Send Text Messages (SMS) - Reach your clients in an instant
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Textvertising makes it easy to send text messages to end users directly from your online control panel or via email. Here is what is included.
Store clients/numbers in "groups"
Our platform allows you to upload your numbers into "groups". You can have multiple groups and numbers could exist in multiple groups. For example, you perhaps have 4 groups - male, female, buyer, wholesaler. In this example, someone could exist in both the "male" group and also in the "buyer" group.
This feature is very useful because our system allows you to choose numbers from any groups you have created. If a number exists in more than one group selected the system automatically recognises the unique number and includes it only once.
Clients can also subscribe (opt-in) into groups by texting a "keyword". See "Receiving SMS" below for more information.
Full support for multipart messages
Although a single message is just 160 characters long, our platform allows you to send multipart text messages up to 612 characters in length providing great opportunity to get as much information in each message as possible.
Create your own "originator ID"
Rather than simply originating from a valid mobile number (like when you text from your phone for example), we route messages differently and your messages can show from any number or alphanumeric (up to 11 characters). This adds branding to messages, inspiring confidence in the message.
If you choose to set an originator ID that is a valid number, replies made by the end user will be routed to that device. We offer a range of shared or dedicated "virtual" mobile numbers that your message can originate from and if the end user replies they appear in your admin panel for you to respond to or they can be emailed to you in real time. If you use alphanumeric originator ID's, messages cannot be responded to.
Full delivery reporting is included
We report the status of each message as it travels to each end user. You can see a list of all numbers your message was sent to and track whether delivered yet or not. Not only is the report in real time, but we also elaborate on non-deliveries telling you whether the message is pending in the network, was unable to reach a phone and even if the phone number is invalid.
By cleansing regularly and quarantining numbers that no longer work Textvertising can save you a great deal on similar service from other providers.
"Unsubscribe" is included
Textvertising provide every user a free option they can include to allow end users to opt out of receiving further messages. In doing so, the platform also prevents you accidentally adding the number again in the future as you update your number lists and groups.
Simple pay-as-you-go structure
Any messages purchased do not expire and remain in your account until you need them.
If you have your own application and need a fast and efficient way to send messages via a pure HTTP API, check our our SMS Gateway
Great Pricing at just 1.95p per UK message!*
Our simple message pricing structure is what sets us apart. Get started today and you can buy your first batch of messages at just 1.95p per message*
Tier 1 message routing
We have direct Tier 1 connections to not one but 2 UK networks. This gives unrivalled speed and reliability with full delivery reporting and dynamic "from" names. The connection does not get any better or any more stable and you can expect delivery within a matter of seconds.
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Receive Text Messages (SMS) - capture responses. Interact seamlessly.
Receive and respond automatically.
Textvertising also makes it easy to receive text messages. However, there are two types - messages that are REPLIES to messages you have sent or messages that are OPT_INS for example TV advertising or marketing (eg to receive more info text XXX to XXX) as shown in the example images above.
The following features are available.
Choice of "virtual" numbers to handle receiving SMS
"Virtual" numbers are mobile numbers that are not connected to a physical mobile device. Instead of a mobile receiving the message, it is routed by the number to our software for processing.
in order to receive SMS, you will need a virtual number and we offer the choice of either shared or dedicated.
For convenience a shared number is included for free.
» Opting In
If an end user is opting in and you are using our shared virtual number, they need to begin their message with your unique "keyword" (you create this when you open your account). If you opt for an upgrade to your own dedicated number, you do not need a keyword unless you wish to identify messages in your own reports.
» Replies to messages you sent
If you set the originator ID of your message to be the included virtual number, if the end user replies it will be routed back to your account. All messages received can be downloaded and if you choose, as each message is received, a report can be sent via email to one or more recipients in real time detailing the users number, message and time/date.
Upgrade your receiving SMS number to a 5 digit shortcode
We can also provide a choice of 5 digit shortcode as an upgrade from the virtual number. You can also add our premium rate message option which allows you to generate revenue from each text received. Coupled with text message competitions or our text to screen software you can operate a very powerful and lucrative system as used by many large companies.
Full reporting included for free
We expect that from time to time you need to run reports on people who text in - perhaps to see who interacts the most or which was the busiest day. Either way we've got it covered and you can generate reports and download you r data as often as you need.
Users can call you back.
Textvertising also host a virtual IVR platform which provides you with an option for end users to not only text you back but also call you back. This unique system can present users with pre-recorded messages, options they can interact with or route calls back to your team.
If you would like to know more you can read about our virtual IVR platform.