Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Video tutorial - Send SMS from Excel using 2sms software add-in

Did you know you can send SMS messages from Microsoft Excel, without needing to log into the 2sms website? Use your own databases, build personalised messages and schedule messages for any time with 2sms' Microsoft Excel Add-in.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Update on Indian SMS Regulations

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As you may know, SMS regulations in India were changed in September 2011 to involve strict new laws on what types of messaging are allowed and at what times they are permitted to be sent (information on these regulations can be found here on the 2sms blog.)

We have since been updated that further to the original regulations, Indian networks are now rejecting any messages sent between 21:00 and 09:00 Indian Standard Time (16:30-04:30 British Summer Time.) Any messages sent to the networks between these times would fail rather than simply being delayed.

As a result 2sms has implemented a queuing system for our customers which will collect any traffic going to Indian mobile phones between these hours until the networks reopen at 9am IST. This means that your messages will not be delivered immediately if they are submitted during this time period, but will be sent later. While we understand this is less than ideal, unfortunately our hands are tied by the Indian government’s legal requirements.

If you have any questions about this or any other 2sms service please get in touch with our Sales and Support Team on 0800 65 222 77 or email support@2sms.com.

Friday, May 04, 2012

How to transfer credits between your sub-accounts

Did you know that...
You can transfer credits between your subaccounts. Simply go to www.2sms.com and log in using your master account details and follow these steps:
  1. Under ‘My Account’ tab select ‘Sub Accounts’
  2. Select ‘Transfer Credits with Sub Accounts’
  3. Select accounts you wish to exchange credits with, enter the number of messages to exchange to each account and submit.
This allows you to transfer credits both into and out of your sub-accounts.