The main purpose of the SMS Sender software utility is to send SMS messages to individuals or based on the list of subscribers numbers (bulk SMS sending).
Utility SMS Sender is a console application. Depending on the performance parameters, it provides:
- sending SMS messages to one or more numbers from the command line
- sending SMS messages to the list of numbers from the file
- one-time or periodic sending SMS messages created by external systems or by SMS Sender (SMS Server mode)
In the simplest mode to send SMS messages using SMS Sender utility to one or more recipients, it is sufficient to specify the recipient’s phone number (-p or -phone option and phone number of message recipient) and message text (-m or -message option and text of the message), for example:
SmsSender.exe -phone +420776223945 -message "Hello, world!"
Suppose SMS Sender works in periodical scan and send mode. In that case, it periodically scans the directory specified in the configuration file. If there are files in the directory (SMS message files with a certain format: SMS-XML-files that contain information about the numbers of recipients and message text), it sends SMS messages from these files. This mode is useful for third-party systems integration – it extends third-party systems capabilities with SMS messaging support.
- sending messages using both Latin and Cyrillic code tables
- sending composite (comprising more than one SMS message) messages
- providing transliteration of the message to be sent from Cyrillic to Latin writing system
- mass SMS messaging with the user-generated list of phone numbers
- sending SMS messages via both GSM modem and Internet gateway
In order to send SMS messages the SMS Sender can use the following equipment or services:
- GSM equipment*
- Internet gateway for sending SMS messages
- ordinary business-series mobile phone (with integrated GSM modem)
- GSM modem
- GSM gateway connected to the PC