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    SMS Code in VB

    Hi guys

    I hope someone can help. I've written a system to do bulk electronic communications for charities in South Africa. I'm trying to get the sending of bulk SMS's automated in VB6. Anyone have any ideas?

    Much appreciated, Sean

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    It would depend very much on what SMS service you have and how you interact with it. Do you have a web accessible SMS service, or is it a local app with an API?

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    It would depend very much on what SMS service you have and how you interact with it. Do you have a web accessible SMS service, or is it a local app with an API?

    cheers, Paul
    Hi Paul, thanks for your response. I have a Telkom ADSL service, so would probably use Vodacom. I also have a MTN 3G Modem, so could use that - I'd need to check their SMS rates. I'm very green in this regard and would appreciate any suggestions. No, I don't have a web SMS service available. As I said, pretty green. Cheers, Sean

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    Hi Paul, thanks for your response. I have a Telkom ADSL service, so would probably use Vodacom. I also have a MTN 3G Modem, so could use that - I'd need to check their SMS rates. I'm very green in this regard and would appreciate any suggestions. No, I don't have a web SMS service available. As I said, pretty green. Cheers, Sean

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    There appears to be "MTN F@stlink User Interface" that will allow you to send SMS, but I can't find any information on the software.
    Personally I think it may be easier and possibly cheaper to use one of the internet based SMS gateways. A quick search will pop up plenty of options.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    There appears to be "MTN F@stlink User Interface" that will allow you to send SMS, but I can't find any information on the software.
    Personally I think it may be easier and possibly cheaper to use one of the internet based SMS gateways. A quick search will pop up plenty of options.

    cheers, Paul
    Thanks Paul, I'll follow it up. Many thanks for your assistance - much appreciate. Cheers, Sean

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