Few different options depending on what volume
of SMS' you intend to send. The order I think
appropriate from low to high volume is:
1. eircell webtext/equivalent
With 1 you are usually limited to 30 SMS' a month,
though you can pay someone like go2mobile instead.
Also for low volume you could just put a siemens
M20T on the serial port and get it to send the
for higher volumes eircell/esat/others provide
a service where you can dialup and talk to the SMSC
more directly using a protocol like TAP etc.
For really high volumes you can get your own SMSC
and talk directly to another SMSC to send your
messages. Various operators in germany anyway allow
you to do this quite cheaply.
There's loadsa opensource software for interfacing
to all of these. Look for email2sms & sendsms on freshmeat.
Daire Garvey wrote:
> Hi there, I've written a small script (in Perl under Linux) that polls
> a service and sends off warning emails if the service stops responding,
> it's very simple.
>> However I've been asked to modify the software so it also SMSes an
> administrator's Eircell mobile phone also, and I'm not sure what the
> easiest way to do this would be. Writing some code to interact with
> the webtext form on Eircell's website is a possibility, but if
> someone else has already tackled this problem in a different, more
> reliable way in the past (I'd rather not have to keep updating the
> code every time Eircell change their website) I'd like to hear from
> them. :)
> Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
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