The Thorough Introduction of SMS Gateway

The Thorough Introduction of SMS Gateway

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2021-Dec-23
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Definition (in plain language)EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

Yes, you don't want to hear complex technical terms to know what an SMS gateway is. So let me explain it to you very simply.EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

You have a cellphone, right? And a cellphone has a device that can read an SMS card. That device is inserted inside your cellphone.EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

Well, SMS gateway is a box-shaped machine. It has many devices like your cellphone device inserted inside. So, technologically, an SMS gateway has many "cellphones" in it. So you can put many SMS cards in it, and use it as many cellphones, which you can use to send and receive SMS messages.EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

It looks like this.EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

But you might be wondering, how to send and receive SMS messages through a box? It seems that there is no keyboard on it.EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

The answer is, through software.EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

An SMS gateway can connect to a computer through the cable. There will be software to control that SMS gateway. You can use this software on your computer. That's how you can send and receive SMS messages through an SMS gateway.EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

You control the SMS gateway through the internet. SMS gateway sends and receives SMS messages through the cellular network.EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

It works like this.EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

Difference between different usesEVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

Now you have a basic understanding of how SMS gateway works. And you might be wondering, if I can use an SMS gateway for SMS messaging, then I can use it for phone calls, or can I?EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

Yes, you can. But there are distinctions in different gateways.EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

For phone calls only, the gateway is called the VoIP gateway. It is operated under a different protocol than the SMS gateway. Some gateways can be used for both phone calls and SMS messaging.EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

In this article, we are mainly introducing SMS gateways.EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

SMS gateway typesEVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

Web to SMS

It is based on sending messages from websites to mobile phones. Such gateways allow using of extra functions and apps.EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

An online SMS gateway is a web-based platform that businesses use to send text messages to customers. Accessed via a dashboard, you load up contact lists and send, receive and track SMS campaigns. Especially useful for sending mass text message blasts and SMS marketing campaigns.EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

SMS to Email

This kind of SMS gateway allows you to send SMS messages through emails.EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

You don't need to install any app. Any email platform is available to send SMS messages.EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

But you do need to have the information of your recipients' cellphone operators. Cause the receiving addresses must be [email protected] For detailed instructions, please refer to this article:EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

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Here is the list of email to SMS gateway addresses of some operators.EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

AT&T SMS email gateway – @txt.att.netEVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

Sprint SMS email gateway – @messaging.sprintpcs.comEVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

T-Mobile SMS email gateway – @tmomail.netEVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

Verizon SMS email gateway – @vtext.comEVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

If you want to know other email gateway addresses, you can contact the operators directly.EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

SMS to Skype

It’s possible to send messages to Skype with the help of individual gateways.EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

How can SMS gateway help your business? (the usages)EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

SMS gateway is mainly used for sending bulk SMS messages. Merchants sending bulk SMS messages for various purposes. Below are the main three usages.EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

Verification SMS

Merchants send verification SMS messages to verify users' identities. To make sure the users have valid phone numbers, and also prevent their accounts' safety. To know more about this topic, please refer to this article:EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

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Notification SMS

Notification SMS messages are used to inform people of the necessary information. It could be changed to an account, an upcoming event, or a discount activity. It could be a good way for merchants to well serve the users thus connect to the users more. For more information about this topic, check this article:EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

[Understand SMS Notification]EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

Marketing SMS

SMS marketing is a very important usage of bulk SMS messages. Merchants can send bulk SMS messages to potential customers and build new business. The SMS message is cost-friendly. Many people have cell phones. SMS marketing is quite popular among all kinds of merchants around the world. Check this article for more details about this topic:EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

[Everything You Need to Know About SMS Marketing, SMS Campaign, and Bulk SMS Marketing]EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

How can you get an SMS gateway?EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

E-commerce platforms

Buy through Amazon, Alibaba, and other e-commerce platforms.EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

[Amazon]EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

[Alibaba]EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

Individual online shops

Some manufacturers sell SMS gateways at their online websites.EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

SMS platforms

Some SMS messaging platforms also sell SMS gateways, such as China Skyline. Check this to know more:EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

[China Skyline Telecom]EVYSMS Service, A2P SMS, Global SMS, BUKA Cloud Communication

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