Good to know:
Everything around SMS and 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.
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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.
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
- +41790000000 Switzerland, Swisscom
- +491720000000, Germany, Vodafone
- +393340000000, Italy, Telecom Italia
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
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.
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.
The ASPSMS System distinguishes 4 Delivery Status.
Additional Info: Useful Information about Delivery Notifications and Reason Codes
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.
ASPSMS offers 5 different volume discounts. The price per ASPSMS credit depends on the amount that you are buying.
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.
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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