history of text messaging
SMS multichannel

The History of Text Messaging: A Quick Overview

We could say that the history of text messaging starts in 1984, when Finnish engineer Matti Makkonen conceived the idea of sending text-based messages from one mobile phone to another rather than doing it between pagers. That same year, Friedhelm Hillebrand and Bernard Ghillebaert, two workers at the Franco-German cooperative...
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SMS Marketing

SMS Short Code: Definition and How it Helps Your Strategy

An SMS short code is a combination of numbers (usually 5 to 6 - shorter than a regular phone number) that are especially used for SMS marketing campaigns. These codes are usually embedded into promotional material like TV ads, printed media, social media posts, billboards, and practically anywhere depending on...
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SMS Marketing

Are Text Message Appointment Reminders HIPAA Compliant?

If you’re the owner or work at a medical office, text message appointment reminders are probably an invaluable tool for your practice. If you’re wondering if these text reminders comply with the Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the answer is yes. However, there are certain steps you need to take...
how do companies send mass text messages
SMS Marketing

How Do Companies Send Mass Text Messages? (2023 Update)

A mass texting service is a type of software or platform that allows businesses to send promotional text messages to a massive number of subscribers at the same time. With mass texting, you can consistently broadcast a message to customers, employees, or prospects no matter how large those contact lists...
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The Ultimate SMS Marketing Guide

The Ultimate SMS Marketing Guide provides everything you need to know about using text messaging for marketing. PDF version available to download for FREE!
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Getting Started with SMS API: 5 Things to Keep in Mind

An SMS API allows you to add text messaging capabilities to your existing application, software, or website. That way, you don’t need to switch to a new platform or pay for additional features you don’t need. APIs are usually handled by developers in a company’s team, and are recommended to...
what happens if you open a scam text message

What Happens if You Open a Scam Text Message?

If you have a smartphone, it probably happens that you receive unwanted text messages from unknown senders almost on a daily basis. So what happens if you open a scam text message? If you ever tap the link in that message, it’ll very likely to try to install malware like...
sms for schools
SMS Marketing

How SMS for Schools Can Benefit Parents, Students, and Staff

SMS for schools is a communication method with multiple benefits for parents, students, teachers, and even staff members. Why is that? Mainly because text messaging has a 98% open rate; which makes them much more difficult to miss than emails or phone calls. But there are many other factors that...
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