3 ways SMS is making our lives better

First off, we do not take any credit for the material presented on the the 3 cases described in this post, each piece of information came from the link attached to each story.

In the modern day, when there seems to be less and less boundaries left for protecting ones privacy and growing amount of unsolicited information coming our way, there are still projects and initiatives created to make our lives easier and a little better by providing only the necessary data.

1. Pakistan – country’s Water Research Agency is sending forecast updates to farmers via SMS to improve irrigation system efficiency.

The text messages (or SMS) are sent by the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), a government agency that carries out water research. Ashraf would be even more flabbergasted if he knew the scientists get this information from space.

Step by small step, the farmers of Pakistan may end up seeing cellphone technology as an essential part of a more productive future.

source : http://www.eco-business.com/news/satellites-and-sms-help-pakistans-farmers-with-smart-irrigation/

2. Afghanistan – Pajhwok Afghan News in collaboration with a local mobile carrier recently launched a service, sending latest news on various events in the country to their subscribers. 

Pajhwok Afghan News, in collaboration with the Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC), on Sunday launched its Short Message Service (SMS) to inform subscribers swiftly of events in the country.

The system that formally started today enables AWCC customers to easily get SMS news as part of daily, weekly and monthly packages.

source : https://www.pajhwok.com/en/2017/08/06/pajhwok-awcc-launch-sms-news-service

3. UK – the new ChatHealth initiative, helping children and young adults to receive answers and advice on any health related issue they are concerned about.

Children and young people 11-19 across the county can now seek confidential advice and support on a range of health and wellbeing issues affecting them at the touch of a button.

It is all thanks to a new text messaging service called ChatHealth, which has been launched by Dorset HealthCare, and gives young people in school Year 7 and above the opportunity to send questions via SMS directly from their mobile phone to the ChatHealth School Nursing Team.

source : http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/health/new-chathealth-sms-initiative-children-296362

SEND ONLINE MESSAGES

For all of you out there, looking for an easy and accurate way to send messages to your friends, family, co-workers, business partners or on any occasion at all – welcome to SureM.com Online Message platform.

To sign up you simply need to fill a standard form :

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Once completed, you need to verify your email (by checking your email box and following instructions in the welcoming email) and then proceed to log in to http://surem.net/

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Once you log in to SureM.net, to send messages online please go to Web to SMS page (http://surem.net/web-to-sms-send.jsp).

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To send the message online, you need to enter all the required information :

  • Destination number – the recipient number, the one you wish to send message to
  • Sender ID – originating address, the number showing at the top of the message
  • Message – enter the message content you wish to send (all languages supported)

And the simply click SEND!

You may also save templates to send later, add contact list and use many other features on the website. Plus, for first-time users we offer 5 FREE SMS!!

You are welcome to try out the service and if you have any questions, feel free to contact our managers at 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

SureM accepting crypto-currency payments

A happy announcement for crypto-currency users!

As of now, 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 South Korea

  • Guarantee the highest success rate for the traffic sending to Korea
    • (1)We have accumulated full NPDB of three mobile operators for 17 years of experience
      • In Korea, there is Number Portability service provided by main three operators
      • E.g. 010-1234-5678 number, originally belonging to KT can switch to another operator (SKT or LGU+)
      • Fast transmission to the connected operator based on all NPDB information
        (NPDB : Number Portability data base)
    • (2)Supporting messages receipt without blocking from the SPAM policy
      • On 2014, Offered Guideline about transmission of advertising message
      • On 2015, the policy has been revised for filtering SPAM (Enforced on October 2015)
        • ·Policy enforcement to prohibit changing sender ID randomly
        • ·Service implementation to block sending message with stolen number
      • =>We provide a guideline to the customer to send a message which is fitted in the government policy
      • <In case of sending SMS with unavailable sender id or
        sender id which is not match to the numbering plan in Korea >[Failure of Detailed rules] [Proper examples]
    • (3)Possible to send to the minor operators
      • Transmission to the phones connected with KT Powertel , Ann Phone and Internet Phone
      • Numbering system according to the kind of service
        • ·SKT, KT, LGU+ : +82 – 10 – XXXX – YYYY
        • ·Internet phone : +82 – 70 – XXXX – YYYY
        • ·Seoul Landline/ Internet phone : +82 – 2 – XXXX – YYYY
        • ·Other destinations Landline / Internet phones : +82 – 31 – XXX – YYYY
          • ※Other destinations: Gyeonggi (31), Incheon (32), Gangwon (33) and Chungnam (41), Daejeon (42),
            Chungbuk (43), Sejong (44), Busan (51), Ulsan (52), Daegu (53), Gyeongbuk (54), Gyeongnam (55),
            Jeonnam (61), Gwangju (62), Jeonbuk (63) and Jeju (64)
        • ·KT Powertel : +82 – 13 – XXXX
    • (4)Tracing the reason of failed message and issuing weekly report for increasing success rate
      • Delivery rate improvement 70% -> 96%
        • ·The actual successful delivery rate is considered as 100%
          because the failed message of 4% is caused by the reasons below.
        • ·The reason of Failure : Invalid phone numbers or handset power off
      • Delivery rate improvement grounds (failure cause analysis and response)
        • ·Sender ID regulations compliance guide
        • ·Solution for Number Theft Protection Service
        • ·Error code status for non-existent numbers
        • ·Special solution for multilingual messages that are delivered incorrectly
  • Supporting to send messages in multi-language and higher quality service only in Korea
    • (1)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).
      • [Other company] [SureM]
      • [Other company] [SureM]
      • [Other company] [SureM]
    • (2)Unlike any other A2P providers, we can deliver 140 byte SMS to Korean handsets!
    • (3)Individual 1:1 Customer Management service (with designated Account Manager)
      • Your personal Account Manager is always ready to assist on any possible enquiries and provide the information on successfully transmitted, non-transmitted messages, delivery rate and total indicators in a report, based real-time monitoring system and provide consultations based on the data.
    • (4)Weekly reports
      • Transmission details, delivery rate information provided

Sending SMS to China

    • Website         address : http://cn.surem.net
      • The only domestic company, operating on Chinese messaging market via local subsidiary
      • 5 Chinese text messaging specialists on board
      • Short / concatenated messages, image content (barcode, QR-code), advertisement message, URL transmission supported
      • Up to 28,000 characters can be sent to China
      • The highest success rate among domestic companies even with strict local regulations on promotion, loan and other contents
      • Fixed Sender ID (other providers commonly can not provied fixed Sender ID)
      • When a customer sends a number or URL, which can be
        transformed into a barcode or QR code image.

        Maximum message length is 28,000 characters.

  • Providing variable message service
    • (1)Providing SMS, C-SMS (Long Message), MMS service
      • SMS service : 70 Characters (including header and footer)
        : Message only in English can be sent 140bytes in max
      • C-SMS service : 1,000 Characters in max
      • MMS service : 80Kbyte service
    • (2)Two – way
      • Sending message from system to mobile phone
        (MT : Mobile Termination)
      • Receiving message to the system
        (MO : Mobile Originated)
    • (3)Payable in CNY
      • Paying to the chinese bank account of SureM’s china branch
      • Possible to issue Huabiao
    • (4)Providing Landline
      • No additional charge if monthly traffic is more than 140,000
        (For example, the format of Landline is 10690148***)
    • (5)Higher success rate of advertising message
      • Higher success rate of advertising message as well as the messages of notice and verification
      • Supporting advertising message transmission with stream format (Supporting fixed sender ID)
      • [signature] has to be pre-registered. When you send promotional message, [回T退订] must be inserted.
  • Supporting higher quality service with Shanghai office and sending multi-language message
    • (1)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).
      • [Other company] [SureM]
      • [Other company] [SureM]
      • [Other company] [SureM]
    • (2)Prompt Response
      • As running the branch in Shanghai, it its possible to solve a problem or issue by direct response
    • (3)Individual 1:1 Customer Management service (with designated Account Manager)
      • Your personal Account Manager is always ready to assist on any possible enquiries and provide the information on successfully transmitted, non-transmitted messages, delivery rate and total indicators in a report, based real-time monitoring system and provide consultations based on the data.

SureM Voice services

SureM provides automated calling service which sends messages in voice to subscribers.

There are two types of voice services; TTS (Text to Speech) and ACS (Automated-calling service).

1. TTS(Text to Speech)

Text-to-speech reads out the content of the message into machine-synthesized audible speech.

Service Flow

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How to Use:
  • Pricing:Different for each countries and is charged per second.
  • Options:Different languages and voices to choose from.

※ Please contact us for consultation.

2. ACS(Automated-Calling Service)

Automated-calling service plays recorded speech in any languages to the recipients.

Service Flow

serviceflowIn a case of delivering verification code: Fail to delivery verification code through SMS

Benefits of ACS
  • A subscriber can still receive the verification code when a text message cannot be delivered.
  • A subscriber is given a choice to make to receive a voice call instead of a text message.
  • Speech can be recorded in different languages to suit the recipients that makes it much easier and more convenient for the recipients.
How to Use
  • Pricing:Different for each countries and is charged per second.
  • Options: Choose the language of speech for different countries.

※ Please contact us for consultation at sureminternational@gmail.com