SMPP

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SMPP?

The Short Message Peer-to-Peer (SMPP) is an open, industry standard protocol widely used in the telecommunication industry.

SMPP is desinged to provide a flexible data communication interface for the transfer of SMS messages between Short Message Service Centeres (SMSC), Routing Entities (RE), and SMS Application Systems (or External Short Messaging Entities (ESME)).

SMPP is an application protocol over TCP/IP, which allows fast and reliable delivery of SMS messages. The latest version of SMPP specification currently is 5.0 ( can be found at http://opensmpp.org/specs/smppv50.pdf ). At SureM, we support SMPP 3.4 and 5.0 so whichever protocol the customer prefers – we can easily modify the system or even customize it upon request.

Supported PDUs

  • bind_transmitter
  • bind_receiver
  • bind_tranceiver
  • unbind
  • submit_sm
  • data_sm
  • deliver_sm
  • enquire_link

Data Coding Schemes

  • 0 or 1 : ASCII
  • 3 : Latin 1
  • 8 : UCS2
  • 14: KSC5601

(For more about SMPP, please refer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_Message_Peer-to-Peer)

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SureM accepting crypto-currency payments

A happy announcement for crypto-currency users!

As of this year, SureM has started accepting various crypto-currency payments when purchasing credits on SureM.net website.

The list of available crypto-currencies (for now) is :

  • Bitcoin (BTC)
  • Ethereum (ETH)
  • Ethereum Classic (ETC)
  • Ripple (XRP)
  • Dash (DASH)
  • Litecoin (LTC)

Do register on our website and make your first SMS credit purchase follow the link below :

https://www.surem.net/purchase-credit.jsp

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Some of the points to consider when making a crypto-currency payment via SureM.net :

  1. “Poloniex” rates apply (https://www.poloniex.com, the world’s largest crypto currency exchange)
  2. Net amount received by SureM is added as cybermoney (payment amount minus transaction fees)
  3. Cybermoney is calculated according to the Poloniex XRP-USD rate and converted to KRW on the time of bitcoin receipt in SureM ripple wallet.
  4. Poloniex price is changing every 10 minutes, so e.g. if the payment is received at 9:13 AM, the rates published at 9:10 AM will apply.

Also, after making the payment contact our managers at sureminternational@gmail.com to get the payment verified and credits added to your account!

 

Sending SMS to China

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China

With population of 1.38 billion people (according to Wikipedia), China is now one of the main targets for messaging industry. Among others, cosmetics shops, plastic surgery clinics, Duty-free stores refer to China as their number 1 target market. 그림1

But, unlike any other country, China has a great number of restrictions for the mobile content (and not only). There are a lot of peculiarities to consider before sending any messages to China.

** All messages sent to China must contain “Footer/Header”.

What is “Footer/Header”?

– For messages sent via A2P, it must be added to clarify the Sender

** Regardless of the nature of the message, its content and footer/header must be compliant with the regulations of SureM

1) Available SMS size and requirements for Footer/Header

  • Up to 70 characters (including Footer/Header)
  • Footer/Header: English/Chinese characters only (3~8 characters)
  • Example : LGUPLUS,SUREM,【韓國中國】
  • 1 Footer/Header allowed per 1 ID

2) Requirements for message content:

  1. Languages available: Korean, English, Chinese (or mixed)
  2. Deprecating remarks of political nature are PROHIBITED
  3. Refer to the “201604_Chinese route restrictions_v3” // Chinese regulatory word list

3) Note when sending advertising messages:

  1. Can be delivered only from 9am to 5pm (receiver’s local time).
  2. Messages sent during night time (5pm~9am) will be delivered at permitted hours of the next business day

4) Special Screening Period

– Important events during which Chinese character censorship has been made more severe than usual; it may accordingly affect the speed of message delivery.

For more detailed consultation, contact us at sureminternational@gmail.com

OPT-OUT

An opt-out is special feature (required in many countries) added to promotional messages, that allows handset users to unsubscribe from receiving any further SMS from the sender.

Typically, there are several forms of opt-out used in SMS industry :

  1. MO SMS – in this case, the handset user may send a message as a reply to the number the original MT SMS was received from, saying something like “STOP”, “NO”, “UNSUBSCRIBE” etc. This type of opt-out is commonly used in China (TD, N, 0), Russia and many other countries.
  2. Auto-response system – this option is used in South Korea. The government implemented a system where any company willing to send promotional messages must include an opt-out via Toll Free number beginning with 080-… The main point here, is that is the handset user is willing to unsubscribe from receiving any SMS in the future, the process of opting-out must be free for them. The companies renting 080 numbers are the ones paying for the service, so everyone (more or less) is happy.
  3. Link in the body of the message  – “to opt-out from receiving any more news from http://www.ournews.com please go to your personal page and choose the unsubscribe box” – this one is relatively popular as well. A lot of companies, especially e-commerce or online magazines / newsletters are bound to use this option simply because people who subscribe to the services are from different countries and following opt-out regulations for each and every one of them is extremely hard. But, in this case the chance of handset users raising a claim with their mobile carrier and the line getting blocked is very high as well.

In the end, the best way to make sure no laws are broken and the local government is not suing your company for harassing the citizens is to be a step ahead and get all information possible before entering any market with your SMS campaigns.

If you need a consultation on opt-out options for any country e-mail sureminternational@gmail.com

Sending SMS to Japan

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JAPAN

Japanese messaging environment has its specific traits just like any other. Here are some I can highlight :

High cost

Following the general tendency of Japanese services to be quite expensive, telecommunication business is no exception. Thus, the pricing for SMS in Japan starts at 7 yen with the local providers.

Phonemail

Japan has a unique service, so-called “phonemail”. Technically, all the mobile numbers have an e-mail at a certain server with the registered mobile carrier. And instead of sending normal SMS or MMS, most of the population used to rely on the phonemail (until LINE came into picture).

LINE “fever”

After its launch in 2011, LINE has shown amazing growth rate not only in Japan, but conquering the whole world. By 2014, LINE had over 50 mln subscribers in Japan, making it the number 1 messenger app in the country. Following its success, people turned to instant messenger and rely on it far more than the familiar short messages. Mainly, due to the fact that whenever Japan is experiencing an earthquake or some other natural disaster, the landlines and mobile  networks in general are damaged and leave people unable to reach their loved ones to make sure they are alright.

Source : http://www.fastcompany.com/3041578/most-innovative-companies-2015/how-japans-line-app-became-a-culture-changing-revenue-generat

Based on the above mentioned realities of Japanese market, SMS services are not in a high demand in the local market. But for foreign companies, willing to reach their subscribers in Japan, SMS remains the primary tool of communications.

However, not all SMS gateway companies can provide high-quality service at reasonable pricing for Japan. Let me expand a bit on the features SureM has to offer :

The highest quality service at the best rates

  • Providing the service at highly competitive price
    • Offering volume discounts
  • SMS, Concatenated SMS (Long Message) service
    • SMS service : 70 characters
    • Concatenated SMS service : maximum 350 characters
  • Japan NPDB (Number portability database) service 
    • SureM not only has their own Japan NPDB but also NPDB data from an associate provider in Japan. Message transmission time to the end users is much faster thanks to the NPDB.
  • “Premium Line” service
    • Providing solution for SoftBank International SMS filtering
  • Sender ID registration
    • You may send messages with the desired Sender ID (conditions may apply)

Message transmission in any language, consultation and customer support in Japanese

  • All languages supported
    • You may send messages in English, Japanese, Chinese etc.
    • Full multilingual coverage (send messages in any language to any country of the world).
    • Screenshots (SureM on the right, other SMS providers on the left)

To receive a full consultation on our service to Japan, please contact us at sureminternational@gmail.com

Free SMS South Korea | Free Text Messaging South Korea

If you want to send free messages anywhere in the world, there is a great variety of websites promoting the feature. In reality, if you check most of them are either :

  1. Fake
  2. Not working anymore
  3. Require a long procedure of sharing tons of personal information to get you to share e-mail / phone number and suffer from endless SPAM for all eternity..

Among this pool of websites, let me introduce one allowing sending free messages to any country, South Korea as an example.

If you go to http://www.surem.net the first great advantage you may find is the variety of languages the website is offering

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Once you decide on the preferred language, you can create a free account [Sign Up]

Verification code will be sent to your e-mail, the phone number is required to fill the Sender Number entry when sending the messages.

Once the account is ready, you can log in [Login]

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SureM is giving FREE 5 SMS to every new subscriber, you can send those to any country at your choice, no matter what the price is.

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After you use the credits, you will need to make a payment to send more, but at least the 5 free ones are there so you are welcome to enjoy the treat!

E-mail : sureminternational@gmail.com