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03-17-2005, 10:34 AM
Sorry about the multiple posts, wasnt sure where best to post this.

Anyway, heres my question, is it possible to send an alert in the form of a text message when an online php form has been submitted to a specific mobile number?

thanks in advance


03-18-2005, 09:27 PM

More of just a PHP thing, but I have a few scripts running that send a message to my phone if an error has occurred.

I'm not sure if this is possible with all phone carriers. I have just used the mail() function in PHP to send a email to 'my phone number'@vtext.com and it will come across as a text message. Your service may have a similar mailserver setup.

Hope this helps!

04-19-2005, 08:35 AM
This seems like an interesting post.

Can a message actually be sent and displayed on a mobile phone using the mail() function in php??

Also, I am able to understand that an address is required to send the message. This address starts with the number to whom you are sending it to, however, I assume the mail server extension is actually the extention of the carrier (.orange.com, .verizon.com etc). Please mark and explain to me if I am wrong.

Please provide information on this, as it seems like something very interesting to work on.


04-20-2005, 08:26 PM

<?php mail("##########@vtext.com", "Message Subject Here", "Message Content Here"); ?>

You are correct with the mail server depending on the carrier.
I use Verizon, and "vtext.com" is what they use as their "message server".

As long as your calling plan allows quite a few messages it is a useful method. I use it as a debugging tool to send a message when certain errors have occurred in my scripts.