World Text are please to announce the introduction of new low cost SMS virtual numbers for both Singapore and Slovakia. These numbers are ideal for two-way text message services when combined with our outbound SMS service.
Please see new low pricing for +65 Singapore and +421 Slovakia here.
The mobile network SmarTone Hong Kong are starting to filter unsolicited enterprise SMS from being terminated on to their network with the use of an SMS firewall. This is to prevent their subscribers from receiving unsolicited text messages that have been sent to the SmarTone network via improper channels or from unauthorised networks.
Without prior agreement enterprise / bulk SMS will be blocked from reaching SmarTone subscribers.
We are pleased to announce that World Text has established an official connection to SmarTone for your enterprise or bulk SMS so as to ensure uninterrupted service for our clients.
The SMS firewall will be activated in the coming weeks, so act now and discuss your requirements for messaging to this destination by contacting us.
We are pleased to announce new coverage now added to the World Text VSIM (virtual SIM) service and to our range of UK 447937 prefix SMS virtual numbers as from 1st December 2014.
The following networks will be added:
- Korea, Republic of – KT
- Lesotho – Econet
- Malta – 3G Telecoms
- Rwanda – Tigo
With the addition of Malta 3G Telecoms this now provides full inbound and two-way SMS for Malta as all networks are supported. So if you are looking for a local +356 Maltese SMS virtual number the World Text VSIM service is for you. Alternatively full inbound coverage will be supported by our UK 447937 prefix virtual numbers.
World Text are pleased to announce the release of a new series of German SMS virtual numbers (aka. virtual mobile numbers / long numbers).
These are perfect for inbound (MO) SMS text messages and two-way SMS in Germany.
For further information to to purchase a German virtual number please contact us.
As of December 1st Singtel will be blocking any alphanumeric/short code source addresses that have not previously registered with them in preparation for the new DNC Singapore regulations that will go into effect in on January 2nd 2014.
To avoid service interruptions we recommend that you change your messages to only use numeric originators prior to this date. To assist you with this, we will automatically overwrite alphanumeric / short code source addresses with a default numeric in order to aid delivery, but it is recommended that you should use a numeric source address of your own choice which is preferably a World Text virtual number.
For more information about the new regulations please see the information at http://www.pdpc.gov.sg/organisations/do-not-call-registry-your-business
We have been notified that during the 18th CPC National Congress, due to the political situation, it is possible that the government may shut down SMS channels to China until 21st November 2013 – ultimately meaning SMS delivery to China may become impossible during this time.
Are you finding your marketing, alert and other bulk SMS not being delivered to mobile subscribers on the Wind network in Greece?
The mobile network Wind Greece is activating an SMS firewall solution from 6th November 2013, to prevent unsolicited messages from reaching Wind subscribers and to ensure enterprise SMS traffic to Wind’s subscribers is sent via Wind’s infrastructure or other paid for alternatives rather than indirectly via Wind’s SMS interconnect partners.
Enterprise SMS sent indirectly will be blocked and will not reach the Wind Greece subscriber after the SMS firewall has been activated.
In order to ensure uninterrupted service for our clients, World Text has established an official interconnection to Wind Greece. Sending your SMS messages to Wind subscribers via World Text will safeguard that your service will continue to operate without any interruptions.
Please contact us to discuss any specific requirements. Some accounts may require specific adjustment to ensure they benefit from this.
We are pleased to announce that following new partnerships in Portugal, we have reduced the credit cost of sending SMS to Portugal by over 45%, to just 10 credits.
If you would like to discuss sending SMS to Portugal for text message alerts, bulk marketing, notifications and also two-way SMS please contact us.
World Text are pleased to announce tier 1 direct SMS connections to Poland for marketing, alerts and all bulk SMS applications.
Supporting alphanumeric source addresses (aka sender ID), delivery receipts and combined with high throughput capacity.
If you require numeric source addresses in order to allow two-way messaging, please contact us to enable this feature.
Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Bulk SMS to Brazil can be problematic for others, but not for us! Dedicated accounts can now be configured allowing for your bulk SMS to be delivered over our shared short code.
Benefits of this service include full network coverage, delivery over an operator direct connection to ensure speed and reliability, with multipart (concatenated), unicode and binary SMS all supported too.
Also available to rent are keywords on our Brazil short code, enabling inbound messaging for opt-in, opt-out and two-way SMS uses.
This service which is available now is designed for alerts, notifications and similar rather than marketing text messages. If you would like to send marketing SMS we recommend the use of a dedicated short code.
Contact us now to setup your dedicated Brazil bulk SMS account!