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Old 01-21-2013, 10:45 AM   #1
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Default cheap bulk sms

A friend of mine needs to send around 4000 sms every week and he asked me to find some solution to avoid his current provider (which is just a reseller) and get directly to the main providers. My first choice was nexmo, but according to him, there are solutions that give better prices, more exactly less than one cent per SMS. Maybe he is wrong or maybe Im using the wrong search terms, but I cant find any provider offering less than a cent per sms.
Our requirements are reliability, preferrably USA based provider or one that accepts PayPal and including Cuba in the coverage with the desired price. Any suggestion?
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:23 AM   #2
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Self immolation. It's the only good way to cook spam.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:26 AM   #3
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ya man.. twilio with asterisk as the SMS "PBX" to handle all the sending of text.. oh ya.. 1 cent per text and cheaper

PM me if you need help with this.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:41 AM   #4
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I haven't had the need to send SMS messages to any of my website users, but perhaps this might help...

It would depend on whether the carrier is available, but most carriers have an email gateway available you can email a SMS message to which is relayed to the phone # provided. You could potentially reduce the number of SMS messages that need to be sent through a third party gateway drastically enough that the month cost for the remaining messages is negligible. If you could sent 3.5k of the 4k SMS's via a carrier gateway, you could get 500 messages/month from a 3rd party provider for < $100 year

Just a thought... not sure if you are aware of that or not. Sorry I can't help with any experience with specific bulk gateways

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_SMS_gateways
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