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playSMS is a flexible Web-based Mobile Portal System that it can be made to fit to various services such as an SMS gateway, personal messaging systems, corporate and group communication tools
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playSMS version 1.0

Release date 131231

Official project website:

Official playSMS user group forum:

Official playSMS Facebook page:


playSMS is a free and open source SMS software. A flexible Web-based mobile portal system that it can be made to fit to various services such as an SMS gateway, bulk SMS provider, personal messaging system, corporate and group communication tools

Feature Highlights

  • Multiple database engine supported (using PHP PEAR DB)
  • Send SMS to single mobile phone (web2mobile)
  • Send SMS broadcasted to a group of mobile phones (web2mobiles, bulk SMS)
  • Support sending text, flash and unicode message
  • Capable of handling large amount of SMS (500k SMS monthly)
  • Receive private SMS to Inbox and forward it to email (mobile2web)
  • Forward single SMS from mobile to a group of mobile phones (mobile2mobiles)
  • SMS autoreply, for easy autoreplying formatted incoming SMS
  • SMS board, forward received SMS to email, export output in JSON and a few other formats
  • SMS command, execute server side shell script using SMS
  • SMS custom, forward incoming SMS to custom apps, locally or external URL
  • SMS poll, manage polling system using SMS, export output in graph, JSON and other formats
  • SMS quiz, serve quizzes on SMS
  • SMS subscribe, manage user subscribes to a service using SMS
  • SMS sync to utilize SMSSync app from
  • Create your own features, tools, themes and gateway modules as a plugin
  • Supports Gammu, Gnokii, Kannel, SMS Server Tools, Msgtoolbox, Uplink, Nexmo, Twilio, Infobip and Clickatell
  • Supports simulation gateway for testing incoming and outgoing SMS
  • Webservices for sending SMS, retrieving delivery reports, checking credits and more
  • Long SMS support, length of text is configurable
  • Rate SMS by destination prefix
  • SMS credit system per user
  • Timezone settings
  • Multi-language user interface (English, French, Bahasa Indonesia, Russian and a few others)
  • Easily add new language for user interface
  • Web-based interface


playSMS is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

playSMS is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with playSMS. If not, see

You may find detail information about GPLv3 here:

The GPLv3 full text is included in file


Please read INSTALL and then FAQ

Project Founder

Anton Raharja (anton)


Information about code contributors can be found in this URL:


  • ca_ES : Joan (aseques)
  • de_DE : Andre Gronwald (andre)
  • es_VE : Alfredo Hernandez (alfredo)
  • fr_FR : Emmanuel Chanson (emmanuel), Elingui Pascal Uriel (elinguiuriel)
  • id_ID : Anton Raharja (anton), Andry Rachmadany (hangsbreaker)
  • pt_BR : Lucas Teixeira (lucastx), Gabriel Schanuel (gschanuel)
  • ru_RU : Alexey Dvoryanchikov (dvoryanchikov)
  • zh_CN : Frank Van Caenegem (fvancaen)
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