Monday, 18 December 2017

Introducing: New Feature to Bypass DND

Dear valued customers,

Since the enforcement of the Do-Not-Disturb policy by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on all Telecommunications Company (MTN, GLO, Airtel, Etisalat, etc.) existing subscribers have experienced difficulty in sending Bulk SMS to DND numbers on their respective networks.

Today, we are happy to announce an update to our service that allows you to bypass the DND restriction on all networks. The introduction of this new feature has already been added to our portal and is fully functional. 

The DND bypass feature allows you to reach your contacts whose numbers are on DND by using rUPDATE as the senderID.

To implement this feature, 

  • Click on Compose SMS / Compose Bulk SMS
  • Input your message and check the box – “Send to DND numbers (2 Credits)” 

Your message will deliver to the DND numbers conveniently.

We hope this information will prove helpful. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any question. We promise to continue providing you with the best possible service.

Thank you for choosing SMSlive247!

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Introducing: Offline Payment Option Using USSD codes

Dear valued customers,

We are happy to introduce a new means of making payments for your bulk SMS service by making use of the conventional USSD codes affiliated with your banks.

The USSD codes follow the same process as transferring funds from your bank account using your mobile phone to the same or a different bank. It is a fast, safe and convenient way of crediting your SMSlive247 accounts without making use of an internet connection.

You can transfer to the same banks or make inter-bank transfers at the click of a button and at no additional cost. Below are the various USSD codes as provided by their respective banks:

Transfer funds conveniently. Dial;
 *737*1*amount*0011231140# from Gtbank to our Gtbank
 *737*2*amount*1010779719# from Gtbank to other banks
*966*1000*1010779719# Zenith to our Zenith

For the banks below, simply follow the instructions after dialing the following codes:
GTB – *737#
Fidelity Bank – *770#
First Bank – *894#
Sterling Bank – *822#
Skye Bank – *833#
UBA – *919#
EcoBank – *326#
Zenith Bank – *966#
StanbicIBTC Bank – *909#
Access Bank Bank – *901#
Wema Bank – *945#
Diamond Bank – *302#
Unity Bank – *389*215#
Heritage Bank – *322#
KeyStone Bank – *322*082#
Union Bank – *389*038#
FCMB         – *329# or *389*214#

Note: You can only access the services rendered by these USSD codes on the condition that your phone number is registered with your bank. If not, you will have to register your number with your bank first before accessing this service.

Please don't hesitate to contact our support department on 08099999247 if you have any questions.

Thank you for choosing SMSlive247!

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Things to take note of when using SMS for marketing campaigns

1. Collect your own contact list through opt-in features; never rent or purchase lists.
2. Frequency matters - Avoid sending more messages than the initial number you set in your opt-in welcome message.
3. Specify the end dates of promotional campaigns to encourage customers to act quickly.
4. Include a compelling call-to-action and incentives to encourage a response from your audience, ie: "Shop online today and save 15% off your entire purchase!"
5. Make sure all message content is relevant to your target audience.
6. Crosscheck messages thoroughly before sending, making sure all links are active and spelling is correct.
7. Send messages at appropriate times of day, avoiding early mornings and late nights.
8. For promotional messages, deliver at optimal times during business hours to bring in quick traffic.