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Anyone using an SMS gateway?

 

We have a guest registration app that we are planning that will send IDs and passwords as a text message. There probably won’t be a high volume, but we are looking for someone that will provide a privacy guarantee about the phone numbers we’ll be sending messages to.

 

Mearl Danner

Systems Programmer

Samford University Technology Services

http://www.samford.edu

 

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Hi Mearl,

 

We use Message-Media with our BlueSocket-based wireless guest service to text passwords to self-sponsored guests.

 

http://www.message-media.com/

 

Largely happy with the service, only the rare lag in delivery but most occur within seconds.

 

-Lee

 

Lee H. Badman

Wireless/Network Engineer

Information Technology and Services

Adjunct Instructor, iSchool

Syracuse University

315 443-3003

 

 

We use a MultiTech Multimodem iSMS (http://www.multitech.com/en_US/PRODUCTS/Families/MultiModemiSMS/) to send SMS messages directly to the cell network. Keeping it in-house prevents the privacy issues, plus you have the added benefit of a method of out-of-band communication that can be used with something like Nagios or Solarwinds for system monitoring (since it's difficult to get e-mail alerts when the e-mail server is down).



Neil Gaede
Systems Manager
University of St. Thomas - Houston, TX