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Sending SMS using .NET through a Web service

, 7 Jun 2004
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This article will help you to know how to use web services in .NET

Introduction

This article is about sending SMS using .NET through web service. With the help of this article we can easily understand how to use web service in .NET and also you will get some information about SMS, GPRS etc. This web service will help you to give the notification if the service unable to deliver.

How does it work?

Initially when undergoing this study I think sending SMS to different services will be a problem, for sending SMS we have to tie up with all the services it is not possible at all, while studying this most of the services provides GPRS(General Packet Radio Service ) facility. GPRS has more functionality and here we are going to use only one that is Internet email services. So it makes our work little easier. After that I think how to find out the services for that particular mobile number. Now it became very critical, then I found a web service that provides us all the information that we needed. Let we discuss in upcoming paragraph.

What is GPRS?

With GPRS you can enjoy a continuous wireless connection to data networks and access your favorite information and entertainment services. GPRS technology allows mobile phones to be used for sending and receiving data over an Internet Protocol (IP)-based network. GPRS as such is a data bearer that enables wireless access to data networks like the Internet. The applications using GPRS are WAP, MMS, SMS, Java and the PC dial-up (for example, Internet and e-mail).

Internet email services come in the form of a gateway service where the messages are not stored, or mailbox services in which messages are stored. In the case of gateway services, the wireless email platform simply translates the message from SMTP, the Internet email protocol, into SMS and sends to the SMS Center. In the case of mailbox email services, the emails are actually stored and the user gets a notification on their mobile phone and can then retrieve the full email by dialing in to collect it, forward it and so on.

Upon receiving a new email, most Internet email users do not currently get notified of this fact on their mobile phone. When they are out of the office, they have to dial in speculatively and periodically to check their mailbox contents. However, by linking Internet email with an alert mechanism such as SMS or GPRS, users can be notified when a new email is received.

For more information about GPRS click here

Using the code

In this article I am using a web service which already exists. Since this web service is tie up with ICQ instant messaging service make our work easier. With the help of this web service we can able to send SMS to various countries like India, US, UK, Malaysia, Japan etc. In this article I have used the web service from www.webservicex.com they are providing Webs Service Definition Language (WSDL) link for sending SMS.

Here I m attaching the sample code for sending SMS.

private void Send_Click(
 object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    {
      try
      {
        SmsTest.net.webservicex.www.SendSMS smsIndia= 
          new SmsTest.net.webservicex.www.SendSMS();
        SmsTest.com.webservicex.www.SendSMSWorld smsWorld =  
          new SmsTest.com.webservicex.www.SendSMSWorld();
        if(rdoType.SelectedValue == "1")
          smsIndia.SendSMSToIndia(txtMobileNo.Text.Trim(), 
            txtEmailId.Text.Trim(), txtMessage.Text);
        else 
          smsWorld.sendSMS(txtEmailId.Text.Trim(), 
           txtCountryCode.Text.Trim(), txtMobileNo.Text.Trim(), 
           txtMessage.Text);
        lblMessage.Visible = true;
        lblMessage.Text="Message Send Succesfully";
      }
      catch(Exception ex)
      {
        lblMessage.Visible = true;
        lblMessage.Text="Error in Sending message"+ex.ToString();
      }
    }

    private void rdoType_SelectedIndexChanged(
     object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    {
      if(rdoType.SelectedValue =="1")
        txtCountryCode.Enabled = false;
      else
        txtCountryCode.Enabled = false;

    }

Conclusion

The most important feature is it will give mail alerts if the SMS is not send to the user. And it will not support all the services which has GPRS facilities.

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Manoj Kumar C
Web Developer
United States United States
I have done Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering. I have strong background in C#, ASP.NET, SQL server 2000. And i also worked in some small application in Mobile.NET and CF.NET

Comments and Discussions

 
QuestionIncorrect code PinmemberKishanzunjare12-Mar-14 0:30 
Questionsms api Pinmemberrahulpnd8735-Mar-14 0:40 
QuestionProblem with coding PinmemberAnish9313-Feb-14 23:46 
QuestionNot Working PinmemberMember 1047243715-Jan-14 7:15 
QuestionNot working Pinmembervikuseth12-Dec-13 4:59 
QuestionNo Funciona.! Pinmemberjesus Laborda18-Oct-13 12:49 
QuestionSending SMS using .NET through a Web service Pinmemberrajeshkool13-Oct-13 23:23 
Questionfor creating our own web service for send a text message PinmemberMember 100019237-Aug-13 7:05 
GeneralMy vote of 1 Pinmemberwaris kantroo 128-Jun-13 21:35 
Not Working!!
QuestionProblem with the code Pinmemberankurgupa19-Dec-12 0:27 
GeneralWeb2SMS Pinmembercivijas21-Nov-12 1:36 
Question??? Pinmembersarfaraznavaskhan2-Oct-12 23:55 
QuestionNot Working PinmemberMember 79212172-Oct-12 22:02 
AnswerRe: Not Working PinmemberDilipan kumar7-Feb-13 1:04 
QuestionHow to send sma using asp.net? PinmemberMember 917112813-Sep-12 21:35 
AnswerRe: How to send sma using asp.net? Pinmemberdsvsfdscd4-Feb-13 0:49 
Questionhi, this is not working, i did not get any sms in mobile Pinmemberhardikdarji29-Aug-12 21:37 
GeneralMy vote of 1 PinmemberMember 894945014-Aug-12 0:26 
Questionhi please PinmemberAziz BUkhari24-Jul-12 10:33 
Questionhi to all Pinmembershalinibharani9-Jul-12 0:55 
QuestionQuery Pinmemberbandnakoushal26-Jun-12 0:28 
QuestionQuery Pinmemberbandnakoushal26-Jun-12 0:26 
Questionsms send issue PinmemberMember 872703717-May-12 21:47 
QuestionCan i use this serive in Iran Pinmemberamrollahi14-May-12 10:54 
General[My vote of 1] Code not working Pinmembersantosh22543-May-12 22:49 
Questionerrer while using this service..... Pinmemberravisourot27-Apr-12 21:26 
GeneralMy vote of 1 PinmemberMaheswar Tripathy18-Apr-12 1:33 
QuestionIt doesnt work use www.ahra.ir to work Pinmembernazarian8-Apr-12 4:48 
QuestionThis is not Working PinmemberGopinath Behera31-Mar-12 21:01 
AnswerRe: This is not Working PinmemberAvinash Shewale8-Apr-12 1:28 
Questionno sms sent Pinmembermarkandeypathakniit28-Mar-12 6:45 
SuggestionSMS not sending PinmemberMustafaproject21-Mar-12 23:52 
GeneralMy vote of 1 Pinmembersantoshshrest17-Mar-12 0:33 
GeneralNot Sending any SMS Pinmemberashu shukla8912-Mar-12 16:37 
GeneralRe: Not Sending any SMS Pinmemberamnithkumar14-Mar-12 0:48 
Questionproblem to receive Pinmemberaxbritto26-Feb-12 20:47 
QuestionGetting error with this code PinmemberJoharika23-Feb-12 23:39 
QuestionIt is not working Pinmember_______________________15-Feb-12 2:58 
Questionsms not sending PinmemberMember 86333788-Feb-12 23:32 
AnswerRe: sms not sending PinmemberMember 1028126917-Dec-13 23:27 
GeneralMy vote of 1 PinmemberRaamcy18-Jan-12 20:53 
Generalwebservice is not envoking Pinmemberpravin_jk18-Jan-12 1:24 
Questionhh PinmemberSohini Dey219-Jan-12 22:42 
QuestionCode not working PinmemberRazia8615-Dec-11 0:06 
GeneralMy vote of 5 Pinmemberpedash10-Dec-11 0:52 
QuestionNO PinmemberMember 837200426-Nov-11 18:42 
QuestionNot wrking Pinmemberarun.m.mr14-Nov-11 19:26 
QuestionIt is not working..Plz update anyone.. Pinmemberabintj13-Oct-11 19:16 
QuestionRuns very fine... but sms not sends.... Pinmemberganesh mahajan11-Sep-11 23:11 
QuestionIts Not Worked PinmemberMohandas P G24-Aug-11 18:56 

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