SMS instead of an Email?
Is it possible to send a SMS message instead of an email from a server.
Our reception wants to send SMS from a DB to our field agents.
Not sure of sending a SMS message (had to look up the term) but, if everyone is on the same wireless carrier there might be an easy way. I know that my carrier(verision wireless) allows text messages to be sent to an email address that forwards it to the phone( i.e. email@example.com). This kind of solution may or may not work for you but worth looking into. (charges for these text messages are billed the same as any out of network text, least for me)
That's what I do for our Nagios monitoring system. Almost all carriers have some email address format to send a sms to a phone through email.
Thanks WoodApple for your suggestion but the main PTS provider in Sweden, The one we are using only permit that with their own application who are of corse windows only.
Thanks MikeyG79 for your suggestion and yes that should be the solution for me.
I have now sent a mail to my PTS to see if they have a Gateway to use.
This person was from Sweden too.
The Swedish phone company Telia is not offering this services to their customers.
So will not spend more time on this until they change that.
Thanks all for your replays.
Well if you use clickatell they can use it.
A somewhat belated reply to your post but yes you can send SMS/TXT Messages from FileMaker Pro via a compatible SMS Gateway provider. I've actually worked with a number of clients in Sweden to help them send SMS messages from FileMaker via international SMS Gateways and also local Swedish SMS Gateways.
Our product fmSMS can also handle this for you:
Let me know if you need anymore information.
thanks for information
Here's a solution I came up with. It does require a plugin - but the SMS's are free.
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