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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 is in beta and will remain free throughout 2013 (the price will be 1 cent per message starting in 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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Identifying an SMS DID Number

The first you need to know is that this feature is only available for US DID Numbers at this moment, also you will encounter that some numbers will have now a little icon of a phone device, this has been deployed to indicate that the number support SMS.

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

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Configuring the SMS service

Once purchased the SMS Service need 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.

  (Feature in beta) This phone number has SMS capability. This means the number can receive SMS text messages as well as sending them. Please        
  activate one or more options for the SMS delivery. This feature is currently in beta and will remain free throughout 2013 (the price will 
  be 1 cent per message starting in 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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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 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 (this subject will change according to the SMS  you sent).
 {FROM} The phone number that sent you the message
 {TO} The DID Number that recieve 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.

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.

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