That depends on:
1. How many credits you buy(bulk purchases are cheaper).
2. The route that you send via. We provide users with several routing options which have different levels of connectivity and have definitive features and costs.
By registering and sending some test messages (free) you can verify exactly what the cost will be.
There are no setup fees or monthly fees or any other additional fees.
We operate on a prepay basis. The credits that you buy will not expire until you use them, so if you buy them now and only use them 6 months down the line, that is no problem. They will always be on your account at your disposal. VAT is applicable for users on our UK website at www.bulksms.co.uk and our South African website at www.bulksms.co.za.
Users do not pay to receive replies.
Recipients of SMS messages who reply are charged by their networks for sending the reply. This reply will normally be a local SMS in Australia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the USA. For mobiles in other countries, the reply path will be via a number outside of those countries and charges by the network on which the replying mobile is on may be higher than for a local reply SMS.
There is no extra cost for customizing the sender ID.
We work on a prepaid basis. You can purchase credits online via Credit or Debit card, paypal, moneybookers or SWIFT electronic funds transfer. Please see our payment methods page for more detailed information.
We provide users with an option of appending their messages with our tagline www.bulksms.com. This is called a 'Tag-line discount'. You can tick this option on the 'Compose Message' page. This option saves you 10% off the cost of an SMS.
Yes, our system can handle over and above that amount of messages per day at a time. The limit is quite high. BulkSMS offers the same easy to use service whether you are a individual or bulk client.
The Economy Route does not always provide status reports. The Standard and Premium routes do. All messages sent via these two routes will have a status report whether successfully delivered or not.
Typically messages are delivered within 15 seconds on the premium route and within 3 minutes on the standard route, but usually even faster. The best is to test it for yourself.
Setting of the Sender ID can be enabled after your initial credits purchase. Sender Id requests are processed manually and thus we suggest you request a sender Id change within office hours for a swift response. Giving you full control of your sender ID, is only available after you have been a regular and trusted user. Sender Id can also be set via http request and email to SMS.
Yes, you can send non-English Characters. On the 'Compose Message' page select 'Send as Unicode'. The character length for your message will be much shorter though, about 80 characters.
Yes, recipients of messages that you sent via our system can reply to your messages. The reply messages will be posted to your inbox folder in your account. You can also have replies forwarded to an email address or to a URL if you want.
Registering for an account is free and takes a few minutes. Please note that all fields must be completed to register. Once you register a code will be SMS'ed to your cell phone. This code will activate your free credits.
You will need to provide the following information:
Username (case sensitive)
Password (case sensitive)
Cell number (country code and number with no spaces or leading zero, e.g. 4479803200)
Telephone (e.g. 4479803200)
Fax (e.g. 4479803200)
How did you hear about us?
Once you have entered the information correctly CLICK 'Register' and you will receive the following message: "You have been successfully registered. An activation code is being sent to your cell phone right now."
If you do not receive your activation code please contact Support to request it. Please include your username, cell number and website in the email.
CLICK 'Message Centre' to proceed to see the 'My Account' Page.
Alphanumeric: a-z, A-Z and 0-9. You can use any characters in these ranges, as well as the underscore: "_". Also the login is case-sensitive.
ENTER 'Username' and 'Password'. These are both case sensitive. CLICK 'Login' to access your home page.
Please view coverage to see if our service is available in your area.
An activation code was sent to your mobile. To claim your 5 free credits, please do the following:
a) Go to our web site,
b) LOGIN with your username and password,
c) Once you have logged in, CLICK on 'Claim them now',
d) Enter the activation code exactly as it appears on your phone.
Note: If you use our Text messenger desktop software you can also claim your free credits from the 'My Account' menu in the program.
For detailed help on user account functions in the logged-in section of the site please see the Help Centre