How To Send BulkSMS
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The straightforward way to explain how to send bulk SMS or text messages is used in this article. All you need is a working GSM number and an active email address to create a Bulk SMS account.
Simply follow the step-by-step procedures below:
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 for the second time.
Step 3: Log-in to your newly created bulk SMS account with your USERNAME and PASSWORD.
NOTE: You don't bother yourself with SECRET KEY because only the ADMIN requires to enter the secret key to log-in as an additional level of security. Please just IGNORE the secret key.
Step 4: Enter your GSM number and Date of Birth once a popup prompts you to do so to proceed.
Step 5: Test Delivery - Now, you can test our bulk SMS delivery with the 3 free units of bulk SMS given to every newly created 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 - Enter the name you want to be identified with as your sender ID. This is the name your recipients will see on their phones when your bulk SMS text message is delivered. Your sender ID must be ALPHABETS (number/figure must not be included in your sender ID) and it must not exceed 11 characters in length.
b) DESTINATION NUMBERS - This is the box where you enter your recipients' contact telephone numbers. You can type your multiple numbers directly in this box and separate them by a comma or type on NOTEPAD then copy from notepad and paste in the box using either 0803xxxxxxx or 234803xxxxxxx format. Do not copy your contact phone numbers from Micro-Soft WORD or Excel to avoid a delivery problem. If you already have your contact 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". Ensure you include your personal number to confirm delivery.
c) TYPE A MESSAGE - This is where you type or paste your message contents. Do not copy your message contents from micro-soft Word. We recommend NOTEPAD to avoid having a delivery problem. You can follow the process in Step 5(b) if you already have your message contents 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.
The explanation on how to send bulk SMS differs from one platform to the other.
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