While writing this (see date at the bottom of the page), more than six years have been elapsed since last information update on PanuWorld FLASHMSG software. The newest build of the software is almost seven years old. Also, some of the most exiting special features (e.g. blinking messages) does not work on modern phones and are therefore useless.However, few days ago I needed to send a class 0 message and I tried to find a method to do it with a Nokia E90 Communicator. For some strange reason, I opened PanuWorld FLASHMSG and noticed that the modern Nokia PC Connectivity Solution drivers are still compatible with the application!
PanuWorld FLASHMSG works with any phone providing standardized GSM/3G modem interface. Such interface must be provided as a virtual COM port in Windows so that it can be selected in PanuWorld FLASHMSG.
I have tested this with Nokia E90 Communicator and corresponding USB cable. Nokia PC Suite version was 126.96.36.199.
Note that all of the PanuWorld FLASHMSG functions do not work correctly with modern phones. However, surprisingly many of the functions still work. If you try to use the obsolete functions, PanuWorld FLASHMSG reports a communication error, nothing more dramatic happens.
Some of the PanuWorld FLASHMSG functions depend on the recipient's phone model. Such functions work even with modern phones if the recipient of the special message is using an old Nokia phone (from late 1990's or early 2000's).
|PanuWorld FLASHMSG function||Nokia E90
as the local phone
as the recipient
|Normal text messages|
|Class 0 messages|
|Messages with blinking characters|
|Indicator control messages|
|Operator logo messages|
|Saving messages to SIM for later forwarding||
(send immediately instead)
|Find recipient in phonebook when sending||
(specify phone number instead)
|Specifying short message center number||-|
|Class 0 templates||-|
|Blinking phonebook entries||-|
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