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Bulk texting?

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by joemc, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. joemc

    joemc Junior Member

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    Hi
    Was wondering...say if i had thousands of text message credits. (bare in mind theres no sms gateway for my country)
    And i built up a list of phone numbers for people in my country. (via some sort of submit type site i'd say..)
    How to monetize this?
    Was thinking maybe nationwide companies buying mass texts, cpa offers + link to my site?, or random vouchers (freely available on the internet)/cpa submits?

    Any other thoughts?

    Thanks
    Joe
     
  2. superspiderman

    superspiderman BANNED BANNED

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    Yeah a CPA offer would be the best - Something like Free iphone etc
    Massively dangerous though as most countrys have tight spamming laws these days that will throw you in the slammer for a SMS spam
     
  3. joemc

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    Thanks for your input :)
    I was thinking that as long as i'll remove them if they reply STOP it should be okay regarding spam laws...as that's the standard keyword way to stop...
    Maybe mention it at the bottom of the linked site...(i'd prefer to avoid putting it in the actual text for obvious reasons...) but still respect any STOP requests anyway. (use this as a backup/loophole maybe..)
     
  4. mat671

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    Very interesting topic. I've launched a free "football score" service by SMS, meaning that i have access to people who want to receive the score of their favorite team by SMS. As i'm using an online based sender, the number of character is limited to 50 per sms. Do you have any idea how to monetize this DB ? (was thinking of something related to sportsbook, but conversion from mobile -> internet would be very low :( )
    If you have any feedback on this, let me know.
     
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  6. joemc

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    Hi, firstly can I ask what online service are you using? Just looking up different services/methods and gonna compile a list.
    Regarding conversion rate...I have no real idea about that.Maybe someone with more experience might chime in here.
    I'd say, depending on your message/topic you could be pushed to get a decent conversion rate with a bit of work.
    A mobile based site would also be another idea...however how many CPA networks would have a system/offers designed for mobile users? Very few, if any I'd bet at this moment in time.
    Mobile seems like it could be the next big thing, if done correctly.
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  7. rastagod

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    could it be possible to just randomly regenerate a list of numbers at mass mail @verizon.net or whatever the email gateway might be for a specific provider? send a email to every phonecombo to make it hit the sms?
     
  8. bizminder

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    You can look for service providers who are interested in live feeds.
     
  9. joemc

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    Interesting idea.
    Some countries/networks (most over here) don't have that type of system i don't think :(
    Thoughts:
    How long would it take to generate/send to all possible numbers?
    What sort of failure rate would there be?
    Maybe they'll have some sort of anti-spam detection implemented and you'll get screwed after a few thousand messages? (or a few thousand failed messages...probaly throw up a large flag in their system)
    Possibly reported for spam? (if they noticed tens of thousands...if not hundreds...of failed message...and then a large number of unsolicited messages which are delivered..including the same text....might report you to any anti-spam regulators or maybe even prostecute?)

    I think generating possible numbers would be risky for the above reasons...anyone got any more thoughts?
     
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    @joemc we send text international to most countries. Let me know what country u r in and what u r trying do.
     
  11. bachhus

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    Most US carriers have systems to detect and delete spammers. They'll just kill your send before you ever get any serious number of texts out and all without saying anything to you or notifying you in any way.

    And even if you slip by their systems, it doesn't take but a few complaints to get your messages sent to the trash bin without being sent. The carriers aren't going to risk losing customers to spammers and they're deadly serious about it.

    If you're not going through a registered sms gateway and playing by MMA rules, you're pretty much toast before you start. Basically, play by the rules or don't count on playing at all.
     
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    Since we are talking Mobile let talk about the future also. I posted this in another thread thought it might trigger some grey matter into action.

    Yes there is and its much better than what you asked for in your post.

    MobileText Marketing is about to Explode onto the worlds 4.6 Billion mobile phones, compare that to 1.7 billion internet accounts and you can quickly see where the next BIG trend will be.

    The world is moving to mobile phones, the new generation of Mobile Phones offer far more than just calling, they now have Text and emailing, plus video viewing, internet access and more.

    Over 90% of all text messages get seen, compare that to emails less than 5% and 90% of emails are spam.

    75% of mobile phone users admit they cannot live without their phone.
    More than 95% of teenagers wouldn't be seen dead without one.

    It is the No1 personal electronic accessory.

    Huge money was made in the early Boom time days of,
    faxing,
    emailing,
    websites,
    Dotcom,
    Online video,
    texting,
    Online shopping
    WEB2.0,
    Social media,

    Everything above will fail in comparison to whats about to happen when mobile phones start to do most everything that can be done via the internet and more.

    More and more Twitter and Facebook users access their accounts through their mobile instead of a desktop or laptop computers.

    1.8 Billion people with access to the internet just became small compared to the 4.6 Billion Mobile users and lets not forget that these 4.6 Billion phones are being constantly carried around in someone's pocket or purse and not sitting on a desk somewhere.

    Commercialism via mobile phones is about to EXPLODE just ask Pizza hut and Domino's who revenue's Exploded when they introduced the mobile phone apps.

    There's more to come but the question is how do we as individuals cut ourselves in on a piece of the actions and make Bank ?

    Remember this, the money is where the most eyeballs are and there are 3 x as many eyes directly fixed at mobiles everyday than anything else currently..

    Mobile Text Marketing / Direct response mobile marketing is coming.

    Just look at what American Idol achieved with text messaging.