1.2.3. Sending SMS Text
Messages with SMS Sender
send SMS messages using SMS Sender, follow the steps below:
Download SMS Sender from Microsoft's web site
and install it.
Run SMS Sender and you should see something like this:
1. The screenshot of MS SMS Sender in Windows XP.
In the Available Devices
combo box, select the modem that we installed earlier.
In the Destination Number
text box, enter the recipient's mobile number. To send international
SMS messages, include the country code before the recipient's mobile
number. For example, the country code of the United States is
1. To send an SMS text messages to the mobile number 6123456789 in
the United States, enter +16123456789 in the text box, or simply
16123456789. SMS Sender supports other mobile number formats. Please
refer to SMS Sender's readme file if you are interested in the
In the Body of the message
text box, type the text message you want to send to the recipient.
Click the Send button to
send the SMS text message out.
1.2.4. Sending SMS Text
Messages in Other Languages
Sender supports the sending of Unicode SMS messages. This means you
can send SMS text messages written in languages other than English,
such as Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. To send Unicode SMS
messages, click the Options
button in SMS Sender's main window and select the International
characters (UCS-2) item. If you
select the Autodetect the encoding
check box, SMS Sender will detect what you type and choose the
appropriate character encoding automatically.
2. The screenshot of MS SMS Sender's Options
dialog box in Windows XP.
that using the UCS-2 Unicode encoding reduces the maximum number of
characters that can be included in an SMS text message. An SMS text
message encoded in Unicode can contain at most 70 characters, while
an SMS text message encoded in GSM default alphabet can contain at
most 160 characters.
1.2.5. Logging SMS Text
Sender can log the SMS text messages sent. This allows you to look
back at the SMS messages sent earlier. To enable logging, click the
Options button in SMS
Sender's main window. Then in the Options
window, select the Enable Logging
check box. To view the log file, click the View Log
button in the Options
window. In the log file, you can find the information below:
and date that an SMS text message was sent
of the SMS text message
1.2.6. Importing Phone
is possible to import phone book entries from a mobile phone into SMS
Sender. To do so, click the Phone Book
button in SMS Sender's main window. In the SMS Sender Phone
Book window that appears, click
the Import button.
3. The screenshot of MS SMS Sender's Phone Book
dialog box in Windows XP.
4. The Contact Information
dialog box appears if you click the Add contact
Sender allows you to add, delete or make changes to phone book
entries. However, SMS Sender cannot export phone book entries to the
mobile phone. This means the changes you made to the imported phone
book cannot be reflected on the mobile phone. So, it is better to
make changes to the phone book directly on your mobile phone, and
from time to time, clear the phone book in SMS Sender and re-import
the phone book from the mobile phone.
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