Choose from literally thousands of available long code numbers after account registration. These numbers are voicemail activated and SMS enabled. These online mobile numbers are considered long codes and completely bypass the headache of getting your own short code number. Getting your own short code takes months and costs thousands of dollars – usually around $3,000/every 3 months for a short code.
Long codes cut through the numerous restrictions associated with purchasing your own short code and very lengthy approval process. Setting up a long code campaign is fast and easy. With long codes, you can also reach everyone. Long codes deliver SMS messages where short codes can’t. For example, international mobile numbers, VOIP phone and Google voice are all within your reach. Send and receive messages in 200 countries!
You also have the ability to add additional numbers to a user account. This is very useful if you have a large number of opt-in contacts to market to, you can spread your workload across multiple numbers now instead of just 1 number. This is very useful for 2 reasons:
#1 – Currently, there is a limit of 1 SMS per second sent from 1 long code number so if you have 500 contacts, it would take roughly 500 seconds(over 8 minutes) to reach all of them. If you have 5 numbers, it would take just over a minute and half. We give you the option to rotate through all your long codes when sending your bulk SMS by simply ticking a checkbox! This would only be useful with Twilio since they handle queuing the messages for each long code.
#2 – Since these are long code numbers, mobile carriers are a little more cautious letting someone send thousands of identical SMS messages at 1 time for SPAM reasons. To mitigate potential problems, it’s best to distribute the load of your SMS traffic, so that SMS messages with identical or similar contents are sent from as many different outgoing phone numbers as possible. This is really only a factor if you have a very large number of opt-in subscribers.
The admin can control how many numbers can be assigned to a user account. This will default to 1 and if someone needs to have, for example 5 numbers, then they can contact the you, the admin, and if admin approves they can easily go into the admin panel for this user and edit their profile to have 5 numbers. Once they reach this threshold, they will not be able to select and assign any additional numbers.