SMS Sending from context menu?

  1. 2 years ago

    We have a bunch of Yealink T46G phones. Our Asterisk system (Xorcom) is set to do SMS messaging between phones. SMS messages don't go outside of the system.

    Is there a plugin that would allow our switchboard to send SMS messages to phones from within FOP2? It would be a great add-in, allowing the switchboard to send a simple message like "You have a package up front". I can send SMS from phone to phone, this functionality in FOP2 would be awesome.

  2. admin

    20 Jan 2017 Administrator

    Hi,

    Thanks for the feedback.

    I will have to experiment with the MessageSend to sip:#{exten} and see if it can be done.

    Now I will need some softphone with sms support to test, do you know any that works in osx?

  3. admin

    20 Jan 2017 Administrator

    I made some test today... Next version will attempt a local MessageSend command if there is no external number configured for a particular extension. You will have to enable at least a phony web based sms service in fop2.cfg to enable the SMS menu.

    Not sure if this is the right approach... as you won't be able to send sms to external numbers and internal phones from FOP2, you will have one or the other. And transfer to external will be hindered too.. perhpas I have to add some fop2 config option to enable internal messaging, or perhaps use/integrate FOP2 chat with MessageSend option (so in theory you could chat between a phone and fop2, although this option will require a special messaging context to make it 'compatible' with FOP2 chat, so it will be harder to implement).

    So, stay tuned... if you want to test it out (beta test), contact me via the live help and I can send you the proper files to do a field test.

    Best regards,

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