On Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 08:31:58PM +0900, Dalibor Sramek wrote:
> > Thanks for your mail. I got the book. Another problem with RUBY just coming
> > in my mind. May I develop a program to send SMS in RUBY? How to do that? Any
> > help?
> 
> The answer is yes but as far as I know there is no straithforward way (I mean
> something like ruby-sms library).
> There are at least two solutions:
> 1, using an external programm (e.g. gnokii)
> 2, controling a phone directly via serial port (it may be possible to use AT
> commands to send messages depending on the phone)
> 
> If you plan to use unixlike OS for the task I would recommend number 1. It is
> very easy and fast to setup (gnokii must however support your phone).

There's a third way.  You can use one of the many online sms providers.  It's
easy to register and pay for messages with a VISA card, and you can usually
talk to these services using protocols like xml-rpc, or simply passing custom
xml messages over a TCP/IP connection.

Terje Elde