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Bulk SMS and Short Codes

Bulk Messaging is a service that disseminates large numbers of SMS messages for delivery to mobile phone terminals. Commonly used for alerts, reminders, marketing but also for information and communication between both staff and customers. Due to fraud and other insecurity issues; specific messages are targeted to a specified user input with security level limitations. This service can be used as a tool for marketing to reach a large number of prospects at the same time. Benefits of Kenyaweb’s Bulk SMS service:

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  • Extensive reach to a large audience faster.
  • Affordable, quick and easy – real time delivery.
  • Discrete and flexible messaging.
  • Non expiry of credit.
  • 24x7 technical support.
  • Instant delivery.
  • Free maintenance training.

Short & USSD Codes

Short & USSD code; short codes are special telephone numbers, significantly shorter than full telephone numbers, that can be used to address SMS messages from certain service providers' mobile phones or fixed phones. Widely used for value-added services such as television program voting, ordering ringtones, charity donations and mobile services. USSD stands for Unstructured Supplementary Service Data, an interactive GSM communication Service. USSD allows interactive, 2-way communication between subscribers and applications. It provides a quick way of reaching and communicating with your clients. Unstructured Supplementary Service Data, is an interactive GSM communication Service. What lies behind this long technical term is a user-friendly service that can be accessed on every handset. USSD allows interactive, 2-way communication between subscribers and applications. It provides a quick way of reaching and communicating with your clients. It is a self administrative service that saves the client from the hassle of queuing for a service that would take a minute to complete. These numbers come in series eg. *123# across all major mobile networks