Squeak goes SMS?
jhinsley at telinco.co.uk
Wed Jan 16 02:14:46 UTC 2002
G.J.Tielemans at dinkel.utwente.nl wrote:
> Why need a special program in Squeak, any emailprogram can already do it?
Well, special program is maybe a bit strong: I'm just looking for an add
on to the Squeak Rolodex (which already calls Celeste). But a gateway
(or, at least, a gateway client) is probably what you'd want if you were
sending multiple messages. You could probably then use it as an added
benifit for people visiting your website/portal: this seems to be what
Buongiorno (in Italy) is doing, although they're now owned by a pretty
big pan-European portal. The thing itself might even cost as site/portal
money, but you'd look to recoop by increasing the number of
visitors/click throughs or whatever.
> - As owner of a cellphone I go to the website of an SMS-service
> - I announce my number to this service
> - It sends a password to my cellphone
> - Then I can create an account (I limit the message lenght to 160)
> >From that moment everyone with an emailprogram can send my phone an sms:
> 1. create the email-adress
> - type + for internationa access
> - type the country code of the cellarphone provider
> - type the cellarphone number (minus the leading zero)
> - add @<sms service provider name>
> 2. create the message IN THE SUBJECT HEADER OF THE EMAIL (no body message)
> 3. send... within seconds it arrives in my cellphone.
So you're sending
<password><code>number-you-want-to-reach at smsprovider.com?
> (I like the easy way the owner of the cellphone can open an account and it
> is still a free service... for how long?)
That's the _big_ question.
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