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[liberationtech] bulk sms

Richard Brooks rrb at g.clemson.edu
Thu Jan 1 14:03:00 PST 2015


Which gateways have you used? Of particular interest
is sending to rather exotic destinations.

On 1/1/2015 4:15 PM, ITechGeek wrote:
> My preferred method is using email to sms gateways.
> 
> On your side that becomes free (depending on how you send the emails). 
> Most providers have  a disclaimer of no guarantee of delivery via the
> gateways, but I have yet to lose an email that way.
> 
> Is mission critical, I would just use a service like Twilio which will
> charge per msg, but not hard to set-up.
> 
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> On Thu, Jan 1, 2015 at 11:57 AM, Eduardo Robles Elvira
> <edulix at agoravoting.com <mailto:edulix at agoravoting.com>> wrote:
> 
>     Hello:
> 
>     I have used multiple services. I currently use esendex as an SMS
>     sender provider, which is a spanish company (I'm from Spain). We have
>     used other services. Some important facts:
>     * sending SMS to most of the countries costs the same
>     * if you don't care if some messages don't reach their destination or
>     take hours, then go for the cheapest provider. that's good for sending
>     publicity for example. In the other hand, if you do care about the SMS
>     reaching always to the destination, and if you want that to happen
>     fast, then find a quality provider. In my experience esendex is good
>     (they specialized in that, for example in sending "sms authentication
>     codes"), but there are probably other better providers in other
>     countries.
>     * the providers might be able to send 20-50 sms/second. You could
>     scale to do more by using multiple providers at the same time.
> 
>     There are other services specialised in sending SMS, Amazon for
>     example http://docs.aws.amazon.com/sns/latest/dg/SMSMessages.html
>     those I haven't used yet.
> 
>     Regards,
>     --
>     Eduardo Robles Elvira     @edulix             skype: edulix2
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> 
>     On Thu, Jan 1, 2015 at 5:41 PM, Richard Brooks <rrb at g.clemson.edu
>     <mailto:rrb at g.clemson.edu>> wrote:
>     > Anyone willing to share experiences on setting up
>     > (or using) an Internet to SMS interface...
>     >
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