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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).

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 US DID 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 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 the end of 2013.

 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.
 {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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