Imagine your wedding is a few days away and you are to meet with different groups of people involved in your wedding preparation. For instance, the committee of friends, aso-ebi girls, the maids of honour, the event servers and the friends of the groom. To unique define each group, you want the Sender IDs to be different.
This means that the message will be the same but the Sender IDs and the times of delivery will vary.
The CSV file
The CSV file might look like the one below.
The CSV Format
Notice that the first column contains the phone numbers with the header as PHONE.
- The second column contains the day and time of delivery with header as XTIME
- The third column header is XSENDER which contains the unique Sender IDs for each messages.
These are required to ensure delivery of this type of SmartSchedule.
The SmartSchedule Web Page
In this case, the SmartSchedule web page will like the sample shown below.
Sender ID : Since the Sender IDs are defined in the CSV file, you will need to enter ## to direct the system to the CSV for the Sender IDs.
Message : The message to be sent to the recipients on the CSV file
Select CSV file : The CSV file we created above will be uploaded to this box.
Use Common Year : This is not necessary in this case as the year in the CSV file is correct. Therefore it will be left blank.
Common Time : In this case, this is not necessary, since the time of delivery has been defined in the CSV file.
DND Management Option : This can be set at desired.
Finally, we hit the SEND SMS button. The messages will be uploaded scheduled as desired. The next page, after successful schedule shows the messages and their time of delivery. This gives you the opportunity to ensure that the messages have been scheduled correctly.
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