Does anyone have a script which will send a Text message to a cell phone?

Discussion in 'Scripting' started by Spin, Aug 20, 2008.

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    Spin Guest


    Does anyone have a script which will send a Text message to a cell phone? I
    need this for a network monitoring product we are using. While it can send
    SMTP and pager notifications, it does not have native support for sending
    Text messages. It can invoke a DOS command, so with a script to send a txt
    message maybe I can make this work.
    Spin, Aug 20, 2008
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    LJB Guest

    With a 10 digit AT&T phone number replacing the # characters this may work
    for you. Or you could send it to '' and they may be
    able to route it for you. Check out the August 2008 PC World article on page

    CreateMailMessage "", _
    "test message from VBScript", _
    "test message from VBScript"

    Sub CreateMailMessage(strTo, strSubject, strBody)
    Set appOutlook = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
    Set msg = appOutlook.CreateItem(olMailItem)

    With msg
    .To = strTo
    .Subject = strSubject
    .Body = strBody
    End With

    End Sub
    LJB, Aug 21, 2008
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    Spin Guest

    Looks promising. I don't have Outlook installed on the system I want to
    test from but I do have Outlook Express. How would the code change for
    Spin, Aug 21, 2008
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    J Ford Guest

    J Ford, Aug 26, 2008
  5. Now is a good time to start learning PowerShell if you have not already. These
    guys have a set called "Netcmdlets" which among a ton of other things, includes
    a util to send SMS messages. It probably requires a modem or a go-between
    server, but I don't know because I've never had need to use it.

    Hal Rottenberg, Aug 26, 2008
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