Textafied is a Smarter SMS (Text) Marketing software that allows you to create affordable, effective SMS marketing campaigns quickly and easily to take advantage of this booming industry.
Textafied uses long codes, or (Virtual Mobile Phone Numbers)
Many SMS Marketing companies use short codes in combination with keywords.
By using long codes, we eliminate the huge expenses of leased or dedicated short codes, which saves our clients money.
With a shared short code you can usually only use a single keyword and if you want to use additional keywords, that results in another monthly charge.
And more importantly, if your desired keyword is already taken by another person then your forced to use a different keyword because your sharing the number ( short code ).
Let`s say for axample you wanted to use the keyword “Sammys” but that keyword is already in use, then you wiil need to choose a different keyword such as “SammysRestaurant” or “SammysGrill” or whatever keyword may be available.
By using long codes you won`t have that headache because they are assigned individually to you and your account, giving you the ability to choose whatever, and as many keywords that you want, at no extra cost.
In fact using different keywords can be beneficial because it allows you to test each keyword to see the best response rate with no extra charges for multiple keywords.
Your customers can also save your number in their phone and immediately recognize the text came from you, they can also reply if need be.
Long codes allow the numerous restrictions, extra expense and the very lengthy approval process associated with short codes disappear!
Setting up a long code campaign is fast and easy.
With long codes, you can enjoy 2 way communication where short codes can’t.
For example, using a short code and messaging "Text Pizza to 88273 for 50% off", this doesnt let your customer reply to you or ask questions.
Using a long code number with the same message "Text Pizza to 1-226-686-2213 for 50% off" not only acomplishes the same task at a fraction of the cost, but also allows 2-way communication, your customer will see your long code number and can reply if neccesary.
It also is ideal for customer service, turning a $10.00 customer service telephone call into a text message for just pennies!
So it`s easy to see why we prefer longcodes.