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I'm not a coding guru, but this looks quite possible to implement. Zong.com offers a unique possibility of payment via sms shortcode, and the billing goes to the end user's cell/mobile phone! This is interesting for customers who don't have credit cards, and I want to offer this as a payment alternative. They have service in the USA/UK/Europe! Anyone want to take a crack at this?




Go to applications / open API. Full documentation is there

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example php code supplied by zong.com



* function sendSMS(...), send a SMS MT (Mobile Terminated)
* arguments are:
* msisdn = phone number in international format, must be URL encoded using rawurlencode (ex: %2B41791234567)
* pwd = your Zong open API password
* ssid = Sub Service Id for this MT, must be the same as the MO
* shortcode = short number of the service (ex: 911)
* price = Tariff class for this MT, must be URL encoded using rawurlencode (ex: CHF%200.50)
* category = category of the MT (ex: rsp), please refer to the Z-Open API documentation
* txt = the text of the MT, UTF8 end URL encoded
* flags (optionnal) = please refer to doc
* ref (optionnal) = opaque reference that will be returned to your acknowledge handler
function sendSMS($msisdn, $pwd, $ssid, $shortcode, $price, $category, $txt, $flags, $ref)
	$url = "https://secure.echosms.net/premium/smsmt-utf8.asp?";
	$querystr = '';
	$query = Array();

	$query["MSISDN"] = $msisdn;
	$query["SSID"] = $ssid;
	$query["PWD"] = $pwd;

	 * If short_code, price or category are not defined, the SMS will be sent as bulk
	 */		if($shortcode != '' && $price != '' && $category != '')
		$query["SC"] = $shortcode;
		$query["TCL"] = $price;
		$query["CAT"] = $category;

	if($txt != '')
		$query["TXT"] = $txt;

	if($flags != '')
		$query["FLAGS"] = $flags;

	if($ref != '')
		$query["REF"] = $ref;

	foreach($query as $key => $value)
		$querystr .= "&$key=$value";

	//removes the first &		 $querystr = substr($querystr, 1, strlen($querystr));

	 * CURL is used here to send data over HTTP
	 */		$ch = curl_init();
	curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url.$querystr);
	curl_setopt ($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, 0);
	curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
	curl_setopt ($ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, 0);
	curl_setopt ($ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYHOST, 0);
	$getResult = curl_exec($ch);

	if(curl_getinfo($ch, CURLINFO_HTTP_CODE) != 200)
		return false;

	curl_close ($ch);

	return true;

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