How Do I Send SMS Messages Using My ICQ Account ?
duncan at berrimans.co.uk
Wed Dec 4 05:16:58 EST 2013
There is a 3rd possibility that the number used to send the messages is
blocked, this is particularly likely if the number you are sending to is a
North American number as American/Canadian networks don't like messages from
automated sources which can't be tracked back to an individual.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Devel [mailto:devel-bounces at pidgin.im] On Behalf Of Mark Doliner
> Sent: 04 December 2013 01:57
> To: jay at m5.chicago.il.us
> Cc: support at pidgin.im
> Subject: Re: How Do I Send SMS Messages Using My ICQ Account ?
> (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>
> >> 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
> >> disappear.
> > 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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