Use classic ASP to send text messages from your website
 


Classic ASP Active Server Pages Examples, code, tutorials, scriptsClassic ASP for sending SMS text messages from your webpage

I became curious about sending cell phone text message via webpage. I randomly picked a free text messaging page: txt2day then wrote the following script to test using it to bypass the txt2day form so that my own hypothetical page could be customized.

This script is also a simple example of how to use xmlhttp to submit form inputs.

Possible applications to think about:

1. A user registration system that allows site visitors to sign up to receive text message updates from you. You could adapt the script to iterate through the user array to send your own messages.

2. Let your site visitors send you free text messages. Very handy if you're a webmaster or programmer who needs to be "on call."

sms.asp
Please do not use this script to abuse the txt2day service. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of cheap and free bulk SMS messaging providers around the world. Google 'em! If you do use the free txt2day service, be aware that they do have safeguards to prevent spamming, which include blocking the IP addresses of those who abuse the service. If you are going to use their service as a gateway for just a few messages, be sure to put their google ads with the script. If you have more ambitious plans, contact them for permission or shop for a bulk text messaging provider.

SIMPLE TEST EXAMPLE
<% 'testtext.asp


YourMobileNumber="0000000000" 'your cell phone number with area code


DataToSend = "refer=txt2day&status=index&to="&YourMobileNumber&"&provider=uscell&message=Bert+I+sent+you+this+via+ASP+file+that+I+used+to+test+a+text+messaging+service.+Fun!+Your+good+buddy.+Ernie&terms=checked&submit=submit"
dim xmlhttp
set xmlhttp = server.Createobject("MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP")

'replace localhost with the server you would like to post to
xmlhttp.Open "POST","http://www.txt2day.com/newsend.php",false
'set header to tell the receiving we are posting form data
xmlhttp.setRequestHeader "Content-Type", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded"
xmlhttp.send DataToSend 'send data in the form of a query string
Response.ContentType = "text"
Response.write xmlhttp.responseText
Set xmlhttp = nothing
%>

EXAMPLE WITH FORM:
 
<table border="1" width="51%">
<tr>
<td align="center"><center>
<br>&nbsp;<br>
<script type="text/javascript"><!--
google_ad_client = "pub-9766963775333500";
/* 234x60, created 10/17/08 */
google_ad_slot = "2295708624";
google_ad_width = 234;
google_ad_height = 60;
//-->
</script>
<script type="text/javascript"
src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js">
</script>
</center>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center"><br><form method="POST" action="testtext.asp">

<p>
Cell number:<input type="text" name="number" size="10">
<br>
Message:<input type="text" name="message" size="20"><br>
<input type="submit" value="Submit" name="B1"></p>
</form>
<p><br><% if NOT request.form("number")="" then%><%
YourMobileNumber=request.form("number") 'your cell phone number with area code

DataToSend = "refer=txt2day&status=index&to="&YourMobileNumber&"&provider=uscell&message="&request.form("message")&"&terms=checked&submit=submit"
dim xmlhttp
set xmlhttp = server.Createobject("MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP")

'replace localhost with the server you would like to post to
xmlhttp.Open "POST","http://www.txt2day.com/newsend.php",false
'set header to tell the receiving we are posting form data
xmlhttp.setRequestHeader "Content-Type", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded"
xmlhttp.send DataToSend 'send data in the form of a query string
Response.ContentType = "text"
'Response.write xmlhttp.responseText
Set xmlhttp = nothing

response.write "Your text sent to " & YourMobileNumber
%><%end if%>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center"><center>
<br>&nbsp;<br>
<script type="text/javascript"><!--
google_ad_client = "pub-9766963775333500";
/* 234x60, created 10/17/08 */
google_ad_slot = "2295708624";
google_ad_width = 234;
google_ad_height = 60;
//-->
</script>
<script type="text/javascript"
src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js">
</script>
</center>
</td>
</tr>
</table>

 

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