FAQ

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Can I buy cell phone lists?

Most developed countries have strict laws against “spamming” text messages to cell phones, so in many countries the answer is “no.”  You must have your own list of people who opted into your distribution list.  Some countries, like the Philippines, do not have such restrictions.  Other countries, have exemptions, such as political messages in the USA.  If you’re in the Philippines and want to buy cell phone lists, get a quote by using this form:  http://voifonesms.com/sms-price-quote/.

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What's the minimum/maximum number of messages for a campaign?

There are no minimums or maximums. 

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What's the Caller ID associated with my message?

“It’s a random USA-based phone number.  Almost all cell phone carriers restrict discounted bulk SMS carriers like us from sending caller ID unless it goes through a “direct route” (ie directly through their system).  We can do this, but only with individual one-on-one messaging, not bulk messaging (which defeats the purpose of bulk SMS).  The work-around is to use the first several characters of the message to identify yourself.  (Yes, it works well!) 

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What is VoifoneSMS?

This is the name of our bulk  SMS services. We’re a cloud-based SMS platform delivering bulk SMS to the USA and most of the world.   Mobile Marketing and text message marketing (as it’s sometimes called) has proven to be “the best” in terms of response rates of any media.  If you want to promote more and get better response to your communications with those who matter to you – you NEED VoifoneSMS!

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Can I schedule my SMS deliveries?

Yes.  The Alpha Route International System has a built-in scheduling system that allows you to schedule one message or an entire campaign.  It’s great for all kinds of reminders and announcements, either one-at-a-time or in bulk.

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What are the Benefits of using VoifoneSMS?

High read and response rates.   This website is filled with a wealth of information to answer this question!