SMS hosted API recommendations?

From: Dan Lyke 
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I'm looking at an app that could benefit from an SMS interface. Some of
y'all have to have tried playing with SMS gateways of some sort where I
could send and receive messages to a phone number via Perl?

Looks like there's an API for Google Voice, but it just lets you send,
not necessarily receive...

Dan

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=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ Twilio theoretically works better in the USA, Clickatel everywhere else. Once confirmed, Clickatel lets you send using a cell phone number you have. Short codes and such can be a nightmare unto themselves. Depending on the volume, an old cell phone with a USB cable works pretty darn well, and I have sample perl code that we use in emergencies when we have to.

=============================================================== From: Dustin Salter ------------------------------------------------------ Kannel.org may work and supports WAP push if that is something you need. Haven't used it outside of a lab. NowSMS - runs on Windows and is a simple SMS Gateway, we actually use it in a production environment. Depending on how you want to set this up/budget Verizon or AT&T can communicate via VPN to their backend SMS services and provide all of the short code glory you may want/need. Ultimately, with Kannel you could implement on a single 1U box and put in some data center since you technically do not need a leased line service or anything to communicate to the providers back-end. - Using OpenVPN or some variant to tunnel back to VZ or AT&T. ds

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