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SMS from Java to Afrika

 
igwe kalu kalu ogba
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Hello, I don't know if this should be in the J2me forum but I've seen a couple of similar posts moved to the J2me forum. Even though I've seen some similar posts I don't really understand them.
I'd like to send sms messages from my java program to mobile phones. The country code is 234 and an example number can be 08037409685 for instance. My question is, what do I need to do this, is there any cost or can it be free. It's just a simple 5 word message. The company has partners all over the world : http://www.gloworld.com/pages/value_roaming.html <- as you can see from the link. Sample code would be very much welcome since I've never done this sort of thing before. Many thanks. Igwe.
 
Shawn Fitzgerald
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Hi Igwe,

Well I've not seen any real good real world tutorials on how to do that, so I wrote a book on my adventures, and how I got a project to have a server trigger my phone app and the services needed. Take a look at:
http://www.cafepress.com/sms_midp2/
for my book. However you will most likely want to check out www.clickatell.com as they would be a good South African SMSC (you'll want that instead of dealing with all the different cell service providers.)

Hope that helps
-Shawn
 
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