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$cordovaSMS

Easily send SMS natively in iOS or Android SMS app

cordova plugin add https://github.com/cordova-sms/cordova-sms-plugin.git

Example

module.controller('ThisCtrl', function($cordovaSms) {

 document.addEventListener("deviceready", function () {

    $cordovaSms
      .send('phonenumber', 'SMS content', options)
      .then(function() {
        // Success! SMS was sent
      }, function(error) {
        // An error occurred
      });

  });

});