How to send a ringtone? RRS feed

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  • User-631598681 posted

    I'm trying to figure out how to send a ringtone from a c#.net web site but the more research I do the more I'm getting confused.  I have a tone created already and ideally I'd have a form on the page with cellular number text box,  a drop down of supported carriers, and a "send me the tone" button. 

    First question is do I have to send the tone via SMS or can I just send a link?

    Second question is where do I find a list of the carrier email address that supports ring tones?

    Thanks in advance!

    Tuesday, May 3, 2005 9:20 AM

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  • User-95607119 posted

    You can send monophonic ringtones using SMS. For polyphonic tone syou have to send MMS. About messaging I cite my own blog:

    "You can send SMS and MMS through some HTTP-based messaging gateway. You cannot use ASP.NET to make visitor's device send SMS or MMS. For HTTP-based messaging gateways check out services like http://www.mxtelecom.com/ and http://www.smsdriver.com/. There are also many other services that you can use.

    HTTP-based messaging gateways have their own API-s you can use and this far I've seen no complex ones. I got SMS sending work over MxTelecom services after two minutes, so it should be easy enough also for beginners.

    Once you get API documentation from gateway provider you can write your code to send requests and process responses. Use WebRequest/HttpWebRequest and WebResponse/HttpWebResponse classes from System.Net namespace."

    If you have more question then please ask. You are welcome. :)

    Tuesday, May 3, 2005 9:27 AM
  • User-631598681 posted

    For MMS can you just send them a http link?   And for SMS have you ever used a component like:  http://www.easycomponents.com

    Thanks for the fast response!

    Tuesday, May 3, 2005 9:40 AM
  • User-95607119 posted

    Depending on SMS/MMS HTTP gateway provider you can use API-s they provide. Some of them provide only HTTP GET/POST based API-s, some of them provide ActiveX etc components too and some of them provide even SOAP based web-services. Just read the services overviews and FAQ sections, also help and technical sections to find out what kind of a technical features what provider offers. Also check out their coverage.

    Tuesday, May 3, 2005 10:27 AM
  • User1314949976 posted
    Hi !!!

    I wish you can help!!

    i want to web services send SMS... can you please help me???

    do you have a code that do something similar and if you can advice me what t odo and where t ostart ???

    i apprecaite your help!!!
    Wednesday, June 29, 2005 6:21 AM
  • User-95607119 posted
    Read ASP.NET mobile faq from my blog. Maybe it helps you.
    Wednesday, June 29, 2005 10:36 AM
  • User1314949976 posted

    do you mean your blog in the link provided in your reply !!!
    make Hello world !! from mobile !!!???

    Wednesday, June 29, 2005 11:45 AM
  • User-95607119 posted
    Okay, maybe here are more professionals who still hasn't discovered scrollbars and other cool features in windows [:D], so I give direct link: http://gpf.0wnsj00.net/blog/archives/11-ASP.NET-Mobile-FAQ.html
    Wednesday, June 29, 2005 12:09 PM
  • User1314949976 posted
    thanks for your reply .....i will read it and i hope you can help me if i have further questions.

    i apprecaite your time and help!! [:)]
    Wednesday, June 29, 2005 2:00 PM