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cannonradio
04-27-2010, 04:16 PM
Anyone know of a free service that will let you use a short code text service? there use to be one but cant find it now.They use to charge the person to text you and send the text to you e-mail all for free.They use to charge the person who text like 20p is there anything like that about anyone know? thanks.

Brutish Sailor
04-27-2010, 05:44 PM
Its hard to find free SMS nowadays.

What are you trying to accomplish with this? DJ comms?

You ever consider SHOUTRTS and having all your DJ's connect to a messenger service?

cannonradio
04-27-2010, 05:59 PM
Its hard to find free SMS nowadays.

What are you trying to accomplish with this? DJ comms?

You ever consider SHOUTRTS and having all your DJ's connect to a messenger service?
Hi Brutish i was just looking for a text service where people can text request or shout out so on i know you can use e-mail so on but text works i know it do more people will text then e-mail or anything aslong as it not cost a bomb lol Thanks

Brutish Sailor
04-27-2010, 06:22 PM
Ok, you can use Skype. I believe its free to recieve SMS if you pay the fee for a Skype number. Dont quote me on this.

Brutish Sailor
04-27-2010, 06:25 PM
Also, almost ALL phones now have some form of messenger. Just food for thought. OH, and Snapv!ne is cool too for this, and its nice to be able to leave messages through this widget.

NickolasM.
04-28-2010, 02:39 AM
Or text: username@website.com

:D

cannonradio
04-28-2010, 09:40 AM
Ok, you can use Skype. I believe its free to recieve SMS if you pay the fee for a Skype number. Dont quote me on this.
Yes you can send sms with skype if you pay the monthly fee and its not much. And i think you recive your replay on your own mobile i think this is what it says about it >

You will receive an SMS with a verification code. Enter this code in the box to validate your mobile. All SMS messages sent from Skype will now show this number as the sender ID and your contacts will be able to SMS you back to this mobile number.

IAmDJBlu
04-28-2010, 08:21 PM
Skype works for me, Here in the states thre are some services that send sms directly to an email account, but why pay when most phones can already send sms messages to emails?

IAmDJBlu
04-28-2010, 08:23 PM
or im sure a Google SMS Account wouyld also be a good alternative if you set it up corectly. But like i said, i'm in the States, so i dont know if google offers such services in other countries.

cannonradio
04-29-2010, 12:00 PM
I Found this one its free to set up and use but it will cost the person texting 1.50 per text.. :(
http://www.smms.co.za/home

Brutish Sailor
04-30-2010, 07:10 PM
Im actually going to rep this..... This is a nice way for a station to raise funds during a doner drive.... Good find Cannon!

Brutish Sailor
04-30-2010, 07:13 PM
Wait.... it charges them 1-50R, and gets you 10C? what is 10C?

IAmDJBlu
04-30-2010, 07:20 PM
oh snap, this IS a nice fund raising service. Good find, Props.

IAmDJBlu
04-30-2010, 07:31 PM
its 10 cents
i think

cannonradio
04-30-2010, 09:31 PM
Its like they pay 1.50 or $3.00 you get 10p or 10 cents a text thats what i read but dont take my word for it read it its hard to understand dont wanna miss lead anyone

Brutish Sailor
04-30-2010, 11:09 PM
For the cost of that service, you could start a 50/50 service and make a killing.

MixStream.net
05-03-2010, 05:55 PM
I think this might be useful http://zong.com/

Very easy to set up, your listeners just send a message to your number and it can be posted to a PHP script (or whatever you use).

cannonradio
05-04-2010, 09:12 AM
I think this might be useful http://zong.com/

Very easy to set up, your listeners just send a message to your number and it can be posted to a PHP script (or whatever you use).
Thats nothing to do with sms from what i can see?? its a site about paying for things off the net with your mobile...I know zong use to offer sms short codes but they stoped it afew years back...

Johnnie
05-05-2010, 05:43 AM
http://www.sms2email.com
http://www.aql.com

MixStream.net
05-13-2010, 12:54 PM
Sorry, I must have misunderstood. The way I use zong is for a radio station I run - it allows people to text their message/shout/request to a number (text a keyword and then their message to 82820) and the message gets posted to a PHP script on our server which displays a page to our DJs with all of the messages. The person texting pays 20p + their normal SMS cost and it's free for us.

They have different numbers that charge different amounts for the text, so you can make money from each text if you want to (up to about 1.50 per text).

I obviously misunderstood when you said "i was just looking for a text service where people can text request or shout out".

cannonradio
05-13-2010, 08:36 PM
Sorry, I must have misunderstood. The way I use zong is for a radio station I run - it allows people to text their message/shout/request to a number (text a keyword and then their message to 82820) and the message gets posted to a PHP script on our server which displays a page to our DJs with all of the messages. The person texting pays 20p + their normal SMS cost and it's free for us.

They have different numbers that charge different amounts for the text, so you can make money from each text if you want to (up to about 1.50 per text).

I obviously misunderstood when you said "i was just looking for a text service where people can text request or shout out".
nor m8 they use to do that service but i e-mail them and they told me they stoped that now?? if thats not true could you give me a link where they still do it?? There new website and set up is not easy to understand now? Thanks

samohajo
05-19-2010, 11:23 AM
Yes there's quite a few you could try. I've been looking for one too to raise money for charity with a short code. It looks like most of them offer a similar range of services so if you are new to using them maybe go for one that has some video tutorials and a user-friendly interface?
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MixStream.net
06-28-2010, 11:52 AM
Yeah, that Zong do seem to have stopped the service now - even for existing users.

I haven't seen anything similar without having to pay upfront.