[VoiceOps] SMS apps, providers, and peers

Paul Timmins paul at timmins.net
Wed Dec 9 21:35:54 EST 2009

Peter Beckman wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Dec 2009, Kenny Sallee wrote:
>> It all boils down to what users want today and tomorrow.  IMO - users 
>> want
>> SMS today and are going to keep wanting it for a long long time 
>> because it's
>> quick, works on most all phones (not just smartphones), and sovles a
>> problem.  I'm just not clear on how it comes into play for a 
>> on an IP Phone - I'd ask - Why?  IP Phones sit nex to computers (for the
>> most part).  Computers use IM (its quicker, easier, and free).  Maybe
>> Softphone on a PC?  But again I ask why for same argument as w/ IP 
>> Phone?
>> Am I missing something (likley since I'm not entirely a voice guy at 
>> this
>> juncture in my career).
>  Virtual numbers -- You can have 4 phone numbers all ring on your 
> existing
>  cell for cheap.  Add SMS functionality from your Virtual Numbers to your
>  phone, and if your provider is smart, a way for you to reply, then
>  Double-Awesome.
Many VoIP 802.11 phones have a SIP based SMS function that uses MESSAGE 
as well. Thus you can actually then have fully active SMS on those handsets.

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