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Multiple Long Codes

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Choose from literally thousands of available local long code numbers after account registration. These numbers are voice activated and SMS enabled. These online mobile numbers are regular local numbers and completely bypass the headaches of getting a short code number. Getting a short code takes months and costs thousands of dollars – usually around $3,000/every 3 months for a short code, we have elected to use the longcodes and pass the savings on to our users.

Long codes cut through the numerous restrictions associated with purchasing or leasing a short code and the very lengthy approval process. Setting up a long code campaign is fast and easy. With long codes, you can also reach everyone. Long codes deliver SMS messages where short codes can’t. For example, international mobile numbers, VOIP phone and Google voice are all within your reach.

You also have the ability to add additional longcode numbers to your user account. This is very useful if you have a large number of opt-in contacts,( 500 or more ) you can spread your workload across multiple numbers now instead of just 1 number. This is very useful for 2 reasons:

#1 – Currently, there is a limit of 1 SMS per second sent from 1 long code number( US and Canada only ), so if you have 500 contacts, it would take roughly 500 seconds( over 8 minutes ) to reach all of them. If you have 4 numbers, it would take just over 2 minutes. We give you the option to rotate through all your long codes when sending your bulk SMS by simply ticking a checkbox, which not only saves time but reduces the risk of triggering any spam filters by the network carriers ( see #2 below ).

Send messages from a pool of phone numbers to speed up delivery or slow it down. You have control of the throttle. Messages sent to the same person from the pool automatically use a previous recognizable phone number to create a consistent experience and increase response rate.

#2 – Since these are long code numbers, mobile carriers are a little more cautious letting someone send thousands of identical SMS messages at 1 time for SPAM reasons. To mitigate potential problems, it’s best to distribute the load of your SMS traffic, so that SMS messages with identical or similar contents are sent from as many different outgoing phone numbers as possible. This is really only a factor if you have a very large number of opt-in subscribers.
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