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Cell phones and the AS/400

My cell-phone company has a Web site where I can enter a cell phone# and a short message. It then sends the message to my cell-phone as a text page. I would like to do this directly from the AS/400 unattended. Can I POST to an external HTTP server without going through a browser? How?

If you check with your cell company, chances are that they are sending an email to your cell phone number @ the cell phone company. With AT&T it works like this: The message originator addresses the message to the subscriber's 10-digit AT&T Digital PCS number followed by That's it. If you want to invoke a POST to an external HTTP server, there are plenty of Java examples you can use. You should be able to find some examples at

This was first published in May 2001

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