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Text Message From Field

 9:27 pm on Jun 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm trying to take information input into a form on a website and send it as a text message to my cell phone.

When the message gets to my cell phone, the From field is just sequentially numbered like 505, 506, 507, etc.

Instead I'd like to have the from field be a phone number entered into the original web form, so I can select "call" on my phone and have it dial them right away. Otherwise, I have to write down the number and then enter it to call the person filled out my webform.

I had thought it would just use the from header on the email I sent, but this shows up as the first line of the text message. Is there a different header I should use?

Hope this isn't one of those things that will vary by phone/carrier.



 1:41 am on Jun 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm pretty sure the 500 whatever code is for the carrier reference. I have T-Mobile, and I know their codes have specific attributes associated with them. Not so sure that you can change the display. I'm interested to know for sure though.


 3:25 pm on Jun 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

I also have t-mobile and I am pretty sure the sequential codes can be changed.

When I use Google's sms service it shows 46645 as their reply code. When I send a text message to my own phone it shows a +1 then the ten digit number. When I hit "call" for either of these it starts dialing correctly.

So, I guess what I'm trying to do is make my emails to the text message gateway appear as if they were coming from another phone.

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