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How to send SMS with a GSM modem attached to your PC?


This solution is best if you are planning to send or receive up to 4000 SMS per day. Read more:
  • Prerequisites
  • Setup instructions
  • Video tutorial


    How to send SMS through the Internet?


    If you wish to send more then 4000 SMS per day, it is a good idea to use an Internet SMS service provider. Read more:
  • Prerequisites
  • Setup instructions
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    Ozeki Phone System XE - VoIP PBX Software is an excellent tool for making automated phone calls.

    SMS messages from Joomla with Ozeki SMS module

    On the Overview page you have read the major benefits of adding SMS functionality to Joomla. On this page you will get detailed information on how to implement SMS services to Joomla web sites with the help of Ozeki NG SMS Gateway in practice. The Ozeki SMS module (available below on this page) needs to be installed on your computer and you can immediately start to operate your SMS system. Learn more about this solution, its requirements and functions in this article. A video tutorial and helpful screenshots will also help you configure this solution.

    Download: mod_ozeki_sms_module.zip (3,3 KB)

    Video: Send SMS from Joomla (part 1/2, configure your modem)
    Video: Send SMS from Joomla (part 2/2, configure your system)

    Prerequisites

    For this solution it is necessary to connect your system to the mobile network. One possibility is to use an Internet connection and another is to setup a wireless connection. A wireless connection can be made by attaching a GSM phone/GSM modem to your computer. It will be easier to make the decision if you take a look at our website specialized on this subject: Internet based SMS connections vs. GSM modem based (wireless) SMS connections. According to the selected connection type, you need the following prerequisites.

    Checklist for Internet based connection to the Mobile network

    In order to connect your system to an SMS service provider over the Internet you need the following components:

    Figure 1/a - Checklist for IP SMS connection

    First, you need to find a mobile service provider who is able to reach the mobile phones in your area. The selected SMS service provider should be able to provide SMS services via the Internet. To find such a provider, you can check our website where we list some of them: SMPP SMS Service providers. Once you have found such a provider, you need to sign up for their service to get the connection parameters. You can use these parameters to configure your Ozeki NG SMS Gateway software.

    Checklist for wireless (GSM modem) connection to the Mobile network

    You can also easily connect your system to the mobile network wirelessly, you need a GSM modem or GSM phone that you can attach to your computer with a data cable. In this case your Ozeki NG SMS Gateway software will operate this phone and will send and receive SMS messages wirelessly. To setup this connection method, you need the following components:

    Figure 1/b - Checklist for GSM modem connection

    How this solution works

    To be able to send SMS messages from Joomla first you need to download and install Ozeki NG SMS Gateway software. You also need to download Ozeki SMS module, as well. After the installation processes you need to follow the steps of our configuration guide below on this page to configure your SMS system. After a few steps of configuration a form will appear on your web site that can be used to send SMS messages. Visitors just need to enter the phone number of the recipient or recipients, compose a message and click on "Send message" button to send out the message.

    As you can see on Figure 2 Ozeki NG SMS Gateway forwards SMS messages from Joomla web sites to mobile phones. It connects to the mobile network either with a GSM modem attached to the PC with a datacable; or it connects directly to the SMS center of mobile service provider over the Internet (IP SMS connection).


    Figure 2 - How to send SMS message from Joomla with Ozeki SMS module

    Configuration of Joomla SMS solution

    Installation steps:

    First of all, Joomla and Ozeki NG SMS Gateway software need to be installed on your local computer. (Please find the installation guide of Ozeki NG SMS Gateway on this page.) If you have installed them, log into the administrator side in Joomla (Figure 3).


    Figure 3 - Log into administrator side

    Select "Install/Uninstall" menu item in "Extensions" menu (Figure 4).


    Figure 4 - Install an extension

    Then browse for the downloaded mod_ozeki_sms_module.zip file by clicking on "Browse..." (Figure 5).


    Figure 5 - Browse the zipped module

    If you have found mod_ozeki_sms_module.zip file, select it and click on "Upload file & Install" button (Figure 6).


    Figure 6 - Upload and install the module

    After the installation, select "Module Manager" menu item from "Extensions" menu (Figure 7).


    Figure 7 - Module manager

    Click on "Ozeki SMS Module" in the list (Figure 8).


    Figure 8 - Installed module

    Now, specify the parameters of the module on the right side of the interface:

    IP address - the IP address of the computer to which Ozeki NG SMS Gateway has been installed. As I installed Ozeki NG SMS Gateway to my local computer it will be "127.0.0.1" in our example.
    HTTP Server Port - It is the HTTP Server Port of Ozeki NG SMS Gateway. As I do not change it, it will be the default port: "9501"
    Username - I use the default "admin" user of Ozeki NG SMS Gateway.
    Password I use the default password of the admin user ("abc123") (Figure 9).


    Figure 9 - Module parameters

    Enable the module by checking "Yes" option next to "Enabled" and then click on "Save" at the top right corner of the interface.


    Figure 10 - Enable the module

    Now on the front page of the web site a form appears. Define the recipient in the form, compose a message and click on "Send message" button to send the message (Figure 11).


    Figure 11 - Send a message from Joomla site

    If you take a look at "Sent" message folder in Ozeki NG SMS Gateway you can see the sent message (Figure 12).


    Figure 12 - Sent message in Ozeki NG SMS Gateway

    Thank you for reading this guide!

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