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SMS is simply the worst kept secret for successful business SMS communication. What started out as a few maverick corporate businesses testing the water by using SMS to talk to their customers, has turned into a mass global adoption of SMS as a business major B2C communication channel, for businesses of all shapes and sizes. With the huge success of business SMS, businesses companies began to explore different ways they could utilise SMS into their business. From transactional SMS, to SMS reminders and notifications, to promotions and marketing, SMS has become the Swiss army knife of business communication. There are thousands of stats and success stories around SMS flying around, like the whopping 98% open rate, or the fact that 90% of all text messages are read within the first 90 seconds. However we have chosen to talk about just five stats that you might not have heard before, but they should...

Summertime is well and truly underway. Sunshine, happiness and laughter are filling the air, and we thought we would add some more great news into the mix, with our own little Summer Sale. Spirits are high during the Summer months, and people are always looking for activities to do, so this creates perfect opportunities for certain businesses to promote their business, products or services. With SMS you can do exactly that and more… With this in mind we thought we would run a Summer Sale to give you the chance to stock up on some free credits. Whether you are running your own Summer Sale, have some big campaigns to send out, or just want to stock up on some free credits - now is the perfect time to purchase. Our Summer Sale SMS Offer Any purchase over 1,000 credits will receive an extra 10% free SMS credits! The offer can be used multiple times but cannot...

We are currently experiencing some temporary technical issues which may be affecting some of our customers' ability to send or receive messages; in some cases this may also include gaining access to any of our services. We're sorry that this is happening. Thank you for your continued patience and support while we work to resolve this. Please direct any queries to our support team at helpdesk@fastsms.co.uk.

One of the many main advantages of business SMS, is that the method of communication is extremely quick, virtually instant. Meaning that if a business needs to send important information to a customer that needs to be read immediately, then SMS is the perfect tool. This is one of the reasons that the recruitment sector love SMS. They can easily and quickly send out messages to thousands of potential candidates in one click of a send button, but more than that, they know that virtually all of those messages will be read. SMS is not just great for the recruiters themselves, but also the candidates. They get information on potential jobs immediately, whilst also having a discreet way to communicate with the recruiters to ask for more details. SMS is a real winner for both parties, but starting your SMS venture can be a little daunting without any previous experience, and it shouldn’t...

Over the past several months we have worked hard to bring some big improvements to FastSMS. As part of our preparations for making this exciting upgrade available to customers (more news on this coming very soon!) we have scheduled the following maintenance window: Start:     Sun 7th July 23:00 BST Finish:    Mon 8th July 01:00 BST Our team have worked diligently to plan the maintenance to minimise disruption to the FastSMS service. However, this essential work will require the platform to be taken offline for a period of time. During the maintenance window there will be an interruption to all FastSMS services lasting up to 2 hours. As a result of this you will not be able to access your NetMessenger account during this offline period. Any outbound messages that you attempt to submit through an API (HTTP or XML) or through the Email-to-SMS service will not be processed. However, inbound messages will be queued and...