[asterisk-users] Asterisk SMS()

Christopher Harrington chris at acsdi.com
Tue Feb 19 10:20:42 CST 2013

On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 10:12 AM, Nicholas Johnson <nejohnson2 at me.com>wrote:

> On Feb 19, 2013, at 10:41 AM, Christopher Harrington wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 9:14 AM, Nicholas Johnson <nejohnson2 at me.com>wrote:
>> All,
>>   I'm trying to send an SMS directly from asterisk but it doesn't seem to
>> be working.  The SMS() function does create an outgoing file but doesn't
>> deliver the SMS.  Can anyone help me to understand how SMS() works.  Thanks.
>> extensions.conf example:
>> same => n,SMS(hello,a,17654307001,"hello nick")
> Let's start out by figuring out what hardware you have. Is Asterisk
> connected to the PSTN? What is physically delivering the SMS to the
> carriers?
> Also, when I run `core show application SMS` it talks about some software
> called smsq. Are you running that software?
> Thanks for the help.  Right now I'm running asterisk on a raspberry pi
> using a phone number from flowroute.  Is using a company like flowroute the
> same as connecting to the PSTN?  Also i've tried to install smsq but I
> couldn't find any good documentation to get it setup properly.  So no, I'm
> not using smsq.
I'm not well informed, but it appears that you need to (at a minimum)
provide some sort of interface to connect to a hardware interface for this
process. Google "ETSI ES 201 912".

Having looked at Flowroute, they don't appear to mention SMS anywhere on
their website, so I am going to go out on a limb and say that they will not
provide what you need to send an SMS.

-Chris Harrington
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Mobile Phone: 612.326.4248
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