Arduino Function: SMS.beginSMS

Description

Identifies the telephone number to send an SMS message to.

Syntax

SMS.beginSMS(number)

Parameters

number : char array, the phone number to send the SMS to

Returns

 Int

Note

In asynchronous mode, beginSMS() returns 0 if the last command is still executing, 1 if success, and >1 if there is an error. In synchronous mode, it returns 1 if it successfully executes, and 0 if it does not.

Examples

#include 

#define PINNUMBER ""

// initialize the library instance
GSM gsmAccess; // include a 'true' parameter for debug enabled
GSM_SMS sms;

void setup()
{
  // initialize serial communications
  Serial.begin(9600);

  Serial.println("SMS Messages Sender");

  // connection state
  boolean notConnected = true;

  // Start GSM shield
  // If your SIM has PIN, pass it as a parameter of begin() in quotes
  while(notConnected)
  {
    if(gsmAccess.begin(PINNUMBER)==GSM_READY)
      notConnected = false;
    else
    {
      Serial.println("Not connected");
      delay(1000);
    }
  }

  Serial.println("GSM initialized");
}

void loop()
{

  Serial.print("Enter a mobile number: ");
  char remoteNumber[20];  // telephone number to send sms
  readSerial(remoteNumber);
  Serial.println(remoteNumber);

  // sms text
  Serial.print("Now, enter SMS content: ");
  char txtMsg[200];
  readSerial(txtMsg);
  Serial.println("SENDING");
  Serial.println();
  Serial.println("Message:");
  Serial.println(txtMsg);

  // send the message
  sms.beginSMS(remoteNumber);
  sms.print(txtMsg);
  sms.endSMS(); 
  Serial.println("\nCOMPLETE!\n");
}

/*
  Read input serial
 */
int readSerial(char result[])
{
  int i = 0;
  while(1)
  {
    while (Serial.available() > 0)
    {
      char inChar = Serial.read();
      if (inChar == '\n')
      {
        result[i] = '\0';
        Serial.flush();
        return 0;
      }
      if(inChar!='\r')
      {
        result[i] = inChar;
        i++;
      }
    }
  }
}


Based on the reference originally written by Arduino Community,  wiring.org.co and  arduino.cc