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    smsActivation plugin

    Hello Everybody,

    Today I want to guide you through setting up the SMS Verification Plugin.

    Actually, installation of the Plugin is done as usual: you'll need to install the Plugin from the back end with one click and then proceed to configuring the Plugin.

    I'd like to note that you'll need to purchase an SMS package from the service provider (Clickatell) to make the Plugin work on your site.

    The Plugin uses Clickatell by default as an SMS provider. Clickatell covers 819 networks in 221 countries.

    Configuring the Plugin:

    1. Install the SMS Verification plugin;
    2. Create an account with the Clickatell service: https://www.clickatell.com/sign-up/
    3. After creating an account, you'll need to add an SMS Integration entry;
    4. Then copy the API Key from the SMS Integration entry that you already added, and then go to the back end and enter the details of your Clickatell account from the Basic Settings > SMS Verification;
    5. Make sure you've listed all the phone number fields in the "Registration phone field key" using the comma as a separator if you have more than one cell phone number in the registration form. The setting uses keys of phone number fields to identify cell phone numbers and send SMS to users' phones.
    6. The Plugin is set up and ready to use.


    The Plugin mechanics is very simple: a user gets an SMS with a 4-digit verification code (can be changed from back end) and enters it in the field that will pop up after the registration.
    The account will be enabled after entering a correct code.

    I hope I did not miss anything, feel free to ask questions you have if something still not clear or you have any questions.

    We may consider integration of another SMS provider if you suggest a less expensive SMS provider, or even a free one, which is very unlikely .

    Good luck!
    Last edited by John; July 30, 2018 at 12:53 PM.

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    smsActivation vs Phone-Activation

    Hello,

    I would like to review a new plug-in from Flynax (smsActivation)
    It's a great option to avoid lot's of Scam & Spam on your website by using this plugin. But, I would like to mention a little cons that involve services with high prices for USA webmasters. In order to use this plugin you must to sign up with "Clickttel" which is prepaid bulk sms service (it's normal). After you sign-up and make your deposit, you will be able to use "smsActivation" plugin.

    For USA webmasters only!:
    in order to deliver sms messages to USA cell phone numbers, you must sign-up also for "US Dedicated Short Code (DCS)" (required from US Government).

    Cons:
    - Set-up fee for DCS: $1,700.00 USD
    - And monthly fee for DCS: $900.00 - $1,400.00 USD

    Basically it became unaffordable for probably most of US webmasters, because of the high rates. So, in this case I find out an alternative:
    What if, "Flynax Team" will add an additional option such as "Phone Verification" (PV) instead of SMS. PV system (process) will make a phone call with activation code.
    I also found a most cheaper company that provided such service: http://www.onverify.com/phone-verification-features
    (you must to sign-in in order to obtain a php code from http://www.onverify.com)

    This function is also beneficial to European webmasters , because their users can activate accounts from their home phone (landlines).

    I hope all other Flynax users will vote for this changes, and Flynax Team will take this point into process for all users.

    Thank you

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    Dear John
    is it possible to provide a local sms provider and your team do a customization on this plugin for us?
    I mean we are interested in his plugin but prefer to use a local provider since our clients are not international. please tell me what kind of information you need to provide this feature?

    Thanks,

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    The account is activating before the user types the code in. How can I fix this??

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Rea Williams View Post
    Hello,

    I would like to review a new plug-in from Flynax (smsActivation)
    It's a great option to avoid lot's of Scam & Spam on your website by using this plugin. But, I would like to mention a little cons that involve services with high prices for USA webmasters. In order to use this plugin you must to sign up with "Clickttel" which is prepaid bulk sms service (it's normal). After you sign-up and make your deposit, you will be able to use "smsActivation" plugin.

    For USA webmasters only!:
    in order to deliver sms messages to USA cell phone numbers, you must sign-up also for "US Dedicated Short Code (DCS)" (required from US Government).

    Cons:
    - Set-up fee for DCS: $1,700.00 USD
    - And monthly fee for DCS: $900.00 - $1,400.00 USD

    Basically it became unaffordable for probably most of US webmasters, because of the high rates. So, in this case I find out an alternative:
    What if, "Flynax Team" will add an additional option such as "Phone Verification" (PV) instead of SMS. PV system (process) will make a phone call with activation code.
    I also found a most cheaper company that provided such service: http://www.onverify.com/phone-verification-features
    (you must to sign-in in order to obtain a php code from http://www.onverify.com)

    This function is also beneficial to European webmasters , because their users can activate accounts from their home phone (landlines).

    I hope all other Flynax users will vote for this changes, and Flynax Team will take this point into process for all users.

    Thank you
    Are you sure it cost that much?
    I just check and it says no monthly or any extra cost
    Only 1.3 cent per message sent, which is not bad

    https://www.clickatell.com/pricing-a...ssage-pricing/

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    Exclamation Any update soon?

    Hi guys!

    Nice plugin. Everything is fine except one thing:
    If user registers with quick register while posting an ad, there is no option to enter mobile for user.
    So when he enters details for registration in quid register form the next page tells that this page is not available without activation.
    But user have already entered all details of an ad.

    So what to do?
    It makes useless because we can't deny user to post an ad without activation. Either we have to disable quick registration. But it is s such useful option.

    Please give some advice!

  7. #7
    Flynax provided the tools for each one of us to chose the path. Either make a full register with complete user data + sms activation, or, go low with extra low registration + quick register +facebook login. So it up to you what you prefer actualy.

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    I see
    But loosing functionality on implementing another, which is not interfering first is not convenient.

    However. I will make som modifications on my side. I will share it if someone will need it

  9. #9
    why not use https://www.twilio.com/sms/pricing/jo its much cheaper and work globally clickatell sound expensive

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    yeah i vote for this https://www.twilio.com/sms/pricing/jo best choice i ever seen so far, http://www.clickatell.com/ is just not working for me, on my site i tried http://www.clickatell.com/ but never worked, so i disabled it .

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