Sending ringtones using PHP

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Sending ringtones using PHP

Postby TechMan » Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:37 pm


I am developing a web page which will allow users to send ringtones to their mobile phones. It will work in the following way:

1. User comes to website and selects a ringtone. It could be monophonic, polyphonic or true mp3 type.

2. User enters his/her mobile number in the text box and presses SEND.

3. Ring tone is sent to user.

Now I want to know what are the steps involved in developing such kind of application. I search on Google but couldn't find much on where to start although I have got some information which I am not sure is correct or not. My questions are:

Q1. Because in our country there are 5 GSM operators so do I need to contact them to get their API or some kind of setting which I will use in my web page?

Q2. Shall I use some MMS gateway? I know there are several gateways available and they charge money but is that it? I mean I just need to register with one of the gateways, read their API and start sending ringtones or there is some thing else also involved?

Q3. I found out that there are some open source MMS gateways available like MBUNI which brings me to questions that if they are available for free why use some paid gateway like I mentioned above? I mean anybody can install and use those gateways as they are open source but this is not happening so there must be something which I am missing here! Please correct me.

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Postby syedali999 » Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:19 am

Take a look at :

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Postby TechMan » Sun Sep 16, 2007 8:14 pm

I have seen this too but my questions are still unanswered.
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