SMS over SMTP in CPPM

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This article explains about the difference between using SMS over SMTP and SMS through SMS Gateways.

Environment : This Article is written  for CPPM 6.X.X and greater.

 

How to add a Mobile carrier if our carrier does not exist in the list?

Navigate to " Home » Administration » SMS Services » Mobile Carriers " on Clear Pass Guest and add a Carrier.

 

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Hit on "Create" and the below page will pop up.

 

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We can get more information about the Carriers and their SMTP format from the below URL.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_SMS_gateways


Say we want to add an entry for "China Mobile", we would do it as below.

 

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We can save this and then map this to a SMS gateway which we would create as below.

Navigate to " Home » Administration » SMS Services » Gateways " and Create a new Gateway.

 

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Comparison between SMS over SMTP and SMS through SMS Gateways.

SMS over SMTP
 
Pros:
  • Free!
Cons:
  • Slower (generally)
  • Guest has to manually select their provider
  • Admin needs to keep track of the carriers
  • SMS is actually an MMS
  • Extra characters are forced into the message due to attempting to include the subject
 
SMS Gateway 
Pros:
  • Faster (generally)
  • Only need to type in the number
Cons:
  • Need to deal with international formats one way or another (Force them, auto add country code, etc.).  
  • Not free 

 

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