Happy holidays to all.
Quick question with regard "Text/SMS" messaging. I know this is not really
the place to ask, so forgive me for bending your eyes. It appears there's
really no easy way to determine the origin of a text sent to a cell, at
least as far as I can see without involving the provider(611) Any quick
links/ideas as to where to research this?
Perhaps something obvious I missing?
And yes, I tried, lmgtfy.com (:
Thanks in advance, and happy holidays/Xmas/New years to all,
For shortcodes, Neustar provided a list:
For regular cellular numbers, the Wireless Amber Alert site is popular
amongst MVNO (e.g. prepaid) users to find out so they can use the
(You don't actually sign up, just enter the number and then it will tell you
For landlines/VoIP/etc. Google should be able to tell you at least the
city/state. Though it's rare that you will get a text from a landline, it is
I could be wrong, but I think the actual question was "is it realistic
to assume a text to a cellphone came from the number it *says* it came
from?" and I think the answer is "no, there are a few ways to spoof it".
Received SMS messages are probably not evidentiary, absent a report from
the receiving carrier of the message traffic log involved, which would
itself be hearsay unless someone testified about it.
Sorry to alll, Yes that in a nutshell woud be my question along with
To add to this
Sleepy here but a quick script ((linux for you windows guys)
[root@sumless3 jgb]# cat send_text.sh
# Server's IP address