[Interest] Sending a SMS with Qt5?

Kate Alhola kate.alhola at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 12:30:48 CET 2013

On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 5:18 PM, Joseph Crowell
<joseph.w.crowell at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 02/01/2013 10:49 PM, Mark wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 10:41 AM, Thiago Macieira
> > <thiago.macieira at intel.com> wrote:
> >> On sexta-feira, 1 de fevereiro de 2013 09.16.29, Mark wrote:
> >>> Windows 7 and linux (debian).
> >> What SMS-sending middleware do you have running on those systems? You
> don't
> >> expect Qt to do magic, do you? It needs to integrate with something
> that know
> >> how to send an SMS.
> >>
> >> I was expecting your answer to be "Android", "Blackberry", "MeeGo",
> "Sailfish
> >> OS" or "Tizen".
> > I think i made a little mistake here. My intention was for sending an
> > SMS over some predefined service api's. Just like you can have a Qt
> > side API to interact with flickr, twitter, ... So i was wondering if
> > Qt had any of those service providers pre-implemented. But then again,
> > those are usually third party, not Qt core or any of it's modules.
> > Sorry for that little confusion.
> Qt Mobility's framework was a wrapper around each phone operating
> system's sms sending software. I believe certain hardware was also
> required like communications hardware to talk to the cell towers and sim
> chip reader to get the sms authentication codes and sms server addresses
> from the sim chip/phone. Correct me if I'm wrong or don't have a full
> understanding about how it all works.
You are right, Qt Mobility is just wrapper to protocol stack to send SMS.
is no single common API to send SMS on mobile phone. On phones protocol
stack interfaces to cellular modem that it uses to send SMS using your
cellular network. SMS service is offered by cellular network operator
and included your subscription/SIM card and usually they charge about sent

If you don't have cellular modem with SIM card on desktop PC and operators
don't offer free SMS service over Internet. If someone happens to offer SMS
over Internet, there is is no common API for that.  If your operator happens
to have such service, then you need to write Qt Mobility backend to use it.
There is no common SMS interface for desktop systems.

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