Choose from literally thousands of available local long code numbers after account registration. These numbers are voice activated and SMS enabled. These online mobile numbers are regular local numbers 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(US and Canada only), 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!
#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.
Our platform also gives you the option to charge your clients for any additional(secondary) local numbers they want to assign to their account. If you want to charge for any additional numbers, simply turn this setting on and when your clients attempt to get another number, they will be prompted they must purchase a monthly numbers package. Create numbers packages with any amount of numbers in each package. Additionally, the admin can also control how many numbers can be assigned to a user account all easily managed through the admin panel.
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