Provisioning a virtual number offers you a direct and personalised way of contacting your customers, with the added flexibility of using advanced features including keywords and message triggers to automate your SMS campaigns.

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All of your incoming SMS can be accessed and managed in your SMSGlobal account, forwarded to an email address or pushed through an API.

Simply set your dedicated virtual number as the preferred Sender ID for your SMSGlobal account and all messages will be sent through this number by default.

Most new cell phones with multimedia capabilities support MMS.

To send a text message via email, you must use a SMS or MMS to email gateway.

Dedicated virtual numbers can also be used in combination with keywords to perform special functions that are not normally available using the SMSGlobal shared pool number.

Virtual numbers are not limited to being used for receiving only replies to SMS: anyone can send an SMS directly to a dedicated number, and the message will display immediately in your account.

Just substitute a 10-digit cell number for ‘number’ for each carrier below: Sending text messages to email is actually a much easier task.

To take this to the next level from a productivity standpoint, I’d recommend creating ‘contacts’ within your email account so that you aren’t constantly looking up all of those cell numbers that you don’t have memorized each time you send an email.

In the following example, I’m going to add my mother’s cell to my gmail contacts. Put in ‘name’ and the word ‘cell’ to clarify between email and cell contacts in both the Name and Nickname fields: 4.

Let’s say that her phone provider is Verizon and her number is (555)123-4567. When composing a new text message, simply type in your contact’s name: Texting through Email Topics #wp-subscribe.wp-subscribe-1 #wp-subscribe.wp-subscribe-1 h4 #wp-subscribe.wp-subscribe-1 p #wp-subscribe.wp-subscribe-1 .regular-text #wp-subscribe.wp-subscribe-1 .submit #wp-subscribe.wp-subscribe-1 .thanks #wp-subscribe.wp-subscribe-1 .error #wp-subscribe.wp-subscribe-1 .

Scheduling appointments or confirming shift rosters can be performed automatically by programming your dedicated number to respond intelligently to set keywords.