If you wish to send SMS's from Chintaro, you first need to create an account with a third party SMS provider. Chintaro currently supports several Third Party SMS providers, all of which are as follows:
|3RD PARTY SMS PROVIDER||WEBSITE|
|Burst SMS||http://www.burstsms.com.au/ http://www.burstsms.co.nz|
|Telstra Integrated Messaging||www.tim.telstra.com|
|My Net Fone||www.mynetphone.com.au/|
Once you have an account set up with one of the above providers, you will need to find the API information (username and password) for your account from the SMS provider's website and enter it into Chintaro.
Setting up an SMS Account
This section details how to set up an account with one provider - SMS Broadcast. The steps involved in creating an account may differ slightly with every SMS provider.
1. Go to the website (www.smsbroadcast.com.au) and create an account. You will need to put some credit on the account before you can send SMS's.
2. Once logged in, navigate to Configuration > API Settings. Then click Create new key. Follow the instructions and setup a username and password.
3. Using the details created in Step 2, enter the Username and Password into Chintaro's SMS Configuration fields (see below)
Entering the SMS setup information into Chintaro (non Burst customers)
In Chintaro, from the Home Screen > System Maintenance > Preferences > SMS:
Select the SMSProvider (3rd Party Provider) from the drop down list.
Enter the SMSUserID as the Username from your SMS Provider's website.
Enter the SMS Password as the password from your SMS Provider's website.
The SMS Sender (Default) field is the name of your Organisation that will appear on the SMS when your Client/Tenant/Tradesperson receives it. You are limited to 11 letters or numbers in this field, and you cannot use special characters or spaces.
Enter a number in the SMS Limit field if you wish to set a limit to the number of SMS's that can be sent out at once from a Bulk SMS screen.
Enter the SMS Subscription ID if your SMS Provider requires you to enter this information.
Entering the SMS setup information into Chintaro (Burst customers)
If you are using Burst as your service provider, please disregard the instructions above and do the following:
In Chintaro, from the Home Screen > System Maintenance > Reference Tables > Parameters.
Scroll down in the middle section to the SMSAPI_KEY:
Enter the SMSAPI_KEY that you are provided by Burst in the Parm Text column.
Enter the SMSAPI_SECRET that you are provided by Burst in the Parm Text column.
For SMSGateway enter http://xlbin.transmitsms.com/api in the Parm Text column.
If you wish to set a limit to the number of SMS's that can be sent out at once from a Bulk SMS screen, enter that for SMSLimit in the Parm Number column.
The SMSPassword isn't required.
The SMSSender field is the name of your Organisation that will appear on the SMS when your Client/Tenant/Tradesperson receives it. You are limited to 11 letters or numbers in this field, and you cannot use special characters or spaces.
Exit the screen by pressing the EXIT button on the blue banner at the top. You are now ready to send SMS's from Chintaro.
If you require further support with SMS's, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org