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    text message to email

    We have a bullying email address set up here so that if a kids feel uncomfortable about another child etc they can email the bullying helpline where they can then be given assistance. Been asked to look into the possibility of being able to send SMS messages to the email? So kids can for example text 65874 or some other number about an incident and it would appear in a mailbox or something. However i no idea where to start.. you guys got any ideas?

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    it might just be my phone but i just put my email address instead of a phone number and it sent it and just got the email

    mynumber@mms.bt.co.uk
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    we want it so that kids can just text a specified number like they do for radio competitions etc and then there texts be placed into a mailbox or something similiar

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdench View Post
    we want it so that kids can just text a specified number like they do for radio competitions etc and then there texts be placed into a mailbox or something similiar
    Then you'll need to look into getting a premium number purchased, which won't work out the cheapest

    Edit - As an example http://www.smsshortcodes.co.uk/purch...shortcodes.htm

    This is "shared" shortcodes, e.g. You might have 12345BULLY which starts at £400 annually from that company.

    If they sent to 12345 that's not you though, it's another company. If you want just a 5 digit number works out a lot more normally.

    Then it goes back to who is paying for the texts, are they being charged back to you? or is it the person texting?

    Steve
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    I think there is a module for FreePBX to accept SMS and forward to email.

    Alternative is look at Google Voice but it's coming in the future

    EDIT: after googling it appears it's in the UK although website says us only
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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    I think there is a module for FreePBX to accept SMS and forward to email.

    Alternative is look at Google Voice but it's coming in the future
    will take a look when i get back in the office in a bit

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    TextAnywhere will do this.

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    TextMarketeer offer two choices Incoming SMS Marketing
    You can have a shortcode and keyword (including a keyword of their choice for free) or
    a virtual mobile number for £10 a month.
    I believe they make their money from you sending texts out through their gateway (the other way to what you want).

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