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Everything around SMS and ASPSMS

20.09.2016 (Till Bannwart/ASPSMS)

SMS are sent in Switzerland since more than 20 years. 98% of text messages are read. Thus, the SMS has established itself as a very important form of communication channel and it is maintained fully also in the future.

Simple SMS
Length: 160 characters

Extra long SMS or concatenated SMS
Keep your messages short to avoid extra costs. ASPSMS can send extra long SMS. Up to 9 SMS can be linked which corresponds to a total length of 1377 characters. Costs occur for each sub-SMS.

Number format
For originator and recipient numbers, always use international standard numbers format (E.164 numbering plan), without points, brackets, spaces and special characters. The appropriate country code list by country can be found on Wikipedia Wikipedia

Examples

  • +41790000000 Mobile Phone Switzerland, Swisscom
  • +491720000000, Mobile Phone Germany, Vodafone
  • +393340000000, Mobile Phone Italy, Telecom Italia
  • Originator
    The originator can be either numeric (numbers only) or alphanumeric (letters and numbers).

  • Numeric: phone number (eg +41790000000 or 0041790000000)
  • Alphanumeric: max. 11 characters (eg Artclub)
  • Numeric Originators (phone numbers) must be unlocked for safety with a code beforehand. You receive this code on your mobile phone or your landline number. The receiver can directly reply to respond, if the phone number can receive SMS.

    The maximum length for an alphanumeric originator is 11 characters. It may not contain any special characters, including spaces. Important: the recipient cannot directly reply to a text messagee with an alphanumeric originator. Also, consider shortening alphanumeric originators:

  • University of St. Gallen: UniSG
  • Sendlog

    Messages are stored for 7 days in the productive sendlog. During this time, delivery notifications can be requested. SMSBLASTER.COM web edition keeps a detailed log.

    Delivery Notifications
    The ASPSMS System provides handset SMS delivery notifications. If a text message is successfully delievered, the recipient's handset acknowledges it and confirms receiving the SMS.

    Delivery Status

    The ASPSMS System distinguishes 4 Delivery Status.

    • Delivered (Reason: 000)
      The operator confirms the reception of the message. You can consider the message delivered.

    • Not delivered (Reason: various)
      The message could not be delivered. Possible reasons: unknown subscriber, call barred, target device is not able to receive SMS, wrong number format, etc.

    • Buffered (Reason: various)
      The message was transferred to the operator of the recipient but could not yet be delivered. At the moment, further delivery attempts are pending.
      Possible reasons: absent subscriber, device out of memory, temporary technical issue within the network of terminating operator, etc.

      The delivery status «buffered» changes within 24 hours to the final delivery status «Delivered» or «Not delivered».


      Delivered: The operator confirms the reception of the message. You can consider the message delivered.

      Not delivered: The terminating operator has given up delivering the message after 24 hours.

    • Unknown (Reason: n/a)

      Deferred delivery time: Delivery is in the future.

      Delivery notifications delayed: Due to a large SMS broadcast, delivery notifications are delayed but will arrive later.

      Missing delivery notifications: operator is overloaded
      e.g. at New Years Eve.

    Additional Info: Useful Information about Delivery Notifications and Reason Codes

    ASPSMS Credits
    For sending an SMS, you need so-called ASPSMS credits, which are purchased in advance (prepaid). The ASPSMS credits have unlimited validity and do not expire.

    ASPSMS Credit Warnings
    Always enough ASPSMS Credits on your account. You can let yourself be informed by SMS or email if your credit balance reaches or goes below a certain level. Enter as many recipients, waring levels and warning messages as you need.
    Credit Warnung

    Costs

    Volume Discounts
    ASPSMS offers 5 different volume discounts. The price per ASPSMS credit depends on the amount that you are buying.
    Prices

    Termination Fees
    Termination fees are charged when sending to certain GSM networks. It is handled as a multiplication factor which increases the ASPSMS credit consumption per SMS.
    Termination Fees

    Example
    To calculate the effective cost of a text message with a maximum length of 160 characters:

    Purchased volume 500 ASPSMS Credits à 0.09 CHF = 45.00 CHF
    Termination to Swisscom: 1 ASPSMS Credit x 1.00 x 0.09 CHF = CHF  0.09
    Termination to Sunrise:  1 ASPSMS Credit x 1.00 x 0.09 CHF = CHF  0.09
    Terminatoin to Salt.:    1 ASPSMS Credit x 1.75 x 0.09 CHF = CHF 0.1575 
    
    Purchased volume 100'000 ASPSMS Credits à 0.06 CHF = 6'000.00 CHF
    Termination to Swisscom: 1 ASPSMS Credit x 1.00 x 0.06 CHF = CHF  0.06
    Termination to Sunrise:  1 ASPSMS Credit x 1.00 x 0.06 CHF = CHF  0.06
    Termination to Salt.:    1 ASPSMS Credit x 1.75 x 0.06 CHF = CHF 0.105 
    

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    New User Registration

    Click here for the ASPSMS new user registration.

    Have you already registered? Log in with your user e-mail address and password.


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    Available SMS tools and interfaces for ASPSMS

    Factsheets
    Purpose and business examplesPDF
    SMS tools for End Users
    NamePricing
    ASPSMS WinLog free
    Microsoft Office Outlook 2013-2016: Email to SMSfree
    Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 Mobile Servicefree
    Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Mobile Servicefree
    SMSBLASTER web editionfree
    SMS Blaster Windows Editionfree
    SMS touch for iPhone and iPod touchShareware
    ECO-SMS - Ökologische SMS!Shareware
    Cybersystems mscrmSMSsee price list for details
    Jabber-Client Chatopus for Palm OSsmall one-time payment
    delight Software GmbHsee price list for details
    ASPSMS Widget for Macfree
    SMS scripts and interfaces for developers
    NamePricing
    ASPSMS Dot Net Assembly on NuGet free
    ASPSMS JSON API (REST) free
    C# Microsoft ASP.NET Identity MVC (for SOAP)free
    Node.js interface for ASPSMSfree
    PHP Class for ASPSMS SOAP web servicefree
    aspsms.dll (Active-X)free
    SOAP Web Servicefree
    XML-Interfacefree
    ASPSMS SMTP Interfacefree
    VBscript Class (ASP)free
    HTTPfree
    PHP - Python - C# - Javafree
    Jabber to SMS for Server Adminsfree (open source)
    SMS Blaster Visual Basic Source Codefree
    ASPTOKENfree
    Network coverage
    Supported networks around the world
     
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    Switzerland

    Supported operators in your country:

    Aldi
    Bebbicell AG
    CoopMobile
    Lebara
    Lycamobile
    M-Budget
    MyEra
    OK Mobile
    Salt
    Sunrise Mobile
    Swisscom Mobile
    Tele2
    Very Mucho
    Wingo
    Yallo
    VADIAN.NET AG
    Katharinengasse 10
    CH - 9004 St.Gallen
     
    Phone: +41 71 246 56 56
    Fax: +41 71 246 56 57
    E-Mail: keyaccounts@aspsms.com
     
    Founded: 1995
    Company Number: CH-170.3.020.905-6
    VAT-Number: CHE-102.692.722 MWST

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    Swiss Quality

    OFCOM registered Telecommunications Service Provider (254900005).

    ASPSMS is a product of VADIAN.NET AG (founded in 1995), a Swiss based Internet and Mobile Solutions pioneer. Thus, all data collected from you are automatically subject ofthe strict privacy policies of Switzerland. ASPSMS is Swiss technology that is fully developed in Switzerland. The support team also works in Switzerland. VADIAN.NET AG is today one of the leading global providers of SMS solutions with more than 200’000 satisfied business clients. The product ASPSMS was launched in 2001.