// we both are full stack developers looking for full time jobs : https://github.com/omie, https://github.com/madhurjain
You should definitely watch out for "Ask HN: Who is hiring?" posts by the "whoishiring"  bot on the 1st of every month.
The one for February was posted some days ago and is still active .
Is there any reason to use twilio over something like this? Twilio costs 0.0075 / message
Twilio's pricing schemes change per country, for us in India (where 1 Rupee = 100 Paisa and USD 1 = ~62 Rupees), twilio charges 60 paisa per message. At the same time, some tel-com providers have plans that cost only 5 paisa per message. India has other limits and regulations but for personal/in-house use they hardly matter.
Ting charges $6/device plus $0.0025 per message.
I believe you already knew about the alternatives (gammu, gnokii, smslib, etc.), so what are the advantages of Gosms over others?
SMS tends to be an expensive way to send data. There are lots of devices that send and receive SMS. They're generally things like industrial air conditioners reporting their status to a maintenance service every hour or so. The data volume is thus low. If you need to send more than tiny amounts of data, it's probably better to get a device that gives you an Internet connection.
Few years back I tried to implement a prototype very similar to this in C#.
My startup was for sharing routes through out sms, however my tel-com company was very cringe-y about the idea, so I decided to write one of my own.
Good job folks.
(I've been using pushover recently, but have been looking for a good local (modern) sms gateway).
(or is there already such an app?).
Surely, all providers with cheapish text messaging plans would have clauses for commercial uses?
I do understand it - you stick your own SIM card to a GSM modem and use this application to send messages via it.
I'm just contemplating that most providers would not allow endless one-way text messaging. Unless you have some sort of a business plan that allows this sort of thing.
Just looking at some use cases where this could replace Twilio/Nexmo but it seems like you would just get blocked by the carrier if you tried to send quite a handful of text messages.
P.S. I have nothing against the app and I think it's wonderful and I just MIGHT use it sometime if I'll need to send messages inside my own country. And I'll probably get blocked but it might just be worth it as I could just swap SIM cards as I could get 3000SMS for about 2.5 euros. But that's some black stuff happening in my mind now!
Can you recommend any usb stick that works with your program that cost less then $100 and can be ordered from the EU ?
It has to support micro sim and both send and receive SMS.
You'll have to check for micro SIM support though. I haven't come across a stick which supports micro SIM yet.
On a sidenode, my comments on this website haven't been well received. Maybe I'm not considering that writing does not have intonation?
I thought my comment above was friendly and easy to understand, and in reality it was completely missed.
Basically what I was trying to say is that if you aren't aware of your need for such software (from a pretty good description in my opinion), then the software isn't for you. Just a few seconds of review of the website makes it quite obvious what the software is intended for. Meh.
Why would anyone want to deny the opportunity to teach someone who wants to learn?