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    Question Send SMS to email address programmatically

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    I'm trying to send an email via SMS programmatically. I know it should be possible- you can do it from the "Compose Message" option. But it seems that the api requires the "MSISDN" of the recipient....something i'm guessing an email address doesnt have. so do i just replace the MSISDN with an email address or is there another api? thanks

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    Re: Send SMS to email address programmatically

    as far as i know that's not possible yet. The MSISDN has to be numerical and therefore an email address would be regarded as invalid characters.

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    Re: Send SMS to email address programmatically

    Most carriers offer an email-to-sms service. For instance if you email the subscriber's number e.g. 1234565555@carriername.com it will be converted and sent to the subscriber as an SMS to 1234565555.

    I have this service from my carrier.

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    Re: Send SMS to email address programmatically

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    Then may I ask- you know how some companies tell you to send a text to "xxxxxx" or some number that's obviously not a phone number? How do they get that number?

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    Re: Send SMS to email address programmatically

    re using tmobile.. the way you would do it is send it to the phone number 500 and in the message body you put the email address first then a space and the subject followed by # and the message for example.....(BTW) the pund symbol seperates the subject from the body if you dont want a subject you would make it email address#body
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    T0: 500

    Body: JonDoe@gmail.com Re:blog#Pinstack Kicks ***

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    Re: Send SMS to email address programmatically

    I found that if you do the following to send messages to just peoples phone like a text send it like this 1234567890@teleflip.com it will come back with the peolpes email address and that way you can text

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    Re: Send SMS to email address programmatically

    yeah that will send it to their phone number only though giving it the 160 character limit the option i listed will actually send it to their email address.. like yahoo gmail.. ect.. so depending on what your looking to do you have every option here now lol

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    Re: Send SMS to email address programmatically

    i have a similar issue but the opposite...I want to send a text message out to an email address from my celphone. I used to be able to do it on my treo 650. I don't have a media/email plan so it was a useful tool. I don't want to have to figure out everyone's email addresses as numerical strings. Is there a way to send out text messages to email addresses?

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    Re: Send SMS to email address programmatically

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~this should help for going SMS to email...

    T-Mobile: phonenumber@tmomail.net

    Virgin Mobile: phonenumber@vmobl.com

    Cingular: phonenumber@cingularme.com

    Sprint: phonenumber@messaging.sprintpcs.com

    Verizon: phonenumber@vtext.com

    Nextel: phonenumber@messaging.nextel.com

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