How To Send Bulk SMS in Nigeria
There are numerous communication medium as well as the factors that determine the medium to use. In Nigeria, the popularity of mobile phone increases the use of SMS, Short Message Service. Today, a message can be sent to bulk GSM numbers via a website. SMS message from a website to bulk GSM numbers is what we simply refer to as Bulk SMS Message. This act is called bulk text messaging.
Smsmobile24.com provides details on how to send bulk SMS on our SMS gateway for better understanding. Our bulk SMS website's text messaging experience is superb.
An SMS message is inevitable in our day-to-day activities. We need bulk SMS for both personal and business purposes. It is cheap and highly effective compare to other communication media.
After knowing what bulk messaging is about, its benefits, and the needs to embark on using bulk SMS, the next thing is to know how to send bulk SMS. There are few steps to take before getting your message sent to a recipient or a list of recipients.
All you need is an active GSM number and an active email address to create a Bulk SMS account.
Simply follow the step-by-step process below whenever you want to send bulk SMS messages on this platform to any GSM network in Nigeria, which includes Glo, 9mobile, MTN and Airtel.
Step 1: Click "Register", then you fill in your personal data (as required). You will also see a CAPTCHA on the registration form to confirm if you are human, do mark the box accordingly and select the appropriate images only if you are asked to do so. After then, click "Register" to submit your registration form.
Step 2: Activate the newly created bulk SMS account - Check your e-mail inbox for a welcome e-mail from SmsMobile24. Alternatively, check SPAM box or JUNK folder to see the welcome e-mail. You have to click the activation link in the welcome e-mail to verify your e-mail address, which is part of the pre-requisites that must be fulfilled.
NOTE: You will not be allowed to login if you have not activated your newly created bulk SMS account as explained above and you only click on the activation link just once. The link will continue giving you error messages if you click on it again after the first time.
Step 3: Log-in to your bulk SMS account with your USERNAME and PASSWORD.
Step 4: Enter your GSM number and Date of Birth once a popup prompts you to do so to proceed.
How To Send Bulk SMS
Step 5:Now, you can test our bulk SMS gateway with the 3 free units of bulk SMS given to every new bulk SMS account. You can only use these free units to send a page of a text message to a single GSM number. You will have to pay for bulk SMS to send your messages to multiple numbers after testing our platform with the free SMS units.
Click "Compose SMS" by the left-hand side of the screen under the MEMBERS MENU from wherever you are on this platform and follow the instructions below:
a) Sender ID - Click PRSI to choose from our list of 79 pre-register sender IDs to use as your sender ID to test our SMS delivery. Note that you must submit sender IDs for registration before you can use it to get your message delivered. Sender ID is the name your recipients will see on their mobile phones when your bulk SMS text message is delivered. Your sender ID must be Alphabets/Alphanumeric. Please, do not use telephone number as your sender ID. The sender ID must not exceed 11 characters in length.
b) Destination Numbers - This is the box where you enter your recipients' mobile telephone numbers. You can type your multiple numbers directly in this box and separate them by a comma or type on NOTEPAD. If you type on the notepad, copy from notepad and paste in the box using either 0803xxxxxxx or 234803xxxxxxx format.
WARNING: Do not copy your mobile phone numbers from Micro-Soft WORD or Excel to avoid a delivery problem. If you already have your mobile phone numbers on Micro-soft Word or Excel, just copy them, paste on NOTEPAD and save it as a notepad file (text file).
After then, you can open the newly created NOTEPAD file (text file), copy the numbers and paste them in the box for "Destination numbers".
c) TYPE A MESSAGE - This is where you type or paste your SMS message content. Do not copy your message content from micro-soft Word. We recommend NOTEPAD to avoid having a delivery problem. You can follow the process in Step 5(b) above if you already have your message typed on Micro-soft Word.
d) SEND SMS - After following the procedures above, the next thing is to click "SEND SMS" and the message will be delivered instantly. Ensure you send the message to your personal mobile phone number first. With this, you will be able to confirm delivery and cross-check the content of the SMS message.
Please, note that the explanation on how to send bulk SMS differs from one platform to the other.
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