How To Increase The Length Of Sender ID For Bulk SMS

  17 June 2015

You must have noticed through sending of bulk SMS from your registered bulk SMS account that the maximum number of characters allowed for sender ID is 11 characters. Sometimes though you have sender IDs you wish to use for your messages which are more than 11 characters. Although it cannot be increased more than 11 characters, the good thing is there are ways you could optimize this.

Some suggestions on ways you can increase the sender ID for your bulk messages are:

Limit the use of ‘space’ ‘commas’ or other punctuation marks or remove them all together : In text messages, included among the characters in your SMS are spaces, commas, full stops, exclamation marks, quotation marks and other punctuation marks. It is most advisable then to avoid them in sender IDs.

Use acronyms more when they are applicable : Usually, the desired sender IDs for many messages can be shortened through the use of acronyms without affecting its weight or affecting the recipient’s understanding of the name. Associations, businesses and various organizations could use this comfortably, and their names will not be lost. Even for individuals, long names can be fitted in with the use of initials and pet names.

Use Camel Case : This is the writing of compound words such that each word or abbreviation begins with a capital letter. For example, if a person’s name is Ijeoma Abbas, using this as a sender ID and typing it with the space as it is will be 12 characters and so the system won’t take it all, thereby removing the last letter. Whereas camel case could be used to make it all fit in as just 11 characters i.e. you have IjeomaAbbas. Or you want to use the name of a business which is Eat full cafe as the sender ID. Typing it in this format with the spaces between each word will make it 13 characters and so the system will not accommodate all. But the magic of camel case does this. Simply write in this format EatFullCafe, and you get all the words in using just 11 characters.

If you want to send a bulk SMS and you need help on how you can make your sender ID fit into the maximum 11 characters, you can ask for help from one of our customer care agents on 08035515868 or 07034243326, and you will get satisfactory suggestions on what to use and the sender ID still pass the information you want it to.

Do you have other ways you usually optimize the length of your sender ID(s) to send your messages? Share the trick with us using the comment box below and tell us what you think about the suggestions given above.


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