Being able to send SMS text messages to our users is another way for us to connect with them.
It is possible to connect our computer to a GSM modem, interact with specialized libraries (such as Asterisk, asterisk.org, combined with ngSMS, ozekisms.com), and interface with the libraries and the telephony equipment to send SMS messages.
There are easier ways though. Services like Twilio provide gateway SMS services, where we contact them via an HTTP REST API and they handle the SMS sending for us.
For detailed information on REST architecture, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/REST.
In this recipe, we'll convert our newsletter mail out app into a blanket SMS service using the
This recipe requires a Twilio ...