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Very interesting hack.

I've been trying to access the voice settings to modem-dial for a while, but I didn't think to (ab)use SMS this way.

Why T-Mobile only, though? In theory, you should be able to use this to talk to any SMS gateway, but you're going to end up paying on the gateway side ;(

So, I looked at this list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_SMS_gateways

Of the four major US providers, T-Mobile and Verizon are the only ones with MMS gateways (I use MMS to send the responses) that don't require a sign in by a customer (I only have T-Mobile myself). I tested Verizon's MMS gateway with my friend who has Verizon cell service, but it didn't seem to work for some reason.

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