Have a look at gsm.voipbuster.com and download that app! SMS are totally free on that app when sending via the mobile ! The only problem is that the originator will be your user name on voipbuster. Have been using that java midlet for a while, and noticed Friday that texts came off as 0.00 per message.
Enjoy it while it lasts!
How do you get it to work? On the phone it says unsupported content type and on the computer it says it needs to find which programme to run it with.
That's a wml page with a link to the jar file. Can you not open it?
The username recipient thing is a bug on the AFT server side. It should actually appear as if it came from your number (like it does for smsdiscount). I thought that donutface had fixed this a while ago.
Ok that's great, but sending voipbuster messages via AFT wont make them free. you have to use their own client.
Direct link to the jar file:
There's definitely a way to make it free using aft. I might have a look into this.
I have updated aft so that your phone number is shown to the recipient instead of your username.
I am using voipbuster now instead of smsdiscount as it is currently cheaper (though who knows how long that will last for).
VOIPBuster is another application that has recently stopped working on X-Series - just another victim of Three's unannounced port blocking.
i keep getting wrng username/password.
im usint o2 prepay on a nokia 6288 and all default settings are correct.
The sms feature works on the 3pay mobile broadband addon. Are you talking about the calling feature of the VB java app?
dal: I downloaded the latest version of AFT and entered my VB credentials, but sms's are still coming from my username. I have tried both with and without putting the from-number in the account information. My number is definitely verified.
It also seems that AFT will consider VB accounts that have not been topped up as 'invalid account'. Via VB's own java app you can send sms's from account where the balance is €0.00, but AFT doesn't recognize those accounts. Perhaps you could look into this.
But the most serious thing here, is that I get charged 1c per VB text sent from AFT. The texts aren't shown up in 'recent calls' but I had 48c in my balance before, and now I have sent four test texts, and it's down to 44c now.. How come? Could it be that VB detect that they are not sent from their own java midlet?
Also, please make the input character type 'number's in the from-number field when entering the originator number for Smsdiscount/Voipbuster.
That's really strange as this is definitely working for me. Have you got the from number EXACTLY as it is written in your account details (with country code etc)?
I did briefly look into how the voipbuster application works by decompiling it. I could emulate exactly what they are doing but if I did that then the texts would appear to come from your username and not from your number.
I also get charged 1c for a text. I don't mind paying this as compared to the voipbuster application, the recipient of my texts sees that it is from my number (and not my username).
I guess if you want the free texts then you can continue using the voipbuster application, but if you want the texts to appear to come from your number then you can use aft.
I might look into this a bit more next week.
But with the VB app the texts _are_ coming from your own number. It didnt work a few weeks ago, but now it's working fine again.
In AFT, I have entered the verified number exactly as it is in the VB account.
Ok, I will have a look into emulating exactly what the voipbuster application does then, it's fairly straightforward.
As for the other problem, I'm really not sure. Did you use a fresh install (ie overwrite all the previous data)?