Bulk SMS is a service that enables you to send SMS text messages from your computer, server, Web site and application to mobile phones worldwide. Compared with traditional forms of media, Bulk SMS is a communication tool that engages your business more effectively with customers, employees, candidates, patients and social media networking communities. You send Bulk SMS through a variety of readymade software or application interfaces to an SMS gateway, which will transmit them towards any operator in coverage. These include GSM, CDMA and fixed landline operators.
There are a very large number of Bulk SMS types due to its sheer diversity of use. At a broad level, Bulk SMS types include promotions, reminders, alerts and notifications. At an industry sector level, Bulk SMS types can be further defined by the examples in the table below.
TeleSign Mobile owns and manages its own mobile messaging network? It has SS7 connection and roaming agreements with operators around the world. This means it directly routes Bulk SMS to destination operators without intermediaries ensuring high performance, transparency in fault diagnosis and long-term stability in cost and service availability for customers.
|Sector||Bulk SMS Business Benefit Example||Bulk SMS Content Example|
|Use Bulk SMS to enhance security and improve customer service by notifying customers about specific transaction and account activity.||Bank sends Bulk SMS, "Your account has been debited..."|
|Boost sales by sending promotions and special offers by Bulk SMS from your database of registered customers||Department store sends Bulk SMS, "10% off everything with this voucher..."|
|Maintain customer satisfaction by keeping customers up to date with travel itinerary status by Bulk SMS.||Airline sends Bulk SMS,"Your flight is scheduled..."|
|Instantly broadcast your status and post messages on your friends' pages.||Social network sends Bulk SMS, "you've received a virtual gift from..."|
|Increase value of service by tracking the item's delivery status.||Courier sends Bulk SMS, "your parcel has been delivered..."|
|Enrich value and functionality of CMS and CRM software using bulk SMS.||Application sends Bulk SMS, "Total sales forecasted between..."|
|Minimize costly "no-shows" and optimize patient turnover.||Clinic, surgery or hospital sends Bulk SMS, "This is a reminder that your appointment..."|
|Mobile operators can increase coverage and margins for international subscriber to subscriber SMS (P2P messaging)|
Mobile Service Providers
|Mobile marketing companies and SMS aggregators send all Bulk SMS types examples above from all sectors.|
The SMS wholesale industry classifies Bulk SMS as either Application to Phone (A2) or Peer to Peer (P2P) types. A2P messages are sent from business applications such as customer relationship management or contact management systems, whereas P2P messages (also commonly referred to as "streaming" traffic) are from one person to another.
To work out how much Bulk SMS costs you is easy. We charge a price per SMS and that price depends on the Price Plan you select. However for larger volumes for specific destinations of interest, you can Contact Us about lower rates.
Some Bulk SMS providers ask you to buy bundles of individual credits and charge a number of credits according to the destination that you send to. Conversely, our price-per-message charging model has none of this complexity. Simply deposit a prepayment into your account and price per message will be deducted from the balance. We can update you daily on your expenditure, current credit balance and warn you of a low balance.
To begin sending Bulk SMS, you need to sign up for an account first. Then decide on which way you want to send Bulk SMS (also referred to as interfaces) from your server or desktop. The interface options are:
Quick guide on the capabilities of each Bulk SMS interface is provided in the table below.
|Interface||Delivery receipts and dynamic sender ID? *||Receive SMS?||Desktop Use?||SMS-enable Web sites and applications?||Send MMS?|
Bulk SMS has the power to maximize your revenue and margins whilst minimizing costs by increasing your business productivity, improving levels of customer service and facilitating authentication processes.
Bulk text messaging has become the preferred means of broadcasting information because:
We provide the following high quality delivery characteristics and GSM features as standard:
Our Learn How Buy section takes you through the steps to quickly get sending Bulk SMS.
Click on the link below to see more details and prices for operators in your country of interest: