Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Royal Mail prices set to increase by up to 50%... time to use SMS?

With Royal Mail announcing that this April stamp prices are due to increase by up to 50%, the time has never been better to use SMS messaging to lower costs and avoid expensive postal charges.

While prices are yet to be confirmed, industry leaders suggest the rise could be as much as 19p on second class stamps alone, raising the current cost from 36p to 55p per item – the cost of which could cover a minimum of five text messages sent through 2sms.com.

SMS is fast, efficient and allows you to track your messages to the recipient – unlike the postal service. There is no cost to the environment and no stationery is required. And if you get a wrong number – unlike a wrong address – your message is marked as failed, has cost you very little and you can remove it from your list immediately instead of continuing to pay for messages that never arrive.

Why send an expensive letter when an SMS will do?

If you would like more information about this or any other 2sms service, please get in touch with our 24/7 Sales and Support team on 01234 757800 or email support@2sms.com.

Friday, February 10, 2012

We’re upgrading our security

At 2sms we pride ourselves on offering the highest level of data security and protection, which is why as part of our latest round of upgrades we are changing the way password protection works on your account.

From the 6th February 2012 all new accounts will have a password expiry of 90 days, after which the password will need to be changed or access to the account will be frozen. Notifications will be sent out as the renewal date approaches, and if you miss it then our Sales and Support Team will be able to reset this for you pending confirmation of your identity.

Existing accounts will not be affected until the first time the password is changed, after which the 90-day expiry will come into effect.

Password reminders can be requested from the log-in screen and can only be sent to the registered email address for your account. All new passwords must be at least 8 characters long and contain at least one upper case character, one lower case character, and one number.

If you would like to discuss our new policy or any of our products and services, please get in touch with the Sales and Support Team at any time on 0800 65 222 77 or email support@2sms.com.