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Offshore sms? Is there such a thing? Can one bank with it?

Discussion in 'Mobile Marketing' started by darkmonk, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. darkmonk

    darkmonk Regular Member

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    I snagged a cool domain name on a whim while trying different keyword combinations. Now I gotta think of something to do with it.

    So, is there such a thing as offshore sms? bulk sms? Or is this locked down pretty well by the carriers and not viable?

    My domain would be perfect for this if I could find a provider. Unless anyone has any other ideas...
     
  2. nitroprdez

    nitroprdez Newbie

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    Okay. This site might be useful to you.
    smsmail.c-o-m
    You can't send SMS to USA numbers,but you can register if you're from USA and send messages to whole world.I need to mention that you must buy credits to use their gateway,but those are fairly priced.
    Hope that's what you were looking for?

    p.s. You should figure out correct address,forum system doesn't allow me to post urls.
     
  3. darkmonk

    darkmonk Regular Member

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    Yeah, something along those lines is what I had in mind. Are there providers that can send to USA numbers? untraceable/anonymous/offshore?
     
  4. nitroprdez

    nitroprdez Newbie

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    Check out these:
    clickatell.c-o-m
    routomessaging.c-o-m
    intellisoftware.co.uk
     
  5. centurytuna

    centurytuna Newbie

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    why offshore? no problem even if you're in the US and will be sending to US numbers. SMS sent over an IP network will be routed from your server to the GW to the SMSC to the receiving carrier and then delivered to the subscriber.. It will be a long way of tracing routes before they can finally identify the originator, although there are delivery reports to this upon MT. Aside from this, some providers allow you to actually have an ID which will replace the originating number with an alphanumeric code.

    i do not know about the US law on mobile marketing spam, but one thing that will protect you from violating any law is that on how your users are subscribe to your mobile app. this can easily be done by creating policies.
     
  6. TheMidasTouch

    TheMidasTouch Registered Member

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    Anyone else besides me a mobile app developer? If so have you tried usin a combination of Google Voice Number + SMS Marketing from that number integrated in an app? I'm thinking of working on something like that, not sure how a phone's IP registers