Is it worth using open source SMS gateway?

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Windows XP
My company has decided to start a new way of promoting. We selected SMS messaging as the method and would like to use an SMS software under Windows XP OS. My question: Should we buy an SMS Gateway or use an Open Source SMS Gateway for free? I am always sceptical about free softwares that is why I'm asking.

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SMS Gateway is a software utility that enables to easily send and receive text “Short Messages” over GSM cellular telephone through the network.
It a service through which companies can instantly and cost – effectively send information to any number of GSM mobile phones in the world. SMS GATEWAY works simply by connecting server to the client database. Here r the list of free SW:
1. Http SMS Gateway
2. SMS Gateway

For better information please link to this :

<a href=”http://twit88.com/blog/2009/09/18/build-sms-gateway-with-open-source-software/”>http://twit88.com/blog/2009/09/18/build-sms-gateway-with-open-source-software/</a>

Hope it may help U !

-Rechil

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  • carlosdl
    I corrected the link provided by Rechil as it wasn't working because of a missing '/'. ---------------- We are currently starting a project using one of the tools mentioned there (Kannel) and it seems to be working well so far, however we needed to connect to a mobile operator's gateway, which increases complexity. We were considering also using an SMS modem directly connected to our infrastructure monitoring server to make it able to send SMS alerts even when the network is down. This option is probably easier to implement, but less scalable.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    By mistake I forgot to provide '/' and I hope T1974 has an expertise to add one more '/' when he /she get links ! Everybody, knows it is not necessary to mention on Address bar: http:// only site name is enough to search on then net. However Thanks Carosdl----- for correct of my silly mistake !
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  • carlosdl
    "By mistake I forgot to provide ‘/’ and I hope T1974 has an expertise to add one more ‘/’ when he /she get links !" When clicking on the link, the site changed the link target to: http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/twit88.com/blog/2009/09/18/build-sms-gateway-with-open-source-software/ which doesn't exist, so, as you can see, Rechil, the final difference is not just the missing '/'. "Everybody, knows it is not necessary to mention on Address bar: http:// only site name is enough to search on then net." That is true when you write the URL in a web browser, but when using the site's 'link' tool, if the target URL is incorrect the link simply doesn't work. The goal of the link tool is to make it easy for users to navigate to the target page just by clicking on the link (without the need to copy and paste, or manually write the URL). It is a good practice to test the links you provide after submitting your answer. Everybody make mistakes Rechil, there is no need to be so defensive. Best,
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