Why Use Acronyms In Bulk Messages

  22 June 2015

Acronyms are abbreviations of words or phrases formed by combinations of the initial or first letters of the phrase, or combination of letters in the word in an abridged form. Many bulk SMS service users use acronyms in their bulk SMS and for good reasons.

Below are some of the merits of using acronyms in your bulk messages.


Speed : With the ever demanding tight schedule of everyday life, we usually do not have the luxury of spending more time on one activity than necessary. Most times we send our messages when we are on the move and sometimes at times when we equally have other things to attend to at the same time. The use of acronyms can help to increase the speed at which we get our messages composed and give us time to move on to other things.

Low cost : A page of message contains a maximum of 160 characters, which is charged at 1 unit. When your messages exceed a page, you get charged additional units for each successive page. With just a character more, SMS units that could have been used for 1000 recipients could end up been used for 500. That is how important the length of your message is.

There is a point of caution though. If your messages are official ones in which the theme of the message could be lost by the use of acronyms or could appear confusing to the reader(s), it’s usually better to minimize the use of acronyms or leave them out altogether. But in cases where they can be used with little or no fuss, using acronyms for your bulk SMS is a nice idea.

For ease of use of acronyms in your bulk SMS, we have put together a list of sample text message acronyms and what they stand for.

Use the comment box below to tell us what you think about the use of acronyms in bulk messages and if you have been using it, tell us how effective you have found it to be.


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