[Blink] Which SIP service providers support SMS that can be used by Blink?

Mark Atwood me at mark.atwood.name
Wed Sep 19 20:54:52 CEST 2012

On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 11:50 AM, Adrian Georgescu <ag at ag-projects.com> wrote:
> I have not seen any. The reason is simple.
> While it is trivial to sent a short message to a mobile network using many of the outgoing SMS gateway services out there, the next legitimate questions of a user would be how to get messages back. This requires the allocation a phone number in the GSM network for routing back the messages. And when it comes to phone numbers on GSM networks the discussion ends abruptly as no GSM operator  allocates such numbers for usage outside of their own network.

I wonder if it would make sense for the various retail and wholesale
SIP providers to start interchanging short messages with each other,
and that would put some pressure on the GSM network operators...


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