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Interactive SMS Campaigns

One of the interesting and effective features of SMS marketing is the ability to create interactive SMS campaigns. This effectively turns an SMS campaign from a monologue to a dialogue, which improves the level of communication businesses can have with their customers. The idea is simple – customers, upon receiving an SMS notification, are given

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SMS Gateways and THE CLOUD

It seems that we have gotten to a point where the term “cloud” is thrown around in technological and IT circles more than it is among meteorologists and weather anchors. I don’t have a problem with cloud technology. What amazes me though is how otherwise intelligent people can become fanatic followers of a new technology

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Unlimited SMS

The previous two posts illustrated how using SIM cards with an unlimited text plan on an SMS gateway device can drive bulk SMS costs down in orders of magnitude. Since I think continuing to show this country by country is repetitive and will get boring in a hurry, I’d like instead to mention a few

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Bulk SMS prices in the UK

haven’t had too much time to do in depth research, but had time to compile the following table: ClickSMS BulkSMS Text Marketer intellisms O2 Unlimited text plan 500 4.3 4.5 3.7 6.4 2 5000 3.9 4.2 3.7 5.5 0.4 50000 3.3 3.9 3.4 4.1 0.4 500000 3.1 2.8 3.1 0.4 The lowest prices among the

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SMS to US mobile phones – Pricing

  Trying to find actual numbers for pricing models of various SMS gateway providers by browsing publicly available information turned out to be surprisingly difficult. Most don’t have a simple and transparent pricing plan available on their Web site. Others do show a limited number of deals (e.g for 1000, 2000 and 3000 SMS). But from what I saw, the

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Pricing of SMS Gateway services

This will be the first of a collection of posts that will be combined into a research article and will try and cover as much as possible on the pricing of sending an SMS. There is no way to have a complete listing of prices from different SMS service providers and mobile network operators because:

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SMS Gateways and security

I heard through the media today that my credit cards might have been compromised. A bunch of hackers (the kind that waste air on this planet) managed to get their hands on credit card databases located on commerce sites which didn’t have adequate security mechanisms in place. These hackers then proceeded to publish this information so it

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How do I text thee ? Let me count the ways

Whenever I see fragmentation in protocol standards, I’m reminded of the story of the Tower of Babel. There’s probably a moral in there somewhere, but I’m not about to get all philosophical on you. I’m going to try and list the texting applications I’m aware of and try and reflect on where all this is

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SMS Gateways, Spam and the Law – Part 3

I decided to dig a bit deeper regarding the regulations regarding sending mass SMS in the US. First, the bottom line – if you want to send mass SMS campaigns in the US, you have to get previous consent from the target recipients prior to sending them anything, unless you already have business relations with

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SMS Gateways, Spam and the Law – Part 2

In the previous post, I mentioned that the waters are murky regarding what is allowed and not allowed in sending mass SMS. On the surface it seems simple – if the information in the ITU’s ICT regulation toolkit document is anything to go by, then it follows that the opt-in approach is adopted by the

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