An Incoming Long Number, or virtual number, is typically an 11 digit number that behaves exactly like a normal mobile number, but instead of the number being attached to a mobile phone, it is attached to your BulkSMS account.
This means that your customers can send an SMS directly to your BulkSMS account without you having to contact them first. This is the ideal solution if you’d like your customers to be able to contact you directly, or if you’d like to run a “text-in” marketing campaign.
Incoming long numbers are available in:
|Country List||Set up fee||Monthly Fee
|South Africa (ex VAT)||ZAR1,500||ZAR600||ZAR500|
|UK (ex VAT)||£0||£7.50||£6|
|USA (Toll Free Number)||US$0||US$4.00||US$3.50|
Please note that the full amount for the period is payable upfront.
We have several ways of taking payment:
- Via Paypal - Send payments from your Paypal account to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Via Credit Card - Click here to send payments using your credit card.
- Via Bank Deposit - Bank details will be shown on your invoice.
Applying for your Incoming Long Number
Depending on the networks, the activation of the incoming long number may take up to two weeks. Once activated we will assign the incoming number to your BulkSMS account and all incoming messages to that long number will be directed to your BulkSMS inbox.
To forward to a URL, please see the specifications for receiving messages via a webhook.
If you have any questions regarding Incoming numbers or require further information, please contact BulkSMS Support.