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Short Message Service (SMS). This feature introduced on 2013 will allow you to send and receive messages with your DID Number (US DID Numbers Only). Currently it is in beta and will remain free throughout 2013 (the price will be 1 cent per message starting on April 1, 2014).  
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Short Message Service (SMS). This feature introduced on 2013 will allow you to send and receive messages with your DID Number (US DID Numbers Only). Currently it is in beta and will remain free throughout 2013 (the price will be 1 cent per message starting on July 1, 2014).  
Please note that this feature is for regular customer usage. '''No automation, telemarketing, bulk sending or receiving will be allowed.'''
Please note that this feature is for regular customer usage. '''No automation, telemarketing, bulk sending or receiving will be allowed.'''
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* '''The SMS Service is in BETA version, that means it is not fully deployed, it is important for us if you report any issue or inconvenience with this service.'''
* '''The SMS Service is in BETA version, that means it is not fully deployed, it is important for us if you report any issue or inconvenience with this service.'''
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* '''The SMS Service will be free until April 2014.'''
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* '''The SMS Service will be free until July 2014.'''
* '''The SMS Service is only available for US and Canadian DID Numbers marked with the distinctive SMS Icon.'''
* '''The SMS Service is only available for US and Canadian DID Numbers marked with the distinctive SMS Icon.'''
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The first action to take is to mark the '''Short Message Service (SMS) service''', by enabling this field the SMS Service will be active and free until April 2014.
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The first action to take is to mark the '''Short Message Service (SMS) service''', by enabling this field the SMS Service will be active and free until July 2014.
* '''VoIP.ms SMS Portal''': This is enabled by default and it can't be modified, that means that you will be able to Create and Send messages from the SMS Message Center.  
* '''VoIP.ms SMS Portal''': This is enabled by default and it can't be modified, that means that you will be able to Create and Send messages from the SMS Message Center.  

Revision as of 19:29, 3 April 2014

Short Message Service (SMS). This feature introduced on 2013 will allow you to send and receive messages with your DID Number (US DID Numbers Only). Currently it is in beta and will remain free throughout 2013 (the price will be 1 cent per message starting on July 1, 2014).

Please note that this feature is for regular customer usage. No automation, telemarketing, bulk sending or receiving will be allowed.

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Important information to know about the SMS Service


If you have further questions don't hesitate to contact the Support Staff on the Live Chat or Ticket System.

Identifying an SMS DID Number

The first you need to know is that this feature is only available for local US and Canadian numbers at this moment, you will note that some numbers will have now a little icon of a phone device, this has been deployed to indicate that the number supports SMS.

You can start ordering a DID Number from your portal >> DID Numbers >> Order DID >> Local Numbers >> (US or Canada) Numbers and you will be able to purchase your desired number, just make sure it supports the SMS feature.

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Configuring the SMS service

Once purchased the SMS Service needs to be activated on the DID settings, from your portal >> DID Numbers >> Manage DID >> Edit Selection >> SMS.

On that section you can activate and configure some forward options for the SMS service.

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The first action to take is to mark the Short Message Service (SMS) service, by enabling this field the SMS Service will be active and free until July 2014.

 To reply the SMS Message via your email is important to click on Reply and DON'T change or modify the destination mail "TO"  
 (sms@voip.ms)and the subject E.G [#USXXX] Message sent to 5555555555.
 The CallerID sent to the Call Forwarded Cell Phone will be your DID Number that the SMS Message came in on.
 {FROM} The phone number that sent you the message
 {TO} The DID Number that receive the message
 {MESSAGE} The content of the message
 Example: http: //mysite.com/sms.php?to={TO}&from={FROM}&message={Message}

Once you configure the desired option click on Apply Changes.

Send and Receive Messages

SMS Message Center

To start using the service you will need to use the SMS Message Center, from your portal >> DID Numbers >> SMS Message Center.

From the SMS Message Center you can check your SMS History, send and receive SMS messages.

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Create a New SMS Message

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You can create a new SMS Message we will explain you all the parameters you can find on this section:

Then click on Send Message to send the SMS.

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