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SMTP to SMS - overseas

email to text

3:52 am on Aug 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Need help. Please bear with me on this long intro.

The address book in my online SaaS program has the functionality to send email (SMTP) to text (SMS). IOW: an email gets sent from my program to 2125551212@txt.att.net - and it arrives as a text message to a cell phone. Since my server is in the U.S., this functionality works flawlessly with all U.S. wireless carriers. There is no cost to me except for negligible bandwidth.

Unfortunately, SMTP to SMS messages do not transmit to a cell phone in another country. Each country has a different code protocol. I wish to keep my server in the U.S. Yet, I want the ability to send SMTP to SMS messages to other countries. At this time, I prefer not to use a gateway provider, if I don't need to. I'm wondering if the following work-around would solve the problem. What do you think?

My SaaS program does not need to send out messages to multiple countries at once. My business model is to serve clients in only one country at a time. I can clone a different version of my program for each country. The only difference in the versions would be the code protocol for sending SMTP to SMS messages.

Will this work? If not, why? If it will work, how do I find out the code protocols for the wiresless carriers in other countries? Thanks!