To send messages via the SMPP protocol, a bind to our SMS gateways needs to be established. This can be done using open source software, such as Kannel (

Once the software is set up and ready to use, a transmitter or transceiver bind to our gateways must be established using the following SMPP parameters:

  1. system_id – identifies the user requesting to bind (username)
  2. password – password to allow access
  3. interface_version – indicates SMPP version supported by user
  4. address_range – the user address

Once a bind is established and kept alive, messages can be transmitted. Delivery reports will be returned to the same system_id as the messages were submitted from.

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