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    Send Automatically an SMS

    Asked by Wtfuck on November 13, 2013 at 08:37 AM


    I would like to know if it's possible to put automatically a link in my email Alerts,

    When i will click on this, I want that will send an sms with the customers phone and a predefine message.

    Thank you !

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on November 13, 2013 at 09:46 AM


    There are JotForm apps that have this feature. You can check here


    Perhaps you can make use of this apps.

    And to my knowledge also, most mobile networks supports e-mail.. 

    Please check this thread on a similar discussion, it should help on what you need.

    Inform us if you have more say on this.


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    Answered by Wtfuck on November 18, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    I already see this app but doesn't fit,

    i think i found what i need but idon't know how to work with jotform


    Can you help me with this ?

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    Answered by KadeJM on November 18, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    I think we may have gone a little off-track from what you seek. So I took a moment and re-read what you first wrote again. It seems to me that you actually seeking a way to have a Link which is automatically generated for each Submission of your Form. The link would be included inside of your Email Notification which is sent to you everytime a customer fills in your form. Now should you choose to click on this Generated Link it would then trigger an SMS Message to automatically be sent to that submissions customer. Is that correct?

    I additionally took a look at the Nexmo Link you've provided us. I read through it a little bit and it may be possible but I think it will take some more time to consider this as a possibility since at the moment I don't fully understand it all just yet.


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    Answered by Wtfuck on November 18, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Here is an example of what i would like

    www.sendmymessage.com/{PhoneNumer}/Hello {Name} your order is ready

    It's just an example but this is what i would like.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ardy0689 on November 18, 2013 at 01:52 PM

    Hello, thank you for explaining it further

    I believe this is possible too like Kade mentioned. I think we have a similar SMS API the was previously created by our colleague Elton that takes advantage of Webhooks. Please see his Webhook sample here http://pastiebin.com/5253dd650f070

    To know more about Webhooks. Please refer to this user guide How to Setup Webhook in JotForm.

    I modified Elton's version and matched it to your Nextmo API here:


    Please let us know if this is the one you want. Thanks

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    Answered by Wtfuck on November 19, 2013 at 06:55 AM

    Here is my form that i want to put the sms feature


    Name : {nomDu}

    Phone number : {numeroDe5}

    And here is the file that you give me


    what i need to do ?

    Does this link www.gaby.site40.net/sms.php will automatically send an sms ?


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ardy0689 on November 19, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Hello. thanks for replying back.

    Yes, you may host the SMS API on your website just the way you did. However, it needs a phone number field. I am confused why you need a name field. Your Nexmo API only needs your "Sender ID", "API_Secret" and "API_Key" to start a send session with Nexmo API. All three can be taken from your Nexmo account dashboard. If you have not registered with this SMS provider, please do so before proceeding.

    I also took a look the form URL you just gave, http://jotformpro.com/form/22841821868966 but I don't see any phone number field there. Is this the correct form you want to use for SMS notification?

    Please let us know so we can better assist you. Thanks.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ardy0689 on November 19, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    I would like to add that you should paste the contents of your SMS.php on http://www.pastiebin.com and post the link here. As it is a PHP file hosted on a server, any request to download the file will let your server strip all PHP codes as a security measure. We can not view your SMS.PHP on that manner.


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    Answered by Wtfuck on November 19, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Hey !

    I want a name field because i want to send on the sms something like that

    To : {numeroDe5}

    Hello {nomDu}

    Your order is ready, you can pick up at the shop.

    On this link the contact info are at the next step of the from http://jotformpro.com/form/22841821868966

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    Answered by Wtfuck on November 19, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    So if i understand i can put this link on the email Alerts and when the order is finish i can click on this link to notify the customer by sms

    Is't okay ?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on November 19, 2013 at 02:12 PM

    It's up to your settings by the way. However, the form must be submitted in order to trigger the SMS Notification.

    Aside from the API workaround, you can also use third party websites that offers sending SMS email to your mobile number. Example:





    Cool username there! :)

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    Answered by Wtfuck on November 20, 2013 at 05:13 AM

    Thanks !

    I will stay with nexmo,

    But it don't work where i can custom my text message ?

    With this code http://pastiebin.com/528a61c36af36

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on November 20, 2013 at 08:08 AM

    "But it don't work where i can custom my text message ?"

    I am not sure what you mean.


    If you mean where you should use this PHP code you should create a sendsms.php file on your website and then use "Webhooks" to trigger the URL of this script. 


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    Answered by Wtfuck on November 27, 2013 at 04:11 PM

    Just to say that i resolve my problem thank you guys !

    You are amazing !