>160 bytes from A to B
I've no expereince with bulktext.ie so this does not necessarily apply
to them but the question you should be asking any provider is the
route your requests take and/or what their delivery failure rate is
like. The route can be a little more cicuitious that A to B.
At the high end of the scale providers will have direct (possibly
SMPP) connections into all/a lot of the major operators. Generally
competitively priced, able to deal with huge volumes but will not talk
to you unless you do big volumes.
At the lower end providers will work with a few operators, not
necessarily in the country you deliver to. They deliver the message
to these operators and let the operator to operator routing take care
of the rest. This can have an impact on delivery success rates.
PS SMS message data is 140 bytes encoded in a 7-bit character set to
give you 160 characters. So it's even more expensive that you
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Niall O Broin <niall at linux.ie>
To: iLug Users Group <ilug at linux.ie>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 14:09:58 +0100
Subject: [ILUG] SMS sending
I recently came across an outfit called bulktext.ie who seem to offer
SMS sending at quite a reasonable rate (well, 3c or so to send up to
160 bytes from A to B is a massive rip off, but in the text business,
it seems quite reasonable) but before I hand them some cash I thought
I'd ask if any of you have any experience with them.
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