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10:20 pm on May 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Hello,

I am looking for an ASP that will provide an API that allows my web-server to receive incoming SMS messages with image attachments.

Can any one recommend one?

Thanks,
Paul.
1:29 am on May 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I don't know of any premade tools for classic asp to link to a cell phone so that it can collect the SMS messages it receives.

The closest I found was some work done using Serial port interface to cell phone.
4:58 pm on June 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Sorry, when I say "ASP" I mean "Application Service Provider" and not "Active Service Pages".

I guess I should not have posted my question in this forum but I could not find one suitable for MMS and I am writing a .NET application...

Thanks,
Paul.
6:47 pm on June 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

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SMS with image attachments = MMS

Are you using a short code or are you using a 10 digit number from a wireless provider?
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Yes, I meant MMS, sorry.

The client did want a short number, yes.

I found a company in Australia that offers what we wanted... but we're in Canada.

In any case... it turns out the client now just wants people to e-mail in photos from their phone instead.

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paul,

Canada doesn't support MMS over short codes yet. They are working towrds it but they are slow to adopt it. Oddly enough Telus is the first major telco to sign on for it, for those not aware it is odd because Telus is usually the last one to any party.

I do have a solution set up using a SIM card from Rogers or Fido and a GSM edge modem connected to the server for MMS. It isn't that hard to get going but there is a bit of a learning curve to get over.

I also have a SMS short code set up and built out a little basic API that servers can post to and receive posts from. If the client gets back onto wanting this let me know I can help you through it.