web to SMS, and what can it do for you?
Web to SMS is a great new way to send SMS messages
from your internet browser. 160.com.au offers you a inexpensive yet
feature packed service which allows you to send text messages from
our service as if they were coming from your own phone. Web to SMS
is in many ways superior to sending a text message from your mobile
With 160.com.au, the maximum you will pay to send
a standard SMS* is just 7.9c, with the price becoming cheaper
with the more message credits you purchase.
You can send up to 600 characters over four text messages at once,
allowing you to send email sized messages.
Typing on a computer keyboard is far more comfortable
than battling with the tiny keypads on mobile phones.
The 160.com.au messenger gives you all the important
features, such as address book, message history and delivery reports,
and bulk send the same message to 1 or 1,000's of people at once.
You must have an Internet connection (broadband
and dial up modem supported).
You will need a Java enabled internet browser
(practically all browsers are Java enabled), such as Internet Explorer,
Firefox or Netscape.
Once you sign up, you can begin immediately
sending SMS to test our service as all new accounts have an allocation
of free credits. Message credit packages can be purchased with credits
starting at a low 7.9c and becoming cheaper by volume. Do you have
a question regarding 160.com.au? Please contact
How your text messages is sent
1: You type your message and mobile numbers which it
is to be delivered too. Upon hitting submit, your message is sent
to the 160.com.au servers.
2: You message is received by the 160.com.au server cluster,
where the least cost route is calculated in addition to routing
your message past any internal network issues which may delay delivery.
3: You message passes via a secure socket layer through the internet
to your recipient’s mobile network's SMSC. It is
then processed for delivery to the handset.
4: Your recipient’s network transmits the message through
their infrastructure to the cell which contains the end mobile.
5: The message is delivered to the mobile phone, playing their
chosen message alert tone, be it a simple beep-beep or a Beachboys
single. The entire process typically takes less than 15 seconds.