Short Message Service (SMS) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow fixed line or mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages.SMS was the most widely used data application, with an estimated 3.5 billion active users, or about 80% of all mobile phone subscribers at the end of 2010. The term "SMS" is used for both the user activity and all types of short text messaging in many parts of the world. SMS is also employed in direct marketing, known as SMS marketing.SMS as used on modern handsets originated from radio telegraphy in radio memo pagers using standardized phone protocols.
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    • How (and Why) to Use SMS to Grow Your Business in 2018

      Text messaging is the most used feature on any cell phone – smart or otherwise – and it’s also the most used form of communication for most of the world (including the U.S.). If you’re like me, you look at how pervasive texting (SMS) is, and you think “There’s got to be a way to make money off of this!” And there is. There are several ways to use SMS to grow your business.

      Constant Contact- 10 readers -
    • 5 Text Messaging Platforms for Businesses

      Young people hate talking on the phone — and they don’t like talking in person, either. According to a survey from LivePerson, 73% of internet users between the ages of 18 and 34 prefer to communicate digitally, either via email, SMS, or social media. In a Gallup poll, 68% of millennials admitted to texting the previous day, compared to just 7% who said they had made or receiv ...

      Stephanie Miles/ Street Fight- 8 readers -
  • 6 Key Elements to a Successful SMS Marketing Campaign

    … Marketers continue to underestimate the effectiveness of text messaging (SMS) for marketing campaigns. It’s not as sophisticated as mobile applications and developed mobile websites – but it’s far more effective. Getting someone to subscribe via SMS is much easier than getting them to download a mobile web application with push messaging…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 17 readers -
  • Templates For Every Text Message You Might Need for Your Business

    … phone kiosks. Polo Ralph Lauren puts text message marketing to action with its first to know approach. Customers who sign up for Polo On the Go special offers can also opt in to find out about sales and new arrivals. Chances are the mall itself uses text message marketing to communicate similar special offers and let customers know about events…

    Marketing Technology Blog- 24 readers -
  • Unlock Facebook With a Physical Security Key?

    … Facebook announced support for physical security keys with certain web browsers and mobile devices. Security engineer Brad Hill said in a Facebook Security note that the option is an alternative to the two-factor authentication solution it currently offers, whereby users receive security codes for login approvals via text messages. He wrote…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Google Facebook- 38 readers -
  • Boost your Social Media Presence With These Expert Tips

    … Talking about social media and blogging in general, content is often considered the king. Undoubtedly in a way, it is. This is what you put before people, through which they start to develop thoughts about your brand’s image and then they decide whether they follow you or not. The question is whether or not content is the only thing you should…

    SEO Hacker Blogin Social- 45 readers -
  • The Top 6 Ways to Grow Your App

    … means tapping into existing networks to build your own. Whether sending mobile payment requests or car fare splits or sharing photos via SMS, or sharing a Spotify playlist on Facebook, inherent virality has plenty of precedent in established, successful apps. Nuzzel, the social news app, is the perfect example of this. Founder and CEO Jonathan Abrams…

    AllFacebookin Affiliate Social Google Facebook- 40 readers -
  • More Than One-Half of Consumers Prefer Social Customer Service (Report)

    … customer service. According to Conversocial‘s report, 54 percent of survey respondents prefer to access customer service through new channels like SMS and social, which is a continuation of the trend toward digital-first customer service. This is good for brands since it increases the number of queries addressed per hour compared with email and phone…

    AllTwitterin Social Facebook Twitter- 24 readers -
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