|Version 9 (modified by 12 years ago) ( diff ),|
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.
NB The Cron task(s) needs to be enabled in
cron/crontab. THis doesn't currently work for Win32 service. For mod_wsgi, need to add support to the system crontab.
Global provider - average price globally
https://api.clickatell.com/http/sendmsg user=myusername&password=mypassword&api_id=myapi_id text to
Indian provider - cheap for local calls
http://api.mvaayoo.com/mvaayooapi/MessageCompose firstname.lastname@example.org: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.