I work in a non-profit organization and we are looking at creating a two way communication platform to communicate with people. Currently we use a third party Bulk SMS gateway for our Outgoing SMS messages.
For the incoming messages - I want to acquire a long code number and a GSM modem. I have outlined some questions here under. Can someone suggest what model should i go for or if what I want isnt feasible.
GSM, EDGE, GPRS - Does these apply to SMS messages? Does Higher bandwidth connectivity mean the device can receive more text messages?
Any code that reads the incoming SMS - Does it read it off the memory or SIM? Is there a way to stop writing the message to the SIM? Is there any benefit?
On a regular day (not christmas or anything), how many messages can be READ off the device in a minute? What happens if 1000 people send out a SMS message to my number at A point in time or within a minute?
Once the message is read, I want to forward the message over HTTP to a web location. Is the “Internet Plug-Ins for Open AT” meant for this? How would I go about doing this?
Any help provided would help us a long way.