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How to offer my visitors to send SMS from the site ?

Discussion in 'Mobile Marketing' started by dev_masta, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. dev_masta

    dev_masta Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I want to put a simple form on my site, with two fields (receivers number / message body) and Send button.
    The senders number is not that important (not that I would appreciate that they could also customize it every time they are sending an sms)

    How can it be done ?
    What are the best prices for this ?

    In my country, every mobile provider/carrier has such a form on their page.
    If you are a registered user, of course.
    Like for this one carrier, when they started 4 yrs ago, you could send 30 free messages per day, to any number.
    Nowadays you can send only 15 free ones, and only to the same carrier.

    I wouldn't mind paying for them (customers), since they are my registered (payed) members, or charging them for some credits which they would spend then.
    Unfortunately, none of my local providers offer such service.

    If you could help me find one option that would work, i guess i would be soon sharing my method here, as soon as i test it.

    ty in advance
     
  2. dev_masta

    dev_masta Registered Member

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    bump - 50 views, and no one has anything to say ?

    ...

    ok, since OP, i've learned that the correct term would be gateway, sms gateway

    so, really - no one on BHW haven't used SMS gateways on their site, ever ?
     
  3. manolo12399

    manolo12399 Senior Member

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    never used, but I remember once I searched for it, and I found a wordpress plugin. The plugin was free but you have to pay credit from a company.
     
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  4. dev_masta

    dev_masta Registered Member

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    Hey, thanks :)

    I'm off to find such plugin, was searching before, but was still confused with terminology (hey, after all, english is not my first language)

    I kind think now I don't need an actual gateway, maybe I just buy a bulk of messages, setup some membership system on the site, collect from users number of recipient and message body and send an SMS in their name...

    Wonder if that is possible....

    Will be here soon if I find something.

    (ps - can't believe no one yet saw potential in this one ;) )
     
  5. jackdawson

    jackdawson Newbie

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    dev_masta, I may have a solution for you, PM me if your still interested.
     
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  6. poweronics

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    Such solutions are available and in addition to WP plugin you can also find other applications for this purpose. You can find it if you search for "sms gateway applications"
     
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    dev_masta Registered Member

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    Thank you guys, both of you.

    Jackdawson helped me a lot over Skype, +rep follows.
     
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  8. cyberjam3s

    cyberjam3s Newbie

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    i searched and got me here. I want to start this kind of site too, just a free sms to my visitors. And I found this site: http://www.sms-r-us.com/ to buy Bulk SMS. Anyone tried them?
     
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    imprint Junior Member Premium Member

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    One Wordpress app uses Twilio, but it's US and UK only. The one I recommend is nexmo which has better support internationally. And cheaper too.
     
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  10. allarcade

    allarcade Registered Member

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    Do a google search for EASYSMS Mister Nifty. I'm not affiliated, but I have used them before for clients websites. Simple and pretty cheap. Good luck!

     
  11. tkings

    tkings Newbie

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    this is really easy to make. why not make it yourself or your programmer?

    just use a cheap sms gateway (many in india available) and make the script yourself.

    its nothing more than calling up a URL e.g.

    ip/sendmessage.php?u=user&p=password&receiver=06123456789&message=hello%20world!

    g/l
     
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    Such solutions are available and moreover to WP device and then there are other applications for this purpose. You can find it if you look for for "sms access applications"
     
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    buddieluver Newbie

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    great advice
     
  14. umerjutt00

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