Today I’m going to show you an unusual way to send SMS from Arduino…
You can find on sale some shields that allow Arduino to connect to the GSM network for sending/receiving SMS, for transferring data (GPRS or UMTS) or making calls.
A different way to send SMS from Arduino is using one of the SMS Gateways available on Internet: those services allow, using Web forms o API calls, to send SMS to mobile devices. Among many service providers, I choose Skebby.
The main services Skebby offers are:
- classic, guaranteed delivery, long sms, sender customization
- basic, best effort delivery, very cheap service
- zerocent, free, delivery only to smartphones with Skebby app installed
I’m going to show you how to use Arduino to send “classic” SMS (service with fee, custom sender) and “zerocent” SMS (free but you need the app).
Here’s how it works:
To use Skebby Gateway, you are required to register:
After having registered, you’ll receive 10 SMS for free.
In the next page, the Arduino’s sketch…