So what exactly is a SMS gateway and SMS API ?

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A SMS gateway is normally a Server over the Internet which have access to SMS services (to receive and send SMS) , and using the SMS Gateway you can request it to send some SMS or save or send received SMS to some email. A application programming interface (API) is an interface implemented by a software program that enables it to interact with other software. It facilitates interaction between different software programs similar to the way the user interface facilitates interaction between humans and computers. So SMS API is actually a software using which you can communicate with the system in SMS gateway and use it to send and receive SMS.

So now as you have known what actually SMS gateway and SMS API is letís learn more about Free SMS API or Free SMS gateway. So you might have already guessed Free SMS gateway is a SMS gateway or server which allows peoples to have access to it using API and also allows to send or receive sms for free using some type of interface. Basically the SMS APIís can be classified in following types according to the way it works:


HTTP/S API , SOAP API , FTP API , SMTP [E-mail to SMS] API , SMPP API , COM Object API , XML API , COM Object API.

To use any of this API you should have at least basic knowledge of web designing , web technology and Some programming and markup languages like PHP , C++ , ASP , HTML , XMLÖ..
So now as you know what a Free SMS API or Gateway is let me share with you a example of a Websites that provides you Free SMS Gateway and API or allows you to send and receive SMS for free.
You can get more information like how to create an API for their service and how to use their service and some tutorials to make your own Free SMS API using their gateway is provided in respective websites.

Example of free sms api and gateway provider :
ē http://www.1601SMS.nl
ē http://www.1609SMS.com

About: These APIís makes it easy for developers to send and receive ad-supported SMS messages from any website. With just a few lines of code, users will be able to interact with a website with their mobile device via SMS, no matter where they are.


Yours Truly,
Margje van Arnhem

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