Hi everyone. I have picked up some great tips and tricks from this website and as a consequence I have pretty much finished my desktop SMS project.
I have asked this question in the .net section as my project is written in such. However, my question is more about the possibilities and practicalities of SMS forwarding as there seems to be a few experts on the general subject here.
my .net project can send and receive SMS text messages through most GSM modems attached to the PC via usb or bluetooth. These text messages are then inserted into SQLServerCe database where certain actions are performed on the messages.
However, I now have a problem. I have seen a a program called SMS Enabler which has the function for setting up a forwarding number. At first I thought it was just a case of taking the received message and then automatically resending it to a stated number.
However, this is not the case as by doing that you are incurring the cost of that SMS as you would for any SMS sent.
This software will forward your SMS to the stated number at no extra cost. I could be wrong, but this might be called "bouncing" the sms onwards. Perhaps it works a bit like call forwarding?
Does anyone know how this might be achieved where an SMS is received by the software and then is auto forwarded to another number at no extra cost (except perhaps to the sender)?