"direct" SMS sending?

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer mickey at openmoko.org
Sat Nov 1 19:36:12 CET 2008

Am Wednesday 29 October 2008 18:50:45 schrieb rhn:
> Hi
> I've came up with an idea which might be completely useless or very
> convenient, but I don't know enough about GSM to be able to judge it
> properly. As far as I know, the SMS messages are sent to a "message center"
> number (which can be edited by the user on some devices) provided by the
> operator using some lossless data transfer method. Would it be possible
> pass the number of another device and send messages directly?


> The whole idea was based on the fact that a voice connection over the time
> of sending a message costs less than sending a message to a different
> operator (at least around here). I don't know how would they charge for
> that kind of connections, though.

You can use a GSM data call, but chances are this will be even more expensive 
than sending an SMS.


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