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Using an SMPP Connection for SMS Messaging

The Short Message Peer-to-Peer Protocol (SMPP) is an open, very lightweight, efficient and high performance protocol for sending SMS messages. Some providers of SMPP can also offer short codes, premium messaging and other features. Connecting with SMPP allows a faster and higher volume of SMS messages to be sent, around 50 messages a second.

MobileDataNow Requires the Following SMPP Features

  • Version 3.4 of the SMPP protocol for sending messages over the same connection (Transceiver)
  • Concatenated/long messages/multipart messages
  • Two-way SMS
  • Virtual mobile numbers

How MobileDataNow Works with Two-Way Messaging and a Providers' SMSC

2 way messaging with SMPP

Settings for SMPP Connections with MobileDataNow

Setting
Description
SMPP Mobile Number
The mobile number used to send queries to.
Host
The host name or IP address of the SMPP server.
Port The TCP/IP port number of the SMPP server which the gateway connects to.
Username
The username/system ID given to you by your provider.
Password
The password associated with your username.
Source/Bind/Destination TON Settings
Indicates the type of source address. Ask your provider for default settings.
Source/Bind/Destination NPI Settings
Indicates the number plan indicator. Ask your provider for default settings.
Use SMPP mobile number as Address range
Use if your provider doesn't set the SMPP mobile number as the reply number automatically.
Use TLV for concatenated messages
By default UDH is used for concatenated (long) messages. Tick this box if your provider requires TLV.
Keep alive interval
Some providers require a link to be sent to indicate the client is still alive.

SMPP Providers

Below are a list of some providers of SMPP services in different countries. Some of these providers set monthly minimum volumes and have a small fee to setup. For most purposes, if you didn't want premium services and shortcodes, Hay Systems Limited http://www.hslsms.com would be a good choice as they connect directly to the providers, don't have monthly minimums and are one of the best priced for setup and messaging. HSL can also host your own SIM card virtually if you supply them with a SIM card.
We can help you setup an account with HSL, but make sure your country is supported for incoming and outgoing sms.

Note: We have not tested Mobile Data Now with all of these providers, so please make sure when enquiring that they support the features required above.

The benefits of using a provider in your own country are they will be able to give you a local virtual mobile number/short code/premium sms messages. Otherwise you can use hslsms.com to host your SIM card in a virtual environment.

Regarding character sets, your SMPP provider will tell you what character sets it supports. GSM allows 160 Latin characters per message, ISO-8859-1 allows 140 Latin characters per message and Unicode 70 characters (Not yet supported in MobileDataNow - Arabic, Chinese, Russian etc)

New Zealand

Hay Systems Ltd www.hslsms.com
Run The Red www.runthered.co.nz

Norway

Vianet www.vianett.no

Portugal

Top Solutions www.topsolutions.pt

Romania

SMS Highway www.smshighway.ro

Singapore

Cellent www.cellent.com
End2End
www.end2endmobile.com

South Africa

Clickatell www.clickatell.com
E-Spectations www.e-spectations.com
SMS Warehouse www.smswarehouse.com
Hay Systems Ltd www.hslsms.com

Spain

M-Blox www.mblox.com
mySMSaddress.com www.mysmsaddress.com

Sweden

M-Blox www.mblox.com
Zinek www.zinek.com
mySMSaddress.com www.mysmsaddress.com

United Arab Emirates

360 SMS www.360sms.com
Hay Systems Ltd www.hslsms.com
Siegend www.siegend.com
SMS Country www.smscountry.com

United Kingdom

Clickatell
www.clickatell.com
Connection Software www.csoft.co.uk
End2End www.end2endmobile.com
Hay Systems Ltd www.hslsms.com
M-Blox www.mblox.com
MX Telecom www.mxtelecom.com
Routo Messaging www.routomessaging.com
sms2email www.sms2email.com
Quios www.quios.com
TextOver www.textover.com
Text Magic www.textmagic.com
World-Text www.world-text.com

United States

Aerialink www.aerialink.com
AQ Ltd www.aql.com
Clickatell www.clickatell.com
Kore Wireless www.korewireless.com
M-Blox www.mblox.com
mySMSaddress.com www.mysmsaddress.com
MX Telecom www.mxtelecom.com
OpenMarket www.openmarket.com
Quios www.quios.com
Red Rabbit
www.redrabbitsms.com
Simplewire www.simplewire.com
Wire2air
www.wire2air.com