Re: how hard to set up cellphone delivery channel
Do you need real SMS or just sending text to phone? Our solution is using
SMTP addresses to send to cell phones. We did define two different
DeviceTypeName for subscriber devices so we can get a different stylesheet
template applied, we don't send as must in the message to cell phones.
This was we use the built in SMTP feature to handle the work for us. You can
write your own DeliveryChannel if need be with out a lot of difficultly. We
have a component that writes to MSMQ, mostly taken from the example in
Shyam's book on NS. BOL has an example of writing one to call a stored proc.
Data in our <InstanceName>NSMain.dbo.NSSubscriberDevices table would like
SubscriberID DeviceName DeviceTypeName DeviceAddress
test1 SMTP1 SMTP
[email protected] SMTPChannel (as per ICF below)
test1 Mobile1 MobileEmail
[email protected] SMTPChannel
<!-- Subject here -->
<!-- email address here -->
In the path where our stylesheet's are stored we have a folder for each
DeviceTypeName (SMTP, MobileEmail) with the appropriate stylesheet templates
Hopefully this helps you, or others.
"billdebug" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> I've been cruising the information on NS and I cannot figure this out. I
> guess it's a custom deliverychannel because MS only supports smtp and file
> as built in delivery channels.
> What resources are necessary in order to set up a channel like this to
> deliver, say, text messages to mobiles?
> Do we need special services or service providers to coordinate this with?