What are SMS Gateway and How It Works?
Communication is a vital part of life. It helps us survive each passing day. It makes us accomplish our daily jobs, order our favourite meal, get the hair colour we like, complain for a crappy service and possible all other activities of daily living. Along with the world’s advancement, communication also progressed with it.
SMS means short message service. It enables to send and receive short messages. This is one of the most common means of communication in this modern world today. Immediate exchange of brief information is made possible with SMS. Messages can be delivered without physical contact as this is done virtually or via mobile. This technology is also real time, fast paced and speedy.
SMS messages travel through a series of connections. The telecommunication companies have this so called messaging tool SMS gateway. This is a network facility being used in order to receive and send SMS transmission. It aids two way messaging that can be routed to mobile phones or computers. The connection from cell phones to PC can work through cable ports, infrared and Bluetooth. In this way all SMS messages from the phone can now be retrieved on the PC.
There are several SMS gateway types. They have different ways and specific course being followed as to how they transmit the SMS messages. They are as follows:
- 1. Direct-to-mobile Gateway. This type of SMS gateway has a built-in GSM or Global System for Mobile Communication connectivity. This permits sending and receiving SMS text messages via email, web pages and other software apps through the use of a SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card. Direct-to-mobile gateway differs from SMS aggregators as it is installed in its own organization's network and has the capacity to connect to a local mobile network. This mobile works by the use of SIM card which will be acquired from the network provider for the SMS gateway to be installed.
- 2. Direct-to-SMS Gateway. This device allows sending and receiving SMS text message by email, web pages and other software apps. This translates protocol to different forms to relay the SMS transmission. This type of gateway directly connects to the operator’s mobile SMSC (short message service centre) through a direct line or an internet. SMSC handles operation by storing messages and routing and forwarding them to their desired endpoints. This gateway converts the SMS to an SMSC format for device compatibility. This form of SMS gateway is used by SMS aggregators in order to deliver SMS services to customers. This is due to the great volume of messaging it can support and also its direct contact with the mobile operator.
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