Automatic SMS Concatenation

Longer SMS Messages

SMS messages can now have up to 300 characters with SMS Concatenation.  Normally SMS are limited to 160 characters.  Messages longer than 160 characters would be sent as multiple messages, and the order in which they arrive would be up to the carrier.  SMS Concatenation will send SMS messages between 160 characters and 300 characters with a special flag to combine into one long message on the device.  For billing purposes concatenated messages will be charged as multiple messages.

Benefits of SMS Concatenation

Organization: When an SMS is sent as multiple small messages it has the potential to be sent in the incorrect order, due to the carriers.  With this feature, you can send those longer messages knowing they will be read in the proper order.

More Information: SMS can now hold nearly double the amount of characters than before.  Your messages now have more space allowing you to add crucial content.  Add information on your mobile app and SMS links to help promote your campaigns.

How to access this feature: You can schedule SMS through the SMS/MMS Campaign’s “Message Scheduling” tab. Select a date so that the message select window appears.  Choose the SMS tab and create the message with up to 300 characters in the text area.

The message will be received as one long fluid message.

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April 9th, 2014|