Tuesday, 27 October 2015

SMSLIVE247 VISA card payment option is now available!

We are happy to inform you that Interswitch, Africa’s leading digital payments and commerce provider, has announced that its multi-channel payment platform Quickteller, is now fully integrated with Visa and can accept all Visa transactions through its platform.

Visa cardholders will now be able to use their cards to buy airtime, pay bills and transfer funds across all Quickteller channels.

Merchants on Quickteller can now expand their customer base by accepting all Visa card payments.

SMSLIVE247 customers who have been having issues with using this payment option for purchasing bulk SMS units on our platform can now do so conveniently. Visa cardholders will be able to use their cards for the full range of payment services offered. 

To access this service, please visit the website at http://www.quickteller.com/idevworks you will be directed to the page below:

Fill in all the necessary details as requested until you arrive at the Quickteller payment page as shown below:

Select your card type from the options provided, in this case, your Visa card:

Visa card does not require your card pin to make payments. All you have to do is;
Enter your card number
Enter the expiry date
And the Cvv2 number
Then, click the “Pay” button to complete your transaction.

To view a step by step guide on how to use this payment option, kindly visit our blog post by clicking here

Please contact our support on 08099999247 if you experience any problems using this payment option. We would be happy to hear from you.

Thank you for choosing SMSLIVE247!

Friday, 21 August 2015

Update to the Paydirect Bank Branch payment option

Dear Customers, 

Please note that the usual method of writing “SMSlive247 Paydirect” in the space provided for "Account Name" when using the Paydirect bank branch option for purchasing bulk SMS is no longer viable.

You are henceforth required to write “iDevworks Paydirect” in the space provided for "Account Name" in place of “SMSlive247 Paydirect”.

Your previous transactions which you have performed using the former method would be unaffected, but subsequent transactions would require that you follow this new method.

For more information, please click here.
You can also contact our support on 08099999247; or mail to: info@smslive247.com

We sincerely appreciate you and hope for your continued patronage in future.

Thank you for choosing SMSLIVE247!

Monday, 11 May 2015

How to make payments using the Quickteller website option

You can access the Quickteller payment option using your computer by visiting the website at www.quickteller.com/idevworks which brings you directly to the page pictured below:

You are required to enter your "Email address" and "Mobile number"- same ones you used in registering on the SMSLIVE247 platform, in the fields provided, enter the amount also then click "Continue". The example below shows a customer trying to make a payment of N1000 worth of SMS units. 

The system would automatically match your email address with your name on our platform as indicated in the screenshot above. Confirm your payment, and acknowledge the N100 convenience fee by clicking on the "Pay" button. The next page below shows your request being redirected to the Quickteller payment page, which only takes a few seconds.


This feature enables you to have a preview of your transactions before you pay, this way, you can be sure that the email address you entered identifies with your name on our platform. The screenshot below is an example of how the payment page should look like:

Next, you will need to select your card type; either
  • Verve
  • MasterCard Naira Debit
  • Visa
You will have to select a choice from the options provided. The next page will take you to either of the following, depending on the card type you’re using.

For Verve Card Users:

  1. Enter your card number
  2. Enter the expiry date
  3. And the Cvv2 number, which is the 3-digit number written on the back of the Verve card.
  4. Enter your card pin
  5. Click on the “Pay” button to complete your transaction.

For MasterCard Users:

Kindly follow the same steps as outlined above.

For Visa Card Users:

This card type does not require your card pin to make payments. All you have to do is;
  1. Enter your card number
  2. Enter the expiry date
  3. And the Cvv2 number
  4. Then, click the “Pay” button to complete your transaction.
Please contact our support on 08099999247 if you experience any problems using this payment option. We would be happy to hear from you.

Thank you for choosing SMSLIVE247!

Friday, 20 February 2015

SMSLIVE247's multiple communities solution for schools and colleges

Within the walls of a school are multiple communities: parents, students, and faculty. To keep such a diverse audience informed, educated, and motivated, schools need to take a multi-channel approach.
Using the SMSLIVE247 web based software, you can:

• Easily collect parent contact information with the online sign-up page to keep them informed.
• Send a text on the day of an important game to boost school spirit and also send important reminders or policy changes.
• Send bulk SMS and voice broadcasts for important announcement like school closures or weather alerts. Even minimize missed parent-teacher meetings or form due dates with a quick SMS reminder.
• Coordinate the faculty by sending friendly text reminders to teachers for staff meetings and important upcoming deadlines.
• Keep in touch with alumni and donors by sending regular SMS or voice-broadcast messages.
• Connect with students and even increase attendance of extracurricular activities and events with a quick SMS.
• Help them stay on top of the latest campus developments through SMS text messages sent directly to their mobile phones.
• Make it easy for students to join student clubs, event committees, or team fan clubs.
• Notify students of class cancellations or extended library hours during finals.
• Streamline enrollment by scheduling text reminders for tuition payments, class registration, dropping classes and many more!
If you are interested in this service or you know someone who might require it, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 08099999247 or mail to info@smslive247.com. We would be very happy to hear from you.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

How to make payments using the Quickteller ATM

Purchasing SMS credits using the Quickteller ATM payment option can be done by following the steps outlined below:  

After you are through with the transaction, you will be notified immediately, and your account will be credited instantly. We hope that this payment option would be more convenient for you and advice that you try it next time you want to purchase SMS credits.

Thank you for choosing SMSLIVE247!

Monday, 19 January 2015

Introducing our 2015 updated payment methods

Last year 2014, after analyzing our customer service feedback data we discovered (not surprisingly) that the biggest issues faced by our customers is delay in getting their SMS credits after making payments. This is a major pain-point because some customers were waiting from many hours to days to get their credits. We knew we had to fix this fast and we looked at all available options and scenarios.

We are glad to inform you that we have made considerable progress. We decided to automate our systems wherever possible and key investments were made to achieve this. Listed below are all our supported payment options listed from BEST to WORST.

1. Debit/Credit Card Payment (Instant Credit, Highly Recommended)

You need a Naira MasterCard, Visa or Verve card. This is the best payment option for SmsLive247 services, it is fast, secure, convenient, and does not require a trip to the bank or a call to our office, you get your credits instantly

After you log in, click on “Buy SMS” which can be seen on the top right corner or the left hand side of the webpage, select your card type and quantity of units you want to buy then make your payments, you will get your account credited instantly. It is very reliable and can be used during the weekends and public holidays.

2. Quickteller Website/Mobile App (Instant CreditRecommended)

You need a Naira MasterCard, Visa or Verve card. Using this method requires that you make payments from the Quickteller website or mobile App. 

To make payments, simply browse to http://quickteller.com/idevworks enter your phone number, email address and amount you want to pay in the fields provided. Remember to put your email address in the space provided for customer’s name. You will be redirected to a payment page where you will be asked to select your card type, enter your card number, expiry date and PIN. After entering the required details, click “PAY” and you will be credited instantly. 

This method is fast, convenient and reliable and it can be used during weekends and public holidays. Please note that this service costs a convenience fee of N100 which is charged by the Quickteller website.

3. PayDirect Bank Branch (Instant Credit, Recommended)

You need to walk into ANY bank branch! This is our NEWEST addition for instant payment. You can simply walk into any branch of any bank to make your payment. It is just like paying for DSTV or NEPA. You get your credits instantly!

See here for a list of all participating banks.

Simply walk into any Nigerian bank, pick up a deposit slip, write IDEVWORKS PAYDIRECT in the space provided for account name, write your email address in the space provided for depositor's name, skip the account number part, write the amount both in words and figures and then you tender it to the teller officer at the bank who in turn will request for the purpose of the payment (e.g. Bulk SMS, Reseller store setup). Your transaction will be processed and an e-receipt will be printed out and given to you upon completion of the transaction. 

This is now the ONLY bank payment option we would support going forward.  It is highly advised that customers who insist on going to the bank to make payments should use this method rather than depositing the money into our account.

4. Quickteller ATM (Instant Credit, Recommended)

You need to get to an ATM that has the Quickteller menu. You can make payments on a Quickteller enabled ATM machine by following the instructions: 

  • Insert your ATM card and enter your pin, select “Quickteller” from the main menu
  • Click “Pay Bills”
  • Select your account type (either savings, current or credit), a menu appears requesting for you to select your provider (either PHCN, DSTV etc.) 
  • Select “Others”, then enter your “Payment Code” for the provider you want to pay, which is “247000”
  • Enter your “Customer Reference Number”, which is your phone number
  • Enter the amount you want to pay, and you will be credited instantly. 

Please note that this service costs a convenience fee of N100 charged by the Quickteller service.

5. Online Bank Transfers (Not really recommended)

You need internet banking access and our bank account number. This method involves making online payments from your bank account to our bank account via your internet banking page. Each bank has its own specific procedure for going about this, so you may need to contact your bank if you intend using this service. Note that you may NOT get your credits instantly if you fail to use your email address in the remarks/description field, or if your internet banking application truncates your email e.t.c. In such cases, you need to call our customer service numbers to rectify the issue and get your credits.

6. Bank Deposit (Not Recommended)

Please do NOT use this payment option anymore. This is the usual payment option where you pay into our bank account. Although this has been the primary mode of payment for years, we now recommend other faster and less complex means. Many customers who use this method, still have to call the office to get their accounts credited manually due to typographical errors or wrong/misspelt narrations that may occur during the course of their transaction.

We hope that you will find this information useful and we remain at your disposal for any further clarifications you may need.

Thank you for choosing SmsLive247!

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Available API options on our platform

HTTP Connectivity API

We will connect you to the wireless world through simple integration! You will be able to send SMS messages to your clients, staff or user-database - around the globe. HTTP is one of the simpler forms of communication to our gateway.
It can be used either in the form of an HTTP POST or GET. Our HTTP API Supports Text, Flash, Unicode and 8-bit SMS messaging, and offers complete customisation and personalisation allowing the client to define the SenderID (on most networks) and message content.

WebService API

SMSLive247 WebService API is the richest and most complete API for all scenarios. You can build an entire SMS website based on this API without much work. The WebService API allows you to create and manage sub-users, making it possible to own your own SMS website without needing a database!
Our reseller sites are built on this API so you know how robust it really is. It can be used either in the form of a .NET or a PHP.

The SMSLive247 .NET web service API allows you to manage your bulk SMS account programmatically using simple interfaces. You can issue requests using Visual Basic 2010 and above. Every aspect of the API is very well defined and in order to perform most actions using our API, the system needs to authenticate the request as coming from a valid source, so that makes it secured.

The PHP API on the other hand, uses the smslive247 web services to interact with the SMSLive247 engine for sending SMS and performing other simple tasks. You can also customize and use it in your web based applications or your websites.

Please note: This information applies to both resellers and non-resellers alike that are using our API.

Monday, 5 January 2015

Happy New Year!!!

Our heartfelt greetings goes to you and your loved ones this special season, we wish you a happy and prosperous 2015.

We also say a sincere thank you for your goodwill and loyalty throughout the past year, and we look forward to your patronage in this New Year.

Thank you for choosing SMSLIVE247!

God Bless You!!!