wiki:UserGuidelines/Messaging

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Messaging Module

This is the userguide for the current version of the Messaging module

What Hardware do I need to send SMS?

If using an online gateway, then you don't need any hardware other than the network card :)

If you wish to be able to send messages without an Internet connection then you need a comaptible device such as one from the following.

Hardware compatibility databases:

How do I use it?

1st you need to decide whether you will be using the online gateway or the local modem.

This is configured by the Administrator in the Global message Settings.

The Gateway or Modem details are configured via their own panels.

Clickatell

Global provider - avergae price globally

https://api.clickatell.com/http/sendmsg
user=myusername&password=mypassword&api_id=myapi_id
text
to

Mvayoo

Indian provider - cheap for local calls

http://api.mVaayoo.com/mvaayooapi/MessageCompose
user=my@email.address:mypassword&senderID=TEST SMS&state=4
msgtxt
receipientno

How does it work?

Compose a new message. The autocomplete will find either Persons or Groups.

Contact numbers from Persons have non-numeric characters stripped & then a '+' is prefixed when using a local modem.

For gateway usage, a default Country Code is added to numbers which start with 0.

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