New Now SMS/MMS Product Editions

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Support Blog

In response to a recent customer survey, we have restructured the Now SMS/MMS Gateway product line to offer additional functionality and pricing options that better match customer needs, and now offer multiple purchase options, including monthly payment options.

Key NowSMS product functionality includes:

  • Mobile Operator MMSC
  • Multi-protocol SMS & MMS Message Switch
  • High Performance SMS Gateway
  • High Performance MMS Gateway
  • 2-way SMS & MMS Application Enabler
  • SMS & MMS Gateway for GSM Modems

The following product editions are now available:

NowSMS MMSC Edition: This edition is designed for use as an operator MMSC, and supports full SMS and MMS functionality, including support for automatic provisioning of MMS subscribers. A new ICAP client and server removes the need for purchasing a separate WAP Gateway when customers want to deploy a proxy-less configuration.

NowSMS Gateway Edition: This edition is designed for service providers, corporate customers, developers and testing services. All types of SMS and MMS connectivity are supported. MMS functionality does not support automatic provisioning of MMS subscribers as required in a mobile operator environment. Burst mode support provides higher throughput during peak hours.

NowSMS Modem Edition: This edition is designed for sending and receiving SMS and MMS messages via multiple GSM modems or Android phones only.  All developer APIs, including SMPP, HTTP, SMTP, and MM7 are supported for client connections only.

NowSMS Lite (Single Modem Edition):  This edition is designed for simplified installation and setup. This edition supports sending and receiving SMS and MMS messages via a single GSM modem or Android phone only. NowSMS Lite can be updated to other editions by purchasing a license upgrade.

The trial version of the Now SMS/MMS Gateway provides the full functionality of all product editions.


For the Gateway and MMSC Editions: Licenses are based upon message throughput expressed in either messages per minute (MPM) or messages per second (MPS).

For the Modem Editions: Licenses are based on the number of modems. Message throughput is dependent on device and network capabilities and restrictions.

We have restructured the pricing for all of the above versions, excluding NowSMS Lite, and now offer multiple purchase options, including monthly payment options. Please contact our sales team ( or +44 1883 621100) if you require the revised pricing or further information on the version required.

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