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How can I send and receive SMS using my PC connected to a mobile phone? I need this for a SMS marketing campaign so I can send multiple SMS to many recipients and extract answers. For SMS service I would like to use a mobile phone (ex. Android). I really need extract/import SMS and contacts feature.

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If you can use a phone, it's not a massive SMS campaign. I've built SMS routers that handled 1000 SM/second; a phone would melt at those volumes. You need a direct line to a SMSC (SMS service center at telco) for that. –  MSalters Apr 18 '13 at 12:42
    
For massive campaign I mean 500 sms per day, I want to use my flat contract with my mobile provider. –  Tobia Apr 18 '13 at 12:57
    
@Tobia - You are going to get into serious contract problems if you attempt to send 500 text messages using a normal phone contract depending your location in the world. That sort of thing requires special contracts and special equipment otherwise you risk simply being blocked after being reported by customers. –  Ramhound Apr 24 '13 at 11:44

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Maybe the SmushBox is for you http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/smush/smart-sms-texting-for-everyone-the-smushbox. It was discussed in Security Now episode 398: http://www.grc.com/sn/sn-398.txt

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I can not understand how this box works, does it use gsm net to send sms? –  Tobia Apr 18 '13 at 11:58
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@Tobia: it uses the TMobile network, which is multi-protocol. But if you couldn't figure that out yourself, you're probably going to need expert technical help. –  MSalters Apr 18 '13 at 12:47
    
That's how I interpret those links, yes. You have a contract with a mobile provider, receive a phone number, then use it to send SMS. But why not ask the makers? –  Jan Doggen Apr 18 '13 at 12:47
    
@MSalters I don't think it's provider-specific. Leo and Steve mentioned T-Mobile as an example in the podcast. –  Jan Doggen Apr 18 '13 at 12:49
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@JanDoggen: See the last FAQ: "NON-USA PRICE? ... our service deal is with major mobile provider, T-Mobile USA" –  MSalters Apr 18 '13 at 12:52

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