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Should I use Web SMS, SMS API or Email to SMS?

Web SMS, SMS API or Email to SMS? SMS Central This post shows a quick summary on the main uses and benefits of Web SMS Portal, SMS API and Email to SMS.

Learn who uses each of these products, how they do so and then decide which one is best for you.

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Not all SMS are born equal

When I tell people I work for an SMS communication company, 99.9% of them would tell me “Oh! So you are the one that sends me discounts via SMS!”

And even though it’s true online SMS is usually used to send limited-time or get-onto-it-now promotions, there are many other ways in which you can unleash the power of SMS communications within your business.

Online SMS uses - SMS Central

In this post we’ll explore alternatives in which businesses can use SMS for enterprise & business solutions.

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SMS surveys: yes or no?

Surveys are an awesome way to gather data. You can learn a lot from your current customers, as well as prospects who could start using your business (and what would make them tick).

In general, surveys are a quanti way of data gathering: you collect info from a large number of people, without a great deal of detail.

SMS Central - SMS Surveys: Yes or No?

When asked whether or not running a survey via SMS is possible, our answer is YES. Now, the main question is: should YOU run an SMS survey? Go through this checklist and find out.

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App lets you customise SMS notifications

Mumble! is an Android app that uses custom alerts to give more information about the type of text message users receive before they look at their device.

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Developed by Jordan Elvidge, the app uses smart algorithms to detect the type of message that’s been received, and offers varying vibration alerts to give users a better idea of its content. For example, Mumble! can make your phone vibrate more for longer messages and less for shorter messages.

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An SMS prank for April’s Fool Day… too far?

If you are a parent and you receive circa 2.30am an SMS like this one from your kids’ school… what would you do?

SMS April's fool

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, over one thousand parents of Castle Hill High School students received an SMS saying the school had burnt down… but apparently it was all an April’s Fool day PRANK!

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Scrolling through SMS history

Almost everything we do or say on our mobile devices is recorded and archived, comprising a huge database of moments in our lives.

You may have texted jokes, love poems, appointment reminders or meet up spots (and times)… Now Tx.to lets you print any or all of your text message conversations onto decorative scrolls as a memento.

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SMS and CPR volunteers can save lives

SMS being instant and awesome makes it an asset when it comes to health comms. In Sweden, SMSlifesaver has started something we deem huge.

SMS may prevent cardiac arrests

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Twitter will send you alerts… via SMS

There seems to be an ongoing trend with emergency alerting systems flourishing.

Hoping on this trend, yesterday Twitter launched Twitter alerts, a new feature that allows Twitter users to receive critical tweets in times of emergency on their phones. It’s a fantastic move for Twitter since, as Fast Company mentions, they are “making an unofficial emergency channel an official one”.

What I find most interesting is that the alerts will be delivered… wait for it… via SMS!!!!

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SMS could alert of zombie apocalypse

Our team is a bit of a TV series addict. One of the top ranked series we watch (and if you haven’t we recommend you get onto it now) is The Walking Dead, a show about the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse.

If you fear this could be one way the world could end, don’t worry! It looks like SMS alerts could give you a head start to go down the supermarket, stash yourself with food and water for the next months and help you survive.

SMS could help you from a zombie apocalypse!

SMS could help you ditch this crowd!

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VHA Maintenance Outages

Just letting everyone know VHA is planning a number of maintenance outages to upgrade their network, which will impact any Vodafone customers in your database.

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Outages will take place on Monday 16 April, Wednesday 18 April and Saturday 21 April, and will go for 15 minutes.