Tuesday, 10 July 2018

GSM Prefixes For MTN, Airtel, GLO, and Etisalat In Nigeria

There may be instances where you need to send bulk SMS messages to numbers on a particular network. Luckily, every phone number in Nigeria is designated to a particular network and can be identified by its respective GSM prefixes.

Below are all the GSM prefixes for each mobile network category that can be used when sending your bulk SMS messages:

  • MTN Numbers:
0803, 0806, 0703, 0706, 0810, 0813, 0814, 0816, 0903, 0906
  • Airtel Numbers:
0701x, 0708, 0802, 0808, 0812, 0902, 0907
  • Etisalat Numbers:
0809, 0817, 0818, 0909, 0908
  • GLO Numbers
0705, 0805, 0807, 0811, 0815, 0905

Please don’t hesitate to contact our support department on 08099999247 or send a mail to info@smslive247.com if you have any questions, we would be happy to hear from you.

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N.B: The above prefixes are subject to change at any time by the GSM network. Please contact our support department or follow this blog for updates.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

How to Send SMS for NYSC CDS in Nigeria

The NYSC CDS, also called Community Development Service, is an arrangement where youth corpers meet weekly to discuss and develop a community development project. Members of this unique CDS group have meetings that are very important, and the use of bulk SMS can ease conveying the time and place of the meetings.

Sending notifications and announcements to all your CDS corp members for meetings can be made very easy with text messaging or bulk SMS. All you have to do is collate their numbers, register on the SMSlive247 platform, purchase your SMS units via transfer, bank, or online payment and send your bulk SMS. 

Some might be absent during the CDs meeting and need to be intimated on the next date and the progress so far on the project. With the SMSlive247 multi-functional bulk SMS platform, you should be able to send general updates to all regular corp members via bulk SMS.

Appointed excos of the CDS can also use the bulk SMS website or mobile app to send reminders on general CDS and clearance at the NYSC zonal offices. It’s fast, efficient, affordable, easy to setup and requires no special skill to implement.
Get started right away by registering on our platform and start sending your monthly clearance dates, reminders and other important meeting details via bulk SMS.

For more information, please contact our support department on 08099999247 or mail to info@smslive247.com. We would be happy to hear from you!

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Thursday, 17 May 2018

Send Bulk SMS for your Events

Different people and organizations have different means of announcing their upcoming events. One of the best ways to notify your target audience about an event is via Bulk SMS.

If you truly want to make sure that your announcements get through to your recipients, you need to make use a means of communication that is functional on all levels. Bulk SMS provides the best solution to reach your invitees and also get your important event updates across to your audience.

SMSlive247 provides the biggest and best platform for sending Bulk SMS messages in Nigeria. Our Bulk SMS service can be used for any type of events including:

1. Training
2. Weddings
3. School Parties/Event
4. AGM – Annual General Meetings
5. Birthday Parties
6. Fellowships
7. Church Programs
8. Campaigns
9. Ceremonies
10. Cooperative and Thrift Society Meeting
11. Exhibitions and Trade Shows

For best results, you need to employ a reliable Bulk SMS provider like us for your events because, no matter the type of phones your recipients use – java, Symbian, Android, or IOS, they will definitely receive your Bulk SMS messages. It is fast, easy and efficient – you can send one text message to 10-10,000 numbers at once.

For more information on how to get started, please contact our support on 08099999247 or mail to: info@smslive247.com 
Thank you for choosing SMSlive247!

Monday, 7 May 2018

DND Bypass Feature Currently Disabled

Dear valued Customers,

We regret to announce that the DND Bypass feature which utilizes rUPDATE as sender ID thus enabling you to send bulk SMS messages to recipients whose numbers have been placed on Do-Not-Disturb is currently disabled.

It is therefore, no longer necessary for you to input rUPDATE as your sender ID before sending messages to DND numbers as your messages are likely to be undelivered. However, we are intently working on getting this issue resolved expediently, and you will be notified as soon as we get a new Bypass code or DND delivery option. 

We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences this development may cause and assure you of our full support in making this phase a swift-passing one for our all loyal customers. 

Please don't hesitate to reach out to us on 08099999247 or mail to info@smslive247.com if you have any questions regarding this issue. We would be very happy to hear from you.

Thank you for choosing SMSLive247! 

Friday, 20 April 2018

Skills and market most critical for every MSMEs

The Director General of Small Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN, Umaru Dikko Radda, recently said that apart from money, skills are required to help get products and services to a wide range of consumers.

He disclosed this during a two-day training workshop on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, MSMEs digital marketing and entrepreneurship skills organized by SMEDAN in partnership with A.K.G Global multi-services company.

Through his representative, Director of Policy, Advocacy and Coordination (PAC) department, Monday Ewans, Umaru said they will be launching an innovative platform very soon. This platform will enable entrepreneurs to deliver their products and services in a seamless and timely manner, especially made in Nigeria products in areas such as business directory, bulk SMS services, and online advertisement.

Basically, among other made in Nigeria products, the bulk SMS business is still one of the most critical skills to learn and it also provides a market for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises to take advantage of. With the new platform in place, MSMEs will be able to access local, regional and global markets for the development of the sub-sector in Nigeria. 

Friday, 13 April 2018

Food for thought: Don't Opt-out of VAS Completely

The Do-Not-Disturb policy was an initiative that was introduced by the Nigerian Communications Commision to provide telecoms subscribers with the option of opting out of unwanted services with the use of a code.

What many subscribers don't know, however, is that the DND code also allows them to opt-in for services that are of interest and benefit to them, as well as opting out of Value Added Services (VAS) completely.

There are indications that telecom subscribers might have misinterpreted the NCC’s efforts at curbing the menace of unsolicited messages and calls to mean ending telecoms value-added services in its totality. As at last February, nine million subscribers were said to have activated the code to block unsolicited messages. Industry experts are, however, calling more subscriber awareness on the workings of the DND code and the benefits they are bound to get from not completely opting out of VAS.

Speaking on the prospects of the market, Ayoola Oke, Chief Executive Officer of ICT Derivatives Limited, said telecom consumers are using the power given to them by the NCC to deprive themselves of huge benefits of VAS. According to him, by completely blocking VAS, many subscribers had missed text messages from prospective employers, as well as other messages that could benefit them.

For more information on the workings of the DND code and the benefits you can gain from it, please contact our support department on 08099999247.

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Monday, 26 March 2018

Great News!! DND Bypass Feature Now Allows Choice SenderID

Dear valued customers,

Some time ago, we announced that we were introducing a new feature on our platform that will enable you to send bulk SMS messages to recipients whose numbers have been placed on Do-Not-Disturb. This feature was aptly called the DND bypass feature and was usually implemented by automatically delivering with rUPDATE as the sender ID.

Well, we are happy to announce today that our system now allows choice of sender ID on the Do-Not-Disturb (DND) bypass feature. This development was conceived after wide consultations regarding the DND issue, we finally made some very important updates to our platform so as to improve and provide the best quality services to our loyal customers.

With this new update, those recipients whose numbers have been placed on DND, thus disallowing you from getting your bulk SMS messages across to them, can now receive the bulk SMS messages without “rUPDATE” appearing as the sender ID on their phones.

Simply check-in the box ( Send to DND numbers (2 Credits) ) on your compose SMS/compose bulk SMS menu, input your desired sender ID into the space provided for it, compose your bulk SMS message, enter the recipient numbers in the appropriate order and hit the send button. Your bulk SMS message will be delivered to the entire numbers on your list with your desired sender ID intact.

We hope that this new information will prove very useful. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions. We would be very glad to hear from you.

Thank you for choosing SMSlive247!

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

INEC Reveals How It Will Announce 2019 Election Results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), according to its chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, stated that apart from giving physical copies of results of the 2019 elections to party agents, it will also be announcing the results electronically.

He made the statement when he visited the Executive vice-chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, in Abuja on 30th January 2018.

INEC intends to work hand in hand with the NCC and the telecommunications operators to assist the electoral body in the conduct of the 2019 election. 

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu also stated, "Towards the 2019 general elections, we would like the operations in collaboration with INEC, to send bulk SMS and possibly voice messages as well on the imperative of peaceful elections,..."

In summary, bulk SMS will be among the primary electronic tools to be used by INEC and the NCC to announce the results in the forthcoming 2019 general elections. 

To be able to get the SMS election updates on your phone, you will have to check if your number has been placed on D0-Not-Disturb and remove it. Please contact our support department on 08099999247 or mail to info@smslive247.com for information on how to do this. 

Thank you for choosing SMSlive247!

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Interesting facts about Bulk SMS you should know

The power of SMS is increasing on a daily basis as more and more people receive communications from them via the channel. Below are some interesting facts about bulk SMS marketing you should know:

  1. The last quarter of 2016 saw a whopping 37.2 million consumers who opt-in to receive business SMS on their mobile devices and that figure is expected to rise to 48.7 million by 2020.
  2. Bulk SMS has over 90% open rate. Over 90% of sent SMS are read within the first three minutes. 
  3. Only 38% of the capacity that SMS actually provides is currently being utilized by businesses. This is a wake-up call to those who are interested in providing bulk SMS services to take the bull by the horn now. 
  4. SMS boasts a higher response rate than mobile advertising. Whether your mobile advertising campaign is banner ads, mobile search advertising or mobile video bumpers, SMS still generate the highest response rate than all these with an average response rate of 32% for a bulk SMS campaign.
  5. In 2017 alone, over 23.5 million people responded to a business text message. Considering the staggering number of those who opted in to receive branded SMS last year, it is easy to see why bulk SMS is here to stay.

With that you have learned today, are you still wondering if bulk SMS is an effective marketing solution for your business?

Don't waste any more time! Contact us today and let us help you get started with your bulk SMS marketing campaign. Our support lines are open 24/7 and you can always reach us at 080999994247 or mail to info@smslive247.com

We are looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you

Friday, 12 January 2018

SmsLive247 Bulk SMS Service

Of all the legitimate businesses done online today, bulk SMS attracts the largest share of investment from entrepreneurs as it is considered the most reliable of all the web-based businesses with predictable stream of income.

Bulk SMS business is one of the fastest-growing, low-capital requiring businesses in Nigeria. The growth is predicted by researchers to experience a record boom by year 2020 due to geometric increase in the use of mobile phones. 

In addition, the market for this business is wide open and easily accessible for namely religious bodies, event organizers, political parties, NGOs, corporate businesses, etc.

SmsLive247 is the leading Bulk SMS provider and developer resource in Nigeria helping developers and Bulk SMS users send SMS from their applications, websites, and systems manually or automatically on a regular basis. 

We offer developers a number of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to make integration into our carrier-grade SMS gateway as simple as possible.

To learn more on how this service can be of benefit to you and your business, please don’t hesitate to contact our support on 08099999247, we would be very happy to help.

Friday, 5 January 2018

Mass text messaging

Trusted by Corporate bodies, businesses, and churches alike, SMSLIVE247’s text messaging service is reliable, easy-to-use, and supported 7 days a week. Our high speed service comes with powerful tools that help you engage your audience and track results.
In today’s noisy digital environment, you have to deliver effective and relevant messages to get noticed by your audience. Choosing a text messaging software is an excellent start, but it’s not enough when you send non-targeted, annoying blasts to your audience. You need SMSLIVE247’s texting service, which sets itself apart in 3 ways:

Mass Texting + Targeting + Automation = Better Communication
• Easily import existing contacts or collect new ones to grow your SMS database.
• Set it then forget it with scheduled and recurring text messages.
• Auto-send relevant messages based on interest, behavior, and criteria.
• Reach 100% of your audience via Text and Voice.
For a detailed demonstration on how this service can be of benefit to you, please send us a mail to info@smslive247.com we would be happy to hear from you.
All enquiries are responded to not later than 48 hours.