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How to contact Drupal 6 site users by SMS with Ozeki SMS module

On this page you can learn how to contact users by SMS with the help of Ozeki SMS Module. It is assumed that you have already downloaded and installed Ozekisms.zip. This file contains Contact users by SMS module that provides a mobile phone form to users on which they can specify their phone numbers. After they provided their phone numbers you can send them SMS messages from your Drupal site to their cellphones. Read out the configuration guide and watch the video tutorials to learn how you can implement this solution effectively.

Download: ozekisms_v2.zip

Video: Send SMS from Drupal (part 1/2, configure your modem)
Video: Send SMS from Drupal (part 2/2, configure your system)

How to contact users by SMS

Users can enter their phone numbers on a form provided by Ozeki SMS module. On one page you can see all the users who specified their phone numbers. If you check the check boxes next to users names your SMS message will be sent out to these selected users by Ozeki NG SMS Gateway. Ozeki NG SMS Gateway will forward messages to the mobile network either with GSM modem connection or IP SMS connection.

Figure 1 - How to connect Drupal site users with SMS based on Ozeki NG SMS Gateway

Configuration guide for Drupal SMS (contact users module)

It is supposed that you have already downloaded and installed Ozeki SMS module. If you haven't, please check a previous site to learn its steps.

Start your browser and open your Drupal site. Click on "Administer" (Figure 2).

Figure 2 - Administer menu item

Select "Site building" sub menu and click on "Modules" menu item (Figure 3).

Figure 3 - Click on "Modules"

Enable "Contact users by SMS" module and click on "Save configuration" (Figure 4).

Figure 4 - Enable Contact users by SMS option

Please note that you need to enable Profile module to install "Contact users by SMS" module. To enable profile module just click on "Continue" on the window that appears (Figure 5).

Figure 5 - Enable Profile module

This module will provide a mobile phone number field for users where they can provide their phone numbers. In our example there are three users on the page who specified their phone numbers (Figure 6).

Figure 6 - Users who specified their mobile phone numbers

Click on "Ozeki SMS Module settings" in "Site configuration" menu (Figure 7).

Figure 7 - Ozeki SMS module settings

Those users who provided their phone numbers appear on the page with a check box next to their names (Figure 8).

Figure 8 - Users are listed

If you check the check boxes next to their names SMS messages will be sent out to the selected users. Compose your message and click on "Send message" (Figure 9).

Figure 9 - Send message to selected users

In Ozeki NG SMS Gateway you can see that all messages have been sent out to the recipients (Figure 10).

Figure 10 - Sent messages in Ozeki NG SMS Gateway

Thank you for reading this guide. If you still have further questions please contact us at info @ ozekisms.com

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