Dear Redwold and David:
Thanks much for your replies.
I’m trying to make my Asterisk phone system integrate with the rest of the world who likes to send texts. I was thinking that if I could configure Asterisk to receive an SMS message, and convert it to an email to the user of that extension, that might be a good solution. Depending on the type of phone, I may even be able to wake up the phone and display the text on the phone screen.
Then for sending, I could write a client, or use email or something, to ask Asterisk to send a text (SMS) to go out to my phone provider, who would send it along. I don’t know what my phone provider would have to do, but I assume, perhaps incorrectly, that they are set up to send SMS messages.
It seems to me, with all the texting going on, there should be an Asterisk solution. I know I could use a service like Twillio to send SMS texts, but that doesn’t solve the receiving problem. And, maybe I’m just an old fud here, but I am using Asterisk, the most powerful PBX on the planet, I shouldn’t have to use Twillio, or some other vendor to solve my SMS texting problem.
I appreciate your suggestions. Perhaps this is a question for Digium. They certainly have thought about this problem.