SMS-via-PennyTel

SMS-via-PennyTel


An app to send SMS messages via PennyTel (https://www.pennytel.com.au/).

As at 22 May 2013, PennyTel's rate for SMS is $AU0.05 per message.

Source is published on github: https://github.com/natumbri/SMS-via-PennyTel
Discussion and help on whirlpool: http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=2092455

This app is unofficial, in the sense that it was not created by PennyTel. As a consequence, while PennyTel has assisted in bringing the app to the market, PennyTel is unlikely to be able to provide user support/assistance for the app. Your best bet for support/assistance is the whirlpool forum link above.

Numbers should be in the E164 format. [country code][phone number] (eg - for Australia - 614xxxxxxxx).

No non-number characters should be included in the telephone number (eg. '(', ')', '-', ' ').

The app is currently configured for Australian users, so that Australian numbers not in the E164 format should also work correctly. If the E164 checkbox is selected, telephone numbers with a leading '0' will automatically be sent with a leading '61' (so 04xxxxxxxx will be sent as 614xxxxxxxx). If you try to send to a telephone number with a leading 0 as part of an international dialing code (eg. 0011xxxxxxxxxxx, 011xxxxxxxxx or similar), the leading 0 will be replaced with a '61' and the message may fail. Avoid this by using the E164 format for international numbers.

Future plans include
- user-specified country code (instead of the default Australian '61')
- better integration with the Android system
- more options for user customization
- better handling of non-E164 numbers.
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Free
84
4.2
User ratings
23
Installs
1,000+
Concerns
2
File size
62 kb
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About SMS-via-PennyTel
An app to send SMS messages via PennyTel (https://www.pennytel.com.au/).

As at 22 May 2013, PennyTel's rate for SMS is $AU0.05 per message.

Source is published on github: https://github.com/natumbri/SMS-via-PennyTel
Discussion and help on whirlpool: http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=2092455

This app is unofficial, in the sense that it was not created by PennyTel. As a consequence, while PennyTel has assisted in bringing the app to the market, PennyTel is unlikely to be able to provide user support/assistance for the app. Your best bet for support/assistance is the whirlpool forum link above.

Numbers should be in the E164 format. [country code][phone number] (eg - for Australia - 614xxxxxxxx).

No non-number characters should be included in the telephone number (eg. '(', ')', '-', ' ').

The app is currently configured for Australian users, so that Australian numbers not in the E164 format should also work correctly. If the E164 checkbox is selected, telephone numbers with a leading '0' will automatically be sent with a leading '61' (so 04xxxxxxxx will be sent as 614xxxxxxxx). If you try to send to a telephone number with a leading 0 as part of an international dialing code (eg. 0011xxxxxxxxxxx, 011xxxxxxxxx or similar), the leading 0 will be replaced with a '61' and the message may fail. Avoid this by using the E164 format for international numbers.

Future plans include
- user-specified country code (instead of the default Australian '61')
- better integration with the Android system
- more options for user customization
- better handling of non-E164 numbers.

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A Google User
May 31, 2014
Great App This is excellent for Pennytel customers to make use of their included SMS as part of their plan. I am on a prepaid mobile plan so to be able to access my free Pennytel SMS quota via my phone is very handy and save me money by not using my mobile credit for sms.
A Google User
May 3, 2014
No menu on HTC one x This app is what I want but after install on the HTC one x there is no menu/settings "button" available
A Google User
Apr 13, 2014
Terrific! A well thought out and effective app. After following the included help to configure, it all works very well, excellent app.
A Google User
Dec 26, 2013
Not reliable Sometimes SMS is received straight away but sometimes never or next day.
A Google User
Nov 8, 2013
robyn s Great idea but cannot get this to work with galaxy s11 either. has anyone?