How Do I Send SMS Messages Using My ICQ Account ?
mark at kingant.net
Tue Dec 3 20:57:08 EST 2013
(Move devel at pidgin.im to BCC and CC support at pidgin.im. Sorry, my bad.)
On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 5:41 PM, Mark Doliner <mark at kingant.net> wrote:
> (+devel at pidgin.im so other people can benefit from this discussion)
> On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 5:19 PM, Jay F Shachter <jay at m5.chicago.il.us> wrote:
>> Centuries ago, Nostradamus predicted that Mark Doliner would write on Tue Dec 3 01:41:25 2013:
>>> It sounds like you're doing everything correctly. I don't know why it
>>> isn't working. It doesn't work for me, either (from an AIM account nor
>>> an ICQ account).
>>> I see two equally likely possibilities:
>>> 1. The functionality is broken or disabled in the AIM and ICQ servers.
>>> 2. The AIM and ICQ protocol has changed slightly and Pidgin isn't
>>> behaving as needed in order for this to function.
>>> We could probably narrow the problem down further by checking if this
>>> functionality still exists in official AIM and ICQ clients and whether
>>> it still works there.
>> I tried using their own Web-ICQ and it still didn't work. The
>> symptoms were different. Their Web-ICQ told me that my contacts were
>> offline (which is untrue, they were cellphone contacts, and their
>> cellphones were turned on, so they were not offline). On the other
>> hand, pidgin (and also empathy, I tried that too) tells me that my
>> contacts are online, which is true, and it allows me to IM them, but
>> the IM messages are never texted to their cellphones, they just
> I think the online/offline status is not important. AOL, AIM, ICQ,
> Web-ICQ, Pidgin, etc. have no idea whether the person's phone is on or
> off. That functionality isn't supported by the SMS network. Moreover,
> SMS is a store-and-forward system, where if a phone is off or
> disconnected then text messages destined for that phone will be stored
> until the next time the phone connects to the mobile network.
> Pidgin ALWAYS shows "+NNNNNNNNNNN" contacts as online to make it
> easier to send messages to them.
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