Frequently Asked Question
Which SMS Gateways are supported?
How do I add/change an SMS Gateway?
Do I need to worry about Gateways?
If you’re using Maildash 1.6 or newer on an iPhone with OS 3.0, then you don’t need to worry about Gateways because you can have Maildash send native SMS text messages via the built-in iPhone 3.0 Messages app (set this preference from Maildash’s Settings screen).
If you’re using an iPod Touch, then Maildash sends SMS text messages via Email-to-SMS Gateways, and you should read the rest of this page.
Desparately Seeking Gateways
Maildash comes with quite a few SMS Gateways (listed below), and we’re looking for new ones all the time. If you know of a gateway that works (but is not yet included with Maildash) then please consider sharing the love with other Maildash users. Just send the info to us using our contact form at http://www.pureblendsoftware.com/contactus
How to add a new Gateway
If Maildash does not yet list a particular mobile carrier’s SMS Gateway—or the SMS Gateway email address has changed— then you can add or modify the Gateway yourself. Here’s how:
• Tap the "Gateways" tab (you may have to tap the "More" tab first)
• Tap the "Edit Gateways" button
• Choose a country
• Choose the appropriate mobile carrier, or tap the "Add New Provider" button
• Enter the new SMS format into the second text entry field
• Tap the "Done" button
Not all Carriers provide Gateways
Here in the U.S., most major carriers have email-to-SMS gateways. Worldwide, this is not always true. Several folks have told us about some commercial (for pay) gateway services-- which are compatible with Maildash. We don't know enough about them yet to recommend a particular service.
Here are the current free Email-to-SMS Gateways that come with Maildash
Andhra Pradesh AirTel
Andhra Pradesh Idea Cellular
Chennai RPG Cellular
Chennai Skycell / Airtel
Goa BPL Mobile
Goa Idea Cellular
Gujarat Celforce / Fascel
Gujarat Idea Cellular
Himachal Pradesh Airtel
Kerala BPL Mobile
Madhya Pradesh Airtel
Maharashtra BPL Mobile
Maharashtra Idea Cellular
Mumbai BPL Mobile
Pondicherry BPL Mobile
Tamil Nadu Aircel
Tamil Nadu Airtel
Tamil Nadu BPL Mobile
Uttar Pradesh West Escotel
AU by KDDI
Vodafone Hokuriko/Central North
Vodafone Kansai/West, Osaka
Vodafone Kanto/Koushin/East, Tokyo