Virtual Numbers, Inbound SMS, Premium Rate, Short Codes, etc

Inbound SMS – Premium Rate Numbers/Short Codes

Organisations looking to make it easier for customers to reach them can make use of Mobile Originated (MO) or Mobile Terminated (MT), inbound Text Messaging. We provide long numbers and/or 5 Digit short codes, which can be shared or unique, for use with associated key words. Customers send a text message, containing the keyword to these numbers to enter a competition, receive a service or make a payment. Short codes and long numbers are rented for a minimum period and messages can be purchased in prepaid bundles, or invoiced monthly.

Message examples

  • Text A, B or C to 12345 to Enter.
  • Text QUOTE and your Reg Number to 23456 to receive a Quote.
  • Text DONATE to 34567 to Donate £1.

5 Digit short codes

  • Can be chosen to suit from a huge database of available numbers.
  • Memorable and easy to enter, increasing the likelihood of use.
  • Can be associated with a chosen keyword (mandatory with shared codes).
  • Revenue charges to the customer start at 15p and increase in increments up to £5.

In addition to premium rate text messages, we can also provide unique Free Codes, whereby the service provider covers the entire cost of the communication, including the originating incoming text. This is particularly suited to charities who are providing a support service.

Virtual Mobile Numbers

These data only (text and mms) long numbers are rented annually at a very competitive rate and can be used to route sms/mms messages into a business network for seamless two-way messaging (to/from the desktop/email/automated system – an API is readily available for integration into any back-end solution)

Bulk SMS Messaging

This is an ideal service for organisations that wish to test or use SMS marketing on their customer-base, without the need to invest in an SMS gateway. We import a mobile database and cleanse it if required, then send out one or more messages, adhoc or on a regular basis, to the entire database. For those wishing to handle Bulk Messaging in-house, we provide SMPP connectivity – see below.

SIM Hosting

ProcessFlows can host your SIM card in our dedicated SMS rack system. Incoming messages are automatically forwarded on. For example, companies based overseas can route incoming text messages sent to a UK number on to a foreign number or application. In this case, the customer only pays his/her usual cost for a message sent to a UK number.

SMPP Connectivity

Short Message Peer-To-Peer connectivity is used for exchanging SMS messages to and from back-end applications, without the need for an SMS gateway. A continuous connection to ProcessFlows’ relay servers allows for immediate communication. This is also ideal for high volume bulk messaging, where the organisation wishes to handle the database internally.

More Information

For more information, please see the links in the menu above, or phone us on 01962 835053.

Premium Text Messaging Services for Confused.com

Price comparison sites have transformed the way consumers shop for car insurance.As well as being able to source a range of quotes in one go from any web enabled device, Confused.com customers can now opt to receive a car insurance quote via SMS, by using Confused.com’s text message car insurance quote service – QuickQuote.QuickQuote is driven by our Premium Text Message Services (PTMS) – hosted, customised, behind-the-scenes SMS solutions.To read more please click here.