Bulk SMS Companies develop Platforms/Software for messaging, and have control on which Operator Gateway/Routing they use for message delivery on their Platforms/Software.
NB: These CHEAPER “ALTERNATE” GATEWAY have poor delivery and a lot of limitations/Restrictions, but they use them because they make more profit and are able to sell their SMS credit at a very cheaper price to their customers/clients.
USHMID-SMS do not utilize these alternate gateways/routing, we are using the “DIRECT COST EFFECTIVE SMSC GATEWAY” which has Best Delivery and has more advance capabilities, and yet we have cheaper prices than most of our alternate gateway competitors. 🙂
FEATURES OF USHMID-SMS PLATFORM
- You get your own username and password for easy 24/7 access.
- Send SMS via our web interface, desktop software, Android App, Blackberry App or Java Enabled Handset.
- Schedule messages to be sent at any date and time of your choice with respect to timezone.
- Send different message to different phone numbers. (Personalise SMS).
- Use your Brand Name or any Preferred Name as Sender Name.
- Send message as ordinary text, flash or MMS.
- Online address book for contact management and easy sending later on.
- Live reports for monitoring message delivery.
- Easily check your credit balance.
- Send message to a single phone number or to as many phone numbers as possible with just a click.
- Create groups, manage and update phone numbers as and when you want. Etc.
But EVERY MOBILE PHONE has the TEXT MESSAGING UTILITY by default, this fact makes BULK-SMS more effective and preferred.
- 99% of college students own a cell phone (source: Magna Publications).
- 97% of those cell phone owners utilize text messaging (source: Pew Research Center).
- 98% of text messages are opened and read within minutes, whereas 88% of emails are never opened,
- 84% of Facebook news feed items aren’t viewed, and 71% of tweets are ignored (source: Mogreet).
- Text Messaging is a cost-effective, efficient way of reaching anyone, anywhere, at any time.