WebService::Google::Voice::SendSMS - Send a SMS using Google Voice
This document describes version 1.001 of WebService::Google::Voice::SendSMS, released November 1, 2014.
use WebService::Google::Voice::SendSMS; my $sender = WebService::Google::Voice::SendSMS->new( $email_address, $password ); $sender->send_sms($phone_number => $message);
WebService::Google::Voice::SendSMS allows you to send SMS messages using your Google Voice account (https://www.google.com/voice). It only works if you're able to send SMS messages from the Google Voice website. There should be a TEXT button next to the CALL button in the upper left corner. If that doesn't work, then SendSMS won't work either.
$s = WebService::Google::Voice::SendSMS->new($username, $password);
Create a new SendSMS object. This does not perform any network request. Pass the
$password you use to login to your Google Voice account.
$success = $s->send_sms($phone_number, $message);
Send an SMS saying
$phone_number. The SMS will be sent by your Google Voice phone number.
$success is true if the message was accepted by Google Voice (which does not necessarily mean that it was successfully delivered to the intended recipient).
Google::Voice is a much more complete API for Google Voice. However, I was unable to get it to login successfully.
WebService::Google::Voice::SendSMS is heavily based on http://code.google.com/p/phpgooglevoice/ by LostLeon. It started life as a Perl translation of the PHP code, but it's been refactored substantially since then.
SendSMS: HTTP request failed: %d %s
This indicates that we received an HTTP error after sending a request to Google. The HTTP status code and message are included. The most common error is
403 Forbidden, which indicates that you've used the wrong username or password.
SendSMS: Unable to find %s in response
This indicates that the response we got from Google did not look like what we expected. Perhaps Google has changed their website. Look for an updated version of WebService::Google::Voice::SendSMS. If no update is available, report a bug.
WebService::Google::Voice::SendSMS uses LWP::UserAgent for sending requests to Google Voice, so it's influenced by the environment variables that configure that (especially the SSL options).
WebService::Google::Voice::SendSMS can only send SMS messages. It can't receive them, retrieve the history of sent messages, or access any other Google Voice features.
If WebService::Google::Voice::SendSMS doesn't work for you, the first thing to check is that you can send a SMS message by logging in to the Google Voice website in your browser. If that doesn't work, you'll have to try to work the problem out with Google.
If you're getting a HTTP 403 (Forbidden) error, then you may have supplied the wrong username or password. If those are correct, you may need to log in to your Google account and enable "Access for less secure apps". To do that, go to https://google.com, log in if necessary, click your username in the upper right corner, click Account, click Security, and make sure it says Enabled next to "Access for less secure apps". If it doesn't, click Settings and change it. (If anyone knows how this module can use a more secure login method, I'd be happy to hear about it.)
If it's still not working, please install the Smart::Comments module, uncomment the
use Smart::Comments line at the beginning of this module, and include the debugging output in your bug report. (Be sure to sanitize your password.)
Christopher J. Madsen
<perl AT cjmweb.net>
Please report any bugs or feature requests to
<bug-WebService-Google-Voice-SendSMS AT rt.cpan.org> or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Report.html?Queue=WebService-Google-Voice-SendSMS.
You can follow or contribute to WebService-Google-Voice-SendSMS's development at https://github.com/madsen/webservice-google-voice-sendsms.
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