Sunday, March 20, 2005

Reliance SMS Web Service

I wish there was a Web Service to send SMS to Reliance mobile and fixed-wireless phones in India.

Yahoo! supports sending SMS to mobile-phones for only the following operators, as of now.

In India, you can send an SMS to Aircel Chennai, Airtel, Escotel Hutch, Idea Cellular, Oasis Cellular, Orange Mumbai, Spice Punjab and Karnataka mobile users.
From here.

I looked and found a Web Service for sending SMS to India at WebServiceX, but that also doesn't support Reliance.

Usage:If your mobile number is 098XXXXXXXX ,Please enter as 98XXXXXXXX Network Covered: Airtel,Idea Cellular,Skycell ,RPG Cellular,Hutch,Celforce / Fascel,BPL Mobile,Escotel
From here.

So, I dashed off a mail to Reliance Customer Care.


I have been a Reliance customer for a long time now and I am really satisfied with the service. However, I have a suggestion for you:

Could you consider providing Web Services for delivering SMS to Reliance customers?

This would be a great value addition and would allow developers outside Reliance Infocomm to develop many interesting applications for Reliance customers.

Please have a look at this Web Service to get a more complete idea of what I am asking for.

Thanks and Regards,

And I got a reply from them in under 7 minutes, that said:

Dear Mr. Uppal,

Thank you for contacting Reliance Customer Care.

We understand your requirement regarding SMS from internet to Reliance IndiaMobile. In regards to this kindly note that currently we do not provide this facility.

We also thank you for your appreciation and suggestions. We have made a note of it and have forwarded it to our concerned team.

We look forward to assist you again.

For any other details, you can visit our website or write to us at or fax us at 3033 6565. You can also call Reliance Customer Care at 3033 3333 or by dialling *333 from your Reliance IndiaMobile.

Yours sincerely,

Customer Care
Reliance Infocomm


Alpha0 said...

Thanks dude.
It is really a great info especially


Arup Malakar said...

is the webservice sill running?
i got negative response while trying to send SMS to airtel mobile in bangalore.