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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

Maybe the SmushBox is for you It was discussed in Security Now episode 398:

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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
@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
@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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