I am a newbie to Asterisk. I am trying to set up an SMS texting service. Before I get real carried away into the nuts and bolts of Asterisk I thought I would ask a few questions to make sure Asterisk will do what I want it to do. Below are my questions:
- How can I purchase a long number that could be used in conjunction with Asterisk for SMS Messaging?
- Can I create with Asterisk my own server where I could receive SMS Messages from other phones?
- Currently the way I am sending messages I also need to know the carrier. Is there a way with Asterisk to send the same message only knowing the phone number?
I can send messages from my computer to any phone but receiving them is an altogether different story. I can send a message to a phone and when they reply it sends a message to an email address I can specify. What I would really like to do though is send a message to a phone and at least make it look like the reply is being sent to another phone.
I would appreciate any help.