New SMS component
Starting with version 13.0.3, GEM-CAR will use a new SMS component. In 2021, cellphone carriers in the USA begun to improve the security of their networks to prevent SMS spamming and carriers in Canada will also enforce their security in the near future. For more details, please consult this website. For this reason, we had to change the SMS component of GEM-CAR and, on June 1, 2021, the present SMS service provider will close.
Consequently, if you still run an old version of GEM-CAR (13.0.2 or anterior) beyond this date, the SMS component will not work anymore. We therefore recommend that you update GEM-CAR to the latest version as soon as possible to avoid any interruption of SMS sending to your clients. Please visit the link below if you need help updating GEM-CAR.
Furthermore, after the update, you will benefit from the following new features and improvements:
- increased stability;
- Unicode characters (Emoji and accents); and
- built-in unsubscribing/subscribing in accordance with the applicable laws in Canada and the USA.