[asterisk-users] Asterisk SMS()

jon pounder jonp at inline.net
Tue Feb 19 10:26:44 CST 2013

On 02/19/2013 11:20 AM, Christopher Harrington wrote:

I was always under the impression you needed to either use a cellphone 
type device to send them using your account, or send on to one of the 
aggregators who have apis for this.

For low volume stuff, you can simply send an email 
<number>@<providergateway> and it will hit the phone network as an sms.

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