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Free SMS Gateway?

Discussion in 'Mobile Marketing' started by iowaguy86, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. iowaguy86

    iowaguy86 Newbie

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    Hey guys!

    I have over 700,000 phone numbers I need to send texts out to and I'm trying to find a free way to do it. Does anyone know of a free way? If there isn't a free way, I'd be willing to JV and give you a certain $ amount per sale we make.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Sandr0G

    Sandr0G Junior Member

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    A few years ago I had a site that would send free sms but then it stopped working. I don't think you can send 700,000 sms for free, but there are some cheap sites out there.
     
  3. iowaguy86

    iowaguy86 Newbie

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    Thank you. How cheap is cheap? The ones I've seen, to send that many would be thousands of dollars.
     
  4. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    You'll need an SMS gateway with a cellular provider. You will need to prove the numbers are opt in
    before sending on mass.
    There is a blackhat way but the set up is expensive and the penalties are severe.

    http://www.ozeki.hu/index.php?owpn=263&page_name=sms_IP_SMS_Gateway
     
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  5. lizmoz

    lizmoz Power Member

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    Stay away from it :(

    Like Oxonbeef said, the penalties are ridiculous
     
  6. iowaguy86

    iowaguy86 Newbie

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    I don't have opt-ins, only a list of professionals I'm marketing to. Its completely relevant to their profession. If I customize each text message to include their name and make it seem personal and not spam, would that pass?
     
  7. srb888

    srb888 Elite Member

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    No. The telephone company will know that it's spam when you send 100s of messages in a short time even if you change name of receiver.

    For example, one night, I sent about 40+ seasonal greetings SMSs (in October 2013, and it took about 60~90 minutes to send them all) to all my friends and relatives, who are definitely not first-time SMS receivers from my number (so they can be considered "opt-in"s too :)). Yet, later I received a message from the telephone company that I have sent a lot SMSs and need to take care (the message was something like this).
     
  8. MrE

    MrE Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Shoot me a PM explaining the list details, how it was collected, country info, etc. I might be able to help with this.
     
  9. krud14

    krud14 Newbie

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    There are some sms apis you can try to look for. There used to be zeep mobile but they stopped.