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SMS: contacts group, distribution list, categories... NO ?

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30th January 2006, 05:03 PM   |  #11  
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Re: SimplySMS for windows 5 will be launched in March
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Had an email from Visualit the makers of simplysms. They will be releasing a windows mobile 5 version of the software in March this year.

It will allow users to send a text to a outlook category of contacts.

Hold on it's round the corner.

march ? March ? MARCH ???

It's on next century !!! I'll have switched to another phone by that date...

I'll have to wait then, but I'm looking around for another solution... pretty tired of hand-choosing between my contacts...

Thanks a lot anyway... the fault is not yours... it's MS' first of all...

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30th January 2006, 05:43 PM   |  #12  
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You could create a shortcut with the recipients pre-listed. E.g.

Text message colleagues.lnk
32#"tmail.exe" -to "06xxxxxxx; 06xxxxxxx; 06xxxxxxx" -service ""

Will prompt the messaging app with a new message. If you last used Hotmail/whatever, though - it won't start a new text message, but a new e-mail/whatever.

If you want to be able to pick the account, use instead:
32#"tmail.exe" -to "06xxxxxxx; 06xxxxxxx; 06xxxxxxx"

If you want to add a default message, use :
32#"tmail.exe" -to "06xxxxxxx; 06xxxxxxx; 06xxxxxxx" -body "Text here"

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You can also use vijay555's VJSMS to always send a text message, regardless of what account you're in.
32#"\Program Files\vijay555\VJSMS.exe" "06xxxxxxx; 06xxxxxxx; 06xxxxxxx" -body "Text here"

http://www.vijay555.com/index.php?Releases:VJPhoneTools

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Essentially, all the above are more like 'templates' than they are group text message tools. If you have a new person you want to add to a 'group', you'll have to manually adjust the shortcut.

On the other hand - it's available now, and freely.
30th January 2006, 06:28 PM   |  #13  
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You could create a shortcut with the recipients pre-listed. E.g.

Text message colleagues.lnk
32#"tmail.exe" -to "06xxxxxxx; 06xxxxxxx; 06xxxxxxx" -service ""

[...omissis...]

Essentially, all the above are more like 'templates' than they are group text message tools. If you have a new person you want to add to a 'group', you'll have to manually adjust the shortcut.

On the other hand - it's available now, and freely.

Thank you very much for the helpful hint... the main problem anyway is always the same: I use distribution lists so I don't have to bother on updates of contacts details. I just keep them updated and I have the result.

There is anyway a major problem on the hint you just gave me: line limitation...

WM5 accepts for example multiple recipients on the "To:" field but the problem is I still do not know which is the maximum number (I suppose it depends on how long the "To:" field can be, maybe max 255 char.).

The same problem applies to your hint: I suppose there is still the limitation of 255 chars... or not ? ;)

Thanks anyway.
30th January 2006, 07:01 PM   |  #14  
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yeah, I have no idea what the maximum length is

Of course, for Dutch numbers, 10 chars length, 11 if I include that semicolon, that's still 25 numbers Sending an SMS to 25 people should be more than enough for me

You could also write a mort script to call VJSMSSend a gazillion times :>

The former issue is the bigger one - I hate updating lists, myself. There shouldn't be anything holding developers back from implementing mailing lists, using info from the contacts POOM, and setting up SMS's (setting up and sending an SMS is a MSDN example, so.. pff)

I'm no developer, though - I just managed to get "Hello world" running a few days ago, and then I got sick - so no long computer times for me
21st April 2006, 11:23 PM   |  #15  
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SMS Distribution Lists
Having Upgraded to a qtek 9100 from a nokia 9300 communicator for better windows/outlook compatibility etc, I have been searching for something to fill the gap for SMS Distribtion lists.

I understand from reading other posts than previous versions of Windows mobile did offer this, aswell as being able to play different ringtones depending on chich caller group a call was originating from.

Has there been any new information on SMS Distribution lists for the HTC Wizard phones?

Also, is there any way to actually just select "send new txt message" rather than go to messaging and browse to the correct account/ folder to achieve this?

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24th April 2006, 09:36 AM   |  #16  
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Re: SMS Distribution Lists
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Having Upgraded to a qtek 9100 from a nokia 9300 communicator for better windows/outlook compatibility etc, I have been searching for something to fill the gap for SMS Distribtion lists.

Welcome in the "unsatisfied club"...

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I understand from reading other posts than previous versions of Windows mobile did offer this, aswell as being able to play different ringtones depending on chich caller group a call was originating from.

I have never seen, nor in previous versions, a real "group" as we were used with Nokias...

Some thirdy party programs do that anyway (and it's good enough such programs exists...).

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Has there been any new information on SMS Distribution lists for the HTC Wizard phones?

Unfortunately, no... I have been looking around for a lot of time and finally I found a solution: I kept a Nokia 6230 in my bag, just for this kind of use...

I know, it's stupid... but much more less stupid than preventing me using this feature on a WM5 device !!!

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Also, is there any way to actually just select "send new txt message" rather than go to messaging and browse to the correct account/ folder to achieve this?

Different approach: select the contact you need to send the SMS to and select "Send new SMS" from the options. You'll have the editor opening with the "To:" field already filled...

Hope this helps a little...

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Re: SMS Distribution Lists
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Also, is there any way to actually just select "send new txt message" rather than go to messaging and browse to the correct account/ folder to achieve this?

Download the attached file, extract the included shortcut to your PPC, and run it - see if that works for you. If it does, you'll note that there's "to" and "body" fields that you can fill out if you want (e.g. a pre-composed message to your boss saying that you'll be on your lunch break)

For some more advanced SMS stuff, try VJPhoneTools:
http://www.vijay555.com/index.php?Releases:VJPhoneTools

Or one of the many commercial SMS apps
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24th April 2006, 02:45 PM   |  #18  
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The download when unzipped only contains a shortcut which is not valid.

CAn we download it from your website?
24th April 2006, 03:54 PM   |  #19  
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it's supposed to only contain a shortcut

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32#windows\tmail.exe -service "SMS" -to "" -body ""
If you don't have a "tmail.exe" in your device's "Windows" folder, then indeed it's probably invalid. Try searching for that file on your device, see if it's elsewhere. If it's not, or you can't find it, just use one of VJ's tools instead
17th November 2006, 07:39 PM   |  #20  
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Group sms
O2SMSPlus is out and about, it's for wm5 and does group sms.

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