Sending SMS to mobile phones (in the Netherlands)
I recently got a question about sending SMS text messages from SAP to a mobile phone. My first thoughts went to specialized hardware, but I found out there is a much simpler way to achieve this.
I don’t know if this solution is available in the rest of the world, but here in the Netherlands we have a specialized public gateway for this !
You can activate this gateway by sending a code (“EMAIL AAN”) to your network number:
Network number Provider (site)
After you send this SMS, you receive a message back that the gateway has been activated and it also contains an email adddress (probably something like +316XXXXXXXX@GIN.NL).
From this point on, you can send an email from SAP to this address and the telephone will receive the sender and the subject of this email as an SMS text message ! There is ofcourse always the size limit of 160 characters.
Sending an SMS to your network with code “EMAIL UIT” will switch the gateway off.
There are probably costs for using this gateway, but I don’t know what they are.
Furthermore I should say that I only tested it with the Vodafone network, but I am confident that this should work on other networks too. Maybe the on/off codes differ a little bit.
A nice way to send SMS messages without much hassle.