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 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

We are looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you