- Quick start guide
- System requirements
- Installation guide
- Mobile networks
- SMS modem
- SMS modem pool
- SMPP connection
- UCP connection
- CIMD2 connection
- OZX connection
- HTTP sms client
- REST SMS client
- Android smpp
- Service providers
- SMS tester connection
- Load balancing
- SMS from Apps and Office
- Developers guide
- Service providers
- Administrators guide
How to connect your SMS gateway to the mobile network
To connect your SMS gateway to the mobile network you have various options. You can connect wirelessly the same way as mobile phones connect. You can connect to the SMSC of a mobile network operator over the Internet using the SMPP, UCP or CIMD2 protocol or you can use an on-line http sms service. In either case it is a good practice to use multiple connections to the mobile network for fault tolerance, load balancing, least cost routing and backup routing purposes. A common practice is to setup an IP sms connection (e.g. SMPP client connection) for everyday high performance messaging. After this connection is working, it is a good idea to setup a wireless link as backup. You can setup a wireless link using an SMS modem pool. These to connections will make sure your system operates even if the primary SMS service fails.
How to connect your SMS gateway to the mobile network wirelessly
In either case you need SIM cards purchased from a local mobile network operator, and the phone numbers you can use as SMS Sender ID will be the phone numbers assigned to the SIM cards by the network operator. The advantage to using a wireless connection is that it is easy to setup, and often you can send and receive SMS messages free of charge over wireless links. (In fact many SMS service providers run a business of purchasing SMS modem pools with SIM cards and they sell the SMS messages and phone numbers to their clients over the Internet by providing an HTTP sms service.)
How to connect your SMS gateway to a mobile network operator
To send large volumes of SMS messages, a direct connection to the Short Message Service Center (SMSC) of a mobile network operator, or to a high capacity on-line SMS service is a good option. Mobile network operators and top SMS providers offer SMPP client connection or other heavy-duty SMS protocols, such as the UCP sms protocol, the CIMD2 sms protocol or the OZX sms protocol. In most cases you can connect to these providers through a secure SSL link. You may check out the how to create a secure smpp client connection guide on getting more information about this connection option.
How to connect your SMS gateway to an HTTP SMS service provider
The third option to connect your system to the mobile network is to connect to an HTTP SMS service provider. Although the HTTP protocol is not the most efficient option to send and receive SMS messages, because it puts a large data overhead on each SMS, and it does not support SMS delivery reports and inbound SMS messages properly, it is still used by many businesses. The primary reason for this is that an HTTP SMS connection can be setup very effortlessly.
To connect your system to an HTTP SMS service, you need to sign up to the service on their website, and you need to enter the account details they provide into Ozeki SMS Gateway. A list of supported SMS service providers can be found in our On-line SMS service poviders page. You will find step by step instructions for each provider on how to connect to their service.
The following pages give you detailed instructions on how to setup a particular mobile network connection type. The most popular way to connect is to use the SMPP client connection method. Beginners often use their Android mobile phone to create their first connection, since it is always available and very easy to setup and use.
This guide gives you information about how to setup an SMPP SMS client connection. SMPP stands for Short Message Peer to Peer protocol and is a very popular choice among SMS service providers. The Ozeki system offers an excellent, high performance implementation of this great protocol.
Lear more about how to send SMS using SMPP
By following the guide on this page, you will get a brief introduction to UCP/EMI SMS client connection. The Universal Computer Protocol and its extension, External Machine Interface is a great choice to connect to short message service centers for mobile phones.
Lear more about how to send SMS using UCP/EMI
Learn about how you can set up a CIMD2 SMS client connection in Ozeki SMS Gateway. The Computer Interface Message Distribution protocol was introduced by Nokia. The CIMD2 interface transfers messages between applications and the Nokia Short Message Service Center.
Lear more about how to send SMS using CIMD2
You can get useful information about how you can set up a HTTP SMS client connection in Ozeki SMS Gateway by following the guide here. By using this solution, you will be able to communicate with web applications by using the HTTP protocol.
Lear more about how to send SMS using HTTP
This guide gives you information about how you can set up an Android SMS client connection in Ozeki SMS Gateway. By downloading the Android SMPP Gateway to your smart phone, you can use it as an SMPP server, and connect to that smart phone with an SMPP client connection in SMS Gateway.
Lear more about how to send SMS using an Android mobile
The following guide is about to demonstrate how you can connect your GSM modem to your PC and configure it with Ozeki SMS Gateway. The high speed, professional cellular modem works well with Ozeki SMS Gateway.
Lear more about how to send SMS using an SMS modem
The following guide is about to demonstrate how you can connect your GSM modem pool to your PC and configure it with Ozeki SMS Gateway. The high speed, professional cellular modem pools works well with Ozeki SMS Gateway.
Lear more about how to send SMS using an SMS modem pool