BulkSMS.com in South Africa

Get your messages across with BulkSMS.com. Use any or all of our SMS Messaging Solutions whenever you need to. Using our platform, you can quickly send any short and important SMS messages worldwide, or locally to South Africa. You can easily send transactional messages like one-time passcodes and SMS alerts, or promotional messages from your CRM system or sales desk. Look at our case studies to see how our customers are using our SMS gateway.

What you need to know when sending SMS messages to South Africa.


BulkSMS offers two different types of Incoming Numbers to our South African market. The most popular is the Premium Rated SMS (shortcodes). This is a 5-digit shortcode typically used for competition entries, lead generation and donations. Our Incoming Long Numbers behave exactly like a mobile number except that all messages sent to that number will come directly into your BulkSMS account.

We also offer unique pricing for non-profit organisations, schools etc. Click here for pricing for non-profit organisations.

SMS Regulations in South Africa:


South Africa has a robust and strict regulatory environment when it comes to the mobile messaging industry. The Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association (WASPA) is a self-regulating body and offers the WASPA Code of Conduct that we, as a WASP are required to adhere to. This Code of Conduct also offers guidance on the key requirements for SMS marketing, as well as key requirements for premium rated services, otherwise known as SMS Shortcodes. Click the link for further information on the SMS Regulations in South Africa.

Reverse Billing Regulations for the Short-term Insurance Industry:


Companies sending promotional SMS messages using normal bulk messaging accounts don’t generally cover the costs of SMS replies. But now, companies operating in certain industries legally have to. For more information on these regulations please read the Regulations on Reverse Billing for the Short-term Insurance industry.

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Manage your SMS communications from your computer using our desktop application.

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Manage, send and receive your text messages from anywhere at any time on your iOS device.

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