SMS/Text Message Marketing Companies Offering Many Services

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Hi Everyone,

I've read through some of the threads and haven't seen an exact answer to the question that I have about SMS marketing companies.

I'm looking for a text message company that offer unlimited Keywords. I'm just beginning to work with realtors and other business owners that would require many different keywords (ex., one for each listing), so a package offering just a few codes wouldn't work with keeping the cost minimal.

I would also like a service that will answer the opted in customer with a video and at the same time, notify the business via text or call that the customer has just opted in.

The only company I'm aware of that can provide this is OpenVBX. I would like to use a company that is a lot easier to set up because I'm a beginner at this.

Any suggestions.

Thanks
#companies #marketing #message #offering #services #sms or text
  • Profile picture of the author regenerect
    I can help you out. Please contact me at jvfullcirclemarketing at gmail dot com.

    Thanks Lenny
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  • Profile picture of the author livlady10
    Hi Lenny,

    Sent you an email.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Surran
    Hi Livlady,

    I think what you're looking for is a service that offers unlimited KEYWORDS, not unlimited long/short codes. A realtor, for example, would have one long or short code, which is the number someone would send the text to, and then a different KEYWORD for each property.

    So, the Realtor would put on his signs
    "Text PROPERTY1 to 12345"
    "Text PROPERTY2 to 12345"
    etc.

    The word that is texted in for information changes but the number that the message is sent to stays the same.

    As far as sending a video, you can't actually send the video via text, but you can send a link to the video via text. You or the Realtor would have to create the video, upload it to YouTube or host it elsewhere, then send a link in the text message to the YouTube video. This you can do with pretty much any decent SMS service.

    My system allows free randomly generated keywords, like "AD27", so what I do with Realtors is give them one custom keyword and suggest they use their name as that keyword and create a "digital business card".

    So when someone texts their name, ie "Text NICK to 71441 for my digital business card", that person will then get a text message with all the Realtors contact information, and the Realtor will get a text message and an email with the leads cell phone number.

    Then I have them use a random keyword for each of their listings. They put a rider on their signs saying "Text AD27 to 71441 for photos and info". The potential buyer will get a text with basic property info like number of BR, sq. footage, the Realtor's name and contact information, and a link to the mobile MLS listing on Kurio.mobi that has photos and many more details. The Realtor will get a text and an email with the potential buyer's cell phone number while they're still sitting in front of the house.

    Both of the keywords listed above are live demonstrations if you want to get a feel for how it works.

    Nick

    Originally Posted by livlady10 View Post

    Hi Everyone,

    I've read through some of the threads and haven't seen an exact answer to the question that I have about SMS marketing companies.

    I'm looking for a text message company that offer unlimited short/long key codes. I'm just beginning to work with realtors and other business owners that would require many different key code (ex., one for each listing), so a package offering just a few codes wouldn't work with keeping the cost minimal.

    I would also like a service that will answer the opted in customer with a video and at the same time, notify the business via text or call that the customer has just opted in.

    The only company I'm aware of that can provide this is OpenVBX. I would like to use a company that is a lot easier to set up because I'm a beginner at this.

    Any suggestions.

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author livlady10
      Hi Nick,

      Thanks for all the info and you're absolutely right, I meant keywords. I know the video would be added via a link in the text and seems that most can do this, as well as offer unlimited keywords. I'm having a problem finding a company able to do the quick notification that someone just opted in. Maybe I should say, a company able to do it that doesn't require me to complete a lot of set up. Until I get the learning curve associated with businesses and text marketing, I want to keep it as simple as possible.

      I will check out your system.




      Originally Posted by Iolaus View Post

      Hi Livlady,

      I think what you're looking for is a service that offers unlimited KEYWORDS, not unlimited long/short codes. A realtor, for example, would have one long or short code, which is the number someone would send the text to, and then a different KEYWORD for each property.

      So, the Realtor would put on his signs
      "Text PROPERTY1 to 12345"
      "Text PROPERTY2 to 12345"
      etc.

      The word that is texted in for information changes but the number that the message is sent to stays the same.

      As far as sending a video, you can't actually send the video via text, but you can send a link to the video via text. You or the Realtor would have to create the video, upload it to YouTube or host it elsewhere, then send a link in the text message to the YouTube video. This you can do with pretty much any decent SMS service.

      My system allows free randomly generated keywords, like "AD27", so what I do with Realtors is give them one custom keyword and suggest they use their name as that keyword and create a "digital business card".

      So when someone texts their name, ie "Text NICK to 71441 for my digital business card", that person will then get a text message with all the Realtors contact information, and the Realtor will get a text message and an email with the leads cell phone number.

      Then I have them use a random keyword for each of their listings. They put a rider on their signs saying "Text AD27 to 71441 for photos and info". The potential buyer will get a text with basic property info like number of BR, sq. footage, the Realtor's name and contact information, and a link to the mobile MLS listing on Kurio.mobi that has photos and many more details. The Realtor will get a text and an email with the potential buyer's cell phone number while they're still sitting in front of the house.

      Both of the keywords listed above are live demonstrations if you want to get a feel for how it works.

      Nick
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    • Profile picture of the author livlady10
      Hi Nick,

      Looked at the system, no prices on the website. You offer $19.95 with one keyword. I need a service offering more or less unlimited keywords. What would a package like that cost with Lime?



      Originally Posted by Iolaus View Post

      Hi Livlady,

      I think what you're looking for is a service that offers unlimited KEYWORDS, not unlimited long/short codes. A realtor, for example, would have one long or short code, which is the number someone would send the text to, and then a different KEYWORD for each property.

      So, the Realtor would put on his signs
      "Text PROPERTY1 to 12345"
      "Text PROPERTY2 to 12345"
      etc.

      The word that is texted in for information changes but the number that the message is sent to stays the same.

      As far as sending a video, you can't actually send the video via text, but you can send a link to the video via text. You or the Realtor would have to create the video, upload it to YouTube or host it elsewhere, then send a link in the text message to the YouTube video. This you can do with pretty much any decent SMS service.

      My system allows free randomly generated keywords, like "AD27", so what I do with Realtors is give them one custom keyword and suggest they use their name as that keyword and create a "digital business card".

      So when someone texts their name, ie "Text NICK to 71441 for my digital business card", that person will then get a text message with all the Realtors contact information, and the Realtor will get a text message and an email with the leads cell phone number.

      Then I have them use a random keyword for each of their listings. They put a rider on their signs saying "Text AD27 to 71441 for photos and info". The potential buyer will get a text with basic property info like number of BR, sq. footage, the Realtor's name and contact information, and a link to the mobile MLS listing on Kurio.mobi that has photos and many more details. The Realtor will get a text and an email with the potential buyer's cell phone number while they're still sitting in front of the house.

      Both of the keywords listed above are live demonstrations if you want to get a feel for how it works.

      Nick
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      • Profile picture of the author Kevin AKA Hubcap
        Originally Posted by livlady10 View Post

        I need a service offering more or less unlimited keywords. What would a package like that cost with Lime?
        I'm researching SMS options also. I don't have the Lime info in front of me but I think system generated keywords are free and custom keywords are $2 a piece.

        Here's a couple other providers you might want to think about.

        1.Yeez provides long codes and short codes. Keywords are free if using long codes and $5 each for short codes.

        2. Avid Mobile offers unlimited short codes but charges a $4 fee per account. So you could have a club as a client, use six keywords, and those six keywords would only cost you $4.

        I'm going to go with one of these three and honestly having free/inexpensive short code keywords is important to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Neodism
    Originally Posted by livlady10 View Post

    Hi Everyone,

    I've read through some of the threads and haven't seen an exact answer to the question that I have about SMS marketing companies.

    I'm looking for a text message company that offer unlimited short/long key codes. I'm just beginning to work with realtors and other business owners that would require many different key code (ex., one for each listing), so a package offering just a few codes wouldn't work with keeping the cost minimal.

    I would also like a service that will answer the opted in customer with a video and at the same time, notify the business via text or call that the customer has just opted in.

    The only company I'm aware of that can provide this is OpenVBX. I would like to use a company that is a lot easier to set up because I'm a beginner at this.

    Any suggestions.

    Thanks

    Once again, I suggest Chad Wyatt's SMS Wordpress plugin. All you need is hosting with a Wordpress blog. Install the plugin, create a Twilio account and get to work! A long code number is only $1 a month and texts are 1¢ each. Unlimited keywords. I also believe there is a new option in his plugin that you can have emails sent out for every new subscriber.
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    • Profile picture of the author livlady10
      I would like a system that will be able to notify immediately via text or phone call. An email might sit for hours before someone reads it.

      I will read over the information about that system.

      Thanks


      Originally Posted by Larches View Post

      Once again, I suggest Chad Wyatt's SMS Wordpress plugin. All you need is hosting with a Wordpress blog. Install the plugin, create a Twilio account and get to work! A long code number is only $1 a month and texts are 1¢ each. Unlimited keywords. I also believe there is a new option in his plugin that you can have emails sent out for every new subscriber.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Surran
    Hi Livlady,

    It looks like you may not yet be able to send PMs. If you'd like, send me your email address through the contact form on my website, or call me, and I'll be happy to go into more detail about my and Lime's pricing.

    Nick
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    • Profile picture of the author livlady10
      Ok...I'll shoot you an email.



      Originally Posted by Iolaus View Post

      Hi Livlady,

      It looks like you may not yet be able to send PMs. If you'd like, send me your email address through the contact form on my website, or call me, and I'll be happy to go into more detail about my and Lime's pricing.

      Nick
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      • Profile picture of the author BrashImpact
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        • Profile picture of the author livlady10
          Hi Robert,

          Can't answer in PM yet. Can you PM your email?

          Thanks


          Originally Posted by BrashImpact View Post

          Livlady,

          We should be able to provide you with a fantastic and economical solution.
          You can pm me or Skype me either way..Send you a PM.

          Mobile Fusion Texting is a Shortcode Platform build specifically for Warriors and Consultants...

          Regards,
          Robert
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        • Profile picture of the author livlady10
          Hi Robert,

          Sent an email through the contact form on your website.



          Originally Posted by BrashImpact View Post

          Livlady,

          We should be able to provide you with a fantastic and economical solution.
          You can pm me or Skype me either way..Send you a PM.

          Mobile Fusion Texting is a Shortcode Platform build specifically for Warriors and Consultants...

          Regards,
          Robert
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  • Profile picture of the author ASUService
    Hi LivLady,
    Figured I'd cut to the chase and send you a PM. Just did that ... feel free to contact me using the email included in the message.

    Look forward to hearing from you!
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisclements521
    I would highly suggest using a long code for the real estate industry, because you can have an unlimited number of keywords on a local dedicated long code...

    Using multiple keywords for every property allows you to track your advertising as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author kutu62
      @livlady10

      I recommend you keep it simple but don't sacrifice profits. The Twilio Connect with OpenVBX is the way to go to maximize earnings. It's so easy I'll set it all up for you for free, it only takes a couple minutes. Sounds like we're in similar stages and could probably help each other our in different ways. My number and email is on my website absolutenetworks dot biz
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  • Profile picture of the author xlfutur1
    I sent you a PM with a link to a video I did showing how openvbx can do exactly what you need it to do. I've been using it with clients and its cheap and totally customizeable. and its not as difficult either.
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