View Full Version : VB - Sending SMS through PC to phone
02-09-2005, 05:46 PM
Hi, my question's similar to one already discussed. I have a phone connected to a PC via USB. I want to develop an app with VB6 that i can type messages in and send it through my phone. Can anyone point me in a good direction?
02-09-2005, 05:49 PM
Most carriers have a service that will allow this already.
Verizon - http://www.vtext.com
Cingular \ ATT - http://www.cingularme.com/do/public?l=en-US&v=cingular
Heh, that covers most of the US mobile phone users. I don't know what they got in Africa :p
02-09-2005, 06:10 PM
What are you trying to do with this? Are you just making it for fun? If you are looking to send mass messages, best bet would be to set up a macro with one of the forms I posted above, and pop carrier specific npa-nxx's and line ranges on a spreadsheet (that's if you are shooting off some spam :p). Some will fail due to WLNP but most will go through. Or just put the numbers you want to send to on the spreadsheet, if you have specific targets. Be careful though, since text mesaging can charge a customer upon reciept, unscolicted advertising through text can be a violation of FCC guidlines.
02-09-2005, 06:11 PM
Thanks Basscyst, but i'm not talking about a particular carrier.Maybe i should re-phrase the question.
The phone is connected to a computer through USB or com port. I want to make a program in which i will type the text message. The program then transfers it to the phone which sends it through whatever carrier it's carrying. The PC doesn't have internet or network access.
It's actually for a friend who's travelling for a site survey in a location where there's no internet connection. He wants to be able to connect his laptop to his phone and send messages to some people including me. So it'll kind of be like chatting.
02-09-2005, 06:14 PM
I see, well, you could use the phone as the modem, but I can't think of a way to determine the carrier, 100% accuratley so I guess that won't work for you. I'd be interested to see what you come up with. Could be handy. Though you may be able to find some software to do this that is already made. Maybe check out: http://www.phonescoop.com
Oh, if thats all you need to do, using the phone as the modem is probably your best bet, will probably only pick up 14.4-28k in most areas (assuming the service is available - depends on the carrier) , but that should suffice for IM.
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