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Comparison Between MobiGATE and Short Code

FEATURES SMS Gateway using MobiGATE SMS Gateway using Short Code (ASP)


Tangible, all hardware and software belongs to client. No tangible asset. Nothing belongs to client.


Client owns the SMS Gateway. Client does not own the SMS Gateway. The SMS Gateway is shared by all ASP's clients.

Initial Cost

High as client purchase the right to own hardware and software. One time payment. Instead of outright purchase, client pays service fee for service rendered. Service fee is monthly (or yearly) payable.

Internet Connection

Not required. Required, if the internet is down, then SMS cannot be send.

SMS Rate

  • outgoing SMS is charged according to network operator's plan

    • Maxis to Maxis/TimeCEL
      @ RM0.07

    • Celcom to Celcom
      @ RM0.05

    • Digi to Digi
      @ RM0.07

  • incoming SMS is free

  • outgoing SMS is more expensive, about RM0.20 perSMS send

  • receiving SMS is NOT free and requires a "keyword" for routing to the client's account.
    • possibility of losing incoming SMS if it does not contain the correct keyword in order to route it to client's system.

SMS Number

Number depends on the SIM card used.
Client can request for a special number from operator, e.g. 018-8888888
  • 5 digit or more depending on the service provider or on the GSM network operator

  • the 5 digit short code is shared with otherusers, unless client purchase an unique short code

Speed of Sending SMS and Speed of Delivering SMS

The bottleneck is the GSM network which is 9.6kbps; speed is between 5 to 10 SMS per minute per SIM/channel.
For MobiGATE SG-4, 5 x 4 = 20 (to 40) SMS per minute
For MobiGATE SG-8, 5 x 8 = 40 (to 80) SMS per minute


Depends on the Internet speed which is 1Mpbs, about few thousands SMS per minute

Not instant, because the provider of short code will route the SMS to GSM network operator located in overseas (e.g. India) before coming back to local SMS Centre

Delivery Report
(Delivery report will show whether the SMS is received by the recipient or not)

Yes Usually no


  • If MobiGATE is down (for whatever reason),client's IT department can maintain and bring up the system again

  • need to pay maintenance fees

  • if SMS Gateway is down, client cannot do anything but wait


  • client's database is located at client's local server; it is NOT stored externally

  • MobiGATE does not expose mobile numbers to any external parties

  • To send out SMS :
    user -> MobiGATE -> GSM network operator
    only the operator knows the mobile numbers

  • client's database is hosted/stored at provider of short code

  • the provider of short code has full control and access to database, and access to mobile numbers, messages sent, messages received, etc.

  • To send out SMS :
    user -> internet -> ASP-> Maxis -> recipient's mobile phone; total 4 steps. If internet is down, then SMS cannot be send out.   

Comparison Between MobiGATE and 4/8/16 Port Modem

FEATURES SMS Gateway using MobiGATE SMS Gateway using 4/8/16 Port Modem

Concurrent Sending of SMS

Yes No

1 SIM card to 1 GSM Module

Yes No, shared, even though there are 16 SIM cards, but there are only 4 modules

Load Balancing
all modems sharing the load

Yes No, using round-robin rule

Fail Over
if modem fails to send out SMS, the message will be routed to 2nd modem

Yes No

Genuine Wavecom Module

Yes No

Support 64 bit

Yes No


Yes, it is 1U No

For more information, please refer to corporate blog on SMS Gateway.

To order, please contact us.