Text messaging is still one of the main mediums for reaching out to customers. On your phone, you would have noticed that there’re many promotional or marketing messages received in your inbox. Companies send such text messages to their customers using the bulk SMS service. If you’re also running a company and want to reach out to your customers by sending mass text messages, this article is going to help you.
In this article, I’m going to tell you how you can send mass text messages to your customers easily. There are two simplest methods to send mass text messages:
- Send mass text messages using your active SMS pack.
- Send mass text messages using a bulk SMS service.
It’s very obvious that anybody can send text messages from their phone with an active SMS pack available. For sending mass text messages, you’ll simply need to add multiple contacts to your recipients’ list. Let’s first discuss how to send mass text messages from your phone with an active SMS pack.
How to Send Mass Text Messages Using Your Active SMS Pack?
If your volume of sending SMS isn’t that big and you just need to send a few tens of messages every day to your different contacts or customers, you can use your phone’s active SMS pack to send your message to multiple contacts at once. Here’s how to do it:
- First of all, make sure you have an active SMS pack or a sufficient balance on your SIM card.
- Now, open your phone’s text messaging application and navigate to create a new message.
- Enter the message you would like to send using your phone’s keypad.
- Now, in the “To” field, add the number of recipients using the “+” or “Contacts” button (whichever button allows you to add the recipients).
- When you’re ready with your message and the list of recipients, just hit the “Send” button.
Wait for a few moments for the confirmation of the message sent. The longer your recipients’ list will be, the longer time your message will take to send. That’s all about sending mass text messages using your active SMS pack. Now, let me tell you about another method for sending bulk messages to your customers.
How to Send Mass Text Messages Using a Bulk SMS Service?
For a more professional approach to sending mass text messages to your customers, you should use a bulk SMS service. There’re many bulk SMS platforms available on the web. All you need to signup with an account and choose a plan according to your SMS sending volume and other requirements.
The following are some of the most popular bulk SMS sending services that you should try to send mass text messages:
Textlocal is India’s one of the popular bulk SMS services with innovative features and flexible pricing. It allows you to create multiple SMS campaigns to easily approach customers with multiple preset messages.
Another great part is that you can personalize the message with names so that receivers will find the message like it is personally written for them. Not only this, it has many other interesting features like scheduling messages, inserting short links and media attachments, real-time SMS delivery reports, etc.
For a bundle of 10 text messages, Textlocal is absolutely free to use. This is the best way to try its services and then you can buy a bigger package, starting from ₹295 for 1000 messages.
Fast2SMS is another great bulk SMS service to send mass text messages to your customers easily. Like Textlocal, it also allows you to send promotional as well as transactional (like OTP) messages to your customers.
It allows you to send messages through its web client as well as the Android app which can be downloaded from Google Play Store. Some of its interesting features include scheduling SMS for future reminders, OTP and multimedia messages, customized messages, etc.
Fast2SMS is a premium service but it allows you to test the service for free. Upon signup, it gives you a ₹50 credit to try the bulk SMS service free of cost. And once you’re satisfied with the service, you can add more credit to keep using its service. Its minimum pay per SMS cost is ₹0.14/SMS which depends upon the transaction value.
Way2SMS is one of the oldest online SMS sending platforms. It allows you to send free SMS to any mobile online in India. Normally, 2 SMS per day can be sent for free using Way2SMS but if you want to send mass messages, you’ll have to upgrade to a business account.
You can easily register with your mobile number and upgrade to a business account for sending mass text messages to your customers using Way2SMS. It costs ₹0.20/SMS for mass text messaging.
Final Thoughts on Sending Mass Text Messages
If you’re running a business and really care about sending promotional and informational messages to your customers on regular basis, then using a bulk SMS service will be a great option to send mass text messages to your customers.
On the other hand, if you are a startup and don’t efficiently require sending mass text messages, you may use your active SMS pack to send messages occasionally to your customers.
That’s all about sending mass text messages to your customers. If you know any other better solution to send mass text messages, don’t forget to share in the comments. And if you’re already using a service to send mass text messages to your customers, share your experience with us via comments.