[Freedom-misc] SMS enabled Gnu Social Instance

jason at bluehome.net jason at bluehome.net
Sun Jul 29 19:55:34 CEST 2018

Does the GNU Social code even have SMS support in the first place?

 From what I can tell "...supports a cheap-and-dirty system for sending update  
messages to mobile phones and for receiving updates from the mobile.  
***Instead of sending through the SMS network itself, which is costly and  
requires buy-in from the wireless carriers, it simply piggybacks on the email  
gateways that many carriers provide to their customers. So, SMS configuration  
is essentially email configuration.***"

So; it seems that it doesn't talk directly to the carrier networks. Because  
that's expensive. And you need to get their support.

Does your cell phone carrier provide "email-to-SMS"? Your cell phone carrier  
should be able to tell you if they do, and what your phone's email address is  
if they do. Messages sent to that address are then converted (by your cell  
phone carrier) into an SMS.

So, from GNU Social's perspective, it's "just another email address."

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