The Provision of Corporate Route
To cater to the need of individuals and corporate organizations that have express permission to contact phone numbers on DND by SMS, a provision has been made to deliver their messages via the Corporate Route. Corporate Route allows you send SMS to phone numbers on DND provided you have the expressed permission to do so. It is our pleasure to inform you that such Corporate Route has been integrated on SmartSMSSolutions.
How does it Work?
Additional options are now available on the SmartSMSSolutions’ Send SMS page. Find below what each option stands for and how to use it.
OPTION 1: Remove Phone Numbers on DND
Using the available SMS delivery data for each phone number, this option filters out phone numbers that are no longer active, phone numbers on DND and phone numbers with poor availability record before sending the SMS. The filtered phone numbers are separated and displayed.
Since the data is not real time, it is still possible to have a few DND or dead phone numbers slipped in to the recipients list. The available data should process well over 90% accurately. We are confident that with better data in the nearest future, the accuracy will near perfection.
OPTION 2: Refund Units for DND
When this option is selected, messages are sent to all the recipients. Using the delivery status returned by the operator and the refunded units for phone numbers on DND, all the units are returned to your account immediately. With this option, your SMS account is never billed for messages on DND.
OPTION 3: Use Corporate Route for only DND Phone Numbers
This is one of the most powerful options available and if not the most beautiful option of them all. When you send SMS with this option, you message is sent to all the recipients using the Regular Route. After which, as in option 2, DND phone numbers are returned and the units returned to your account. And here is the interesting part, the DND phone numbers are then forwarded via the Corporate Route.
Delivery to the phone numbers on DND via the option is 3 – 4 minutes behind those not on DND. This is due to the time it takes to get the real-time DND status of the phone number from the operator, get refunded for the phone numbers and re-process the message via the Corporate Route.
OPTION 4: Use Corporate Route for all the phone numbers
This can be described as the POWER SHOT. This sends the message to all the phone numbers via the Corporate Route. This might be done once you have confirmed that all the recipients are actually on DND or you just want to be very sure.
Delivery to phone numbers on DND via the Corporate Route is INSTANT with this option.
How much does it Cost to Use the Corporate Route?
Delivery via the Corporate Route is currently at 2 units for a page of SMS.
Is this Available over the API too?
Integration on the API is currently underway and will be released in few days.
What Else Do I Need to Know About the Corporate Route?
1. Unsolicited messages are not allowed via the Corporate Route. Your recipients must be those you have expressed permission to contact via SMS.
2. A phone number on DND might also be switched off, out of network coverage or out-rightly dead. Thus, the delivery report will reveal the status of the messages sent to phone numbers on DND.
We are very excited about this and we are sure you are too. If you have any question or comment, please use the comment box below to post them or call 07034243326 or 08035515868.