Smart Messaging (OTA Provisioning)

Overview

The most common use of so-called "Smart Messaging", or 8-bit messaging, is the sending of WAP Push messages to deliver content via WAP download. For more information on WAP Push, please click here.

8-bit messaging

The MX Telecom SMS Gateway supports 8-Bit messaging ("Over The Air" Provisioning), and can send any of the following features via SMS:

SMS Server
  • WAP Push
  • WAP Phone Gateway Settings
  • WAP Bookmarks
  • EMS Ringtones
  • EMS Logos
  • EMS Enhanced Text and Sound
  • Calendar (vCal)
  • Business Card (vCard)
  • Ringtones
  • Operator Logos
  • Group Graphics
  • Picture Messaging
  • Any UDH Message with Headers

The MX Telecom SMS Server Smart Messaging features include:

  • SMS WAP Phone Gateway Configuration

    The SMS Gateway is able to send WAP Gateway settings to certain mobile phones for automatic configuration. Settings can be requested either via the receipt of an SMS or through a Web-based submission form.

  • WAP Bookmarks

    The MX Telecom SMS Gateway is the World's first application to send WAP Bookmarks to certain Nokia and Ericsson WAP mobile phones for automatic configuration. WAP Bookmarks can be requested either via the receipt of an SMS or through a Web-based submission form.

  • SMS Ringtones - (RTTTL Format)

    The SMS Server is able to send Ringtones to certain Nokia phones. Ringtones can be requested either via the receipt of an SMS or through a Web-based submission form. The SMS Server uses the RTTTL standard for all Ringtone delivery.

  • SMS Operator Logos, Group Graphics and Picture Messages - (Hex, OTB and BMP Format)

    The SMS Server is also able to send Group Graphics, Picture Messages and Operator Logos to certain Nokia mobile phones. These too can be requested either via the receipt of an SMS or through a Web-based submission form. The SMS Server software, accepts all graphics in two-colour Hex, OTB and BMP Format.

  • SMS Calendar (vCal) and Business Card (vCard)

    The SMS Server is also able to send calendar and address book information to certain Nokia mobile phones. These can be uploaded through a Web-based submission form.

  • UDH Messages with Headers

    The SMS Server gives you full control of any sent SMS Text messages. This includes the ability to send 8-bit UDH Messages with Headers.

How to send a Smart Message:

Please view our Technical Information section for more details.

Smart Messaging Costs and Multi-part Messages:

All Smart Messages are sent as SMS text messages. For GSM specification technical reasons, long 8-Bit messages sometimes need to be broken down into multipart SMS messages. This usually varies between 1 and 3 SMSs per Smart message. The SMS Gateway can handle all multipart operations automatically.

For more information, please contact us at 1-877-698-3532 or via email at sales@uk.openmarket.com.