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SMS messaging is available to all mobile phone users across the world so is a universal means of messaging individuals and businesses. Some countries have a small number of operators and others have large numbers so cost and reliability of message delivery can vary due to this factor and many more.

Generally Fastsms charge 2 SMS message credits for each message transmitted to an overseas operator, as opposed to a single credit for UK messaging. However for those requiring to send large message volumes to a specific territory special prices can be negotiated. Inbound Virtual Mobile Numbers are available for many countries and can be sourced on request.

With the range of services provided by councils being as varied as it is, the range of threats that can affect those services can also be just as large. Whether it be adverse weather conditions causing school/facility closures, major roadworks notifications, internal IT system failures, or health and safety alerts, forward-thinking local governments should always be prepared for the worst-case scenario. There are two main points to take into account for this when planning an effective communications strategy. Firstly – the speed at which messages can be sent to staff/residents, and also the ability to make sure they have been delivered/read. Secondly, making sure that your message can be delivered to every recipient required. Mobile messaging tools like SMS stand out as an excellent option at this point. They’re delivered almost instantly, and nearly all of the UK’s population now own a mobile device with SMS support. Why SMS should form part of...