Linking Text and the Net with SMS Gateway

SMS Gateway tool has become increasingly useful as mobile phones have become more and more a part of everyday life. The biggest use of SMS gateways to date has been in email; although this has decreased as third-generation technology has opened mobile handsets to HTML/FTP email servers and the world wide web in general, for many people receiving email messages via text is still an important service. Of course, this technology also allows people to send emails via mobile phone devices – linking SMS to email devices. Before smartphones, this was without a doubt the most effective use of the technology.For better tips visit- text messaging API.

Another popular use of SMS gateway technology is in instant messaging programmes. Various IM or ‘chat’ clients provide the ability to ‘log in’ via a mobile application, with messages received and sent via SMS. Generally speaking the users will need an arrangement with their operator or service carrier for this; for example, users of Outlook 2007 can send SMS messages via the Outlook mobile service, or Skype users can send SMS messages which will then debited against the SkypeOut account. Many mobile phone operators in the UK offer the ability to use MSN messenger via SMS for either a small monthly fee or as a free benefit with a monthly mobile contract.

Still, perhaps the greatest use of an SMS gateway is in mobile marketing, or more accurately automated mobile messages be they from providers or marketers. If you get an automated message from your bank telling you your balance, then that will have been sent from a computer system via an SMS gateway. If you request an Orange Wednesday ticket, so will that. If your operator sends you a message informing you about limited offers on credit usage, then that too will have been sent via an SMS gateway at some point.

Of course perhaps the very greatest use of the SMS gateway is in the unlikely area of sports. Most major sporting events, from football to rugby, offer fans the chance to subscribe for periodic updates on the score. Some news sources even provide short snippets of commentary – all typed into an online form and delivered via an SMS gateway.

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