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How to Send an SMS Blast in 3 Easy Steps

Need to quickly broadcast your message to people not on the Internet in a super easy way? Our SMS Blast campaign can help you reach out to the 5 billion people who have no internet access but have mobile phones—whether they are using a basic feature phone aka ‘dumb’ phone, or a smartphone. Watch the video below on how to set up an SMS Blast with a few clicks—or read below for more info.

Imagine having the power to send information via SMS text message to 5 billion mobile users anywhere in the world. The SMS Blast Campaign comes in handy for sending emergency alerts, important reminders, or promo notifications. It can be highly targeted, personalized, and you’d be able to use Sender ID to boost credibility. You can do this in three easy steps with the ability to instantly track results.

Important messages will go straight to their phone’s inbox. In fact, SMS has an impressive open rate of 98% and 90% of those are read within 3-5 minutes. Don’t worry about grey routes because we are integrated with different telcos worldwide using premium quality routes to deliver your SMS text messages.

Additionally, you can have the SMS Blast message available on-demand. Mobile users can self-subscribe to receive your text message by setting up Incoming SMS Rules or through the cost-free Missed Call opt-in method. If you’d like people to respond, too, check out our SMS Survey campaign.

3-Step SMS Blast Campaign

Content Type the message you want to send. Add a touch of personalization by inserting the recipient’s dynamic data such as the first name—click this icon to personalizesms-blast-engagespark. And don’t forget to name your campaign. More about our Personalize feature »

Select individual contacts, groups, or segments to subscribe contacts to receive the SMS blast message.



From the Contacts section, you will be able to review how many contacts or groups of contacts/segments you have subscribed to the SMS Blast Campaign. By default, the sender ID will be set to System Default. If you have a registered sender ID, you can select it from the dropdown. If not, please contact support at or click the chat icon in the lower right of the screen.

You can set your campaign to go out to your contacts immediately or on a specific date and time (scheduled for later). Click Launch Now to set the campaign to go out immediately or click Save to save it as a draft and continue working on it later.





Sample Uses

  • SMS Emergency Alerts: Broadcast weather or emergency information and how to prepare.
  • Employee Engagement: Message your staff or employees about upcoming company events or important announcements.
  • Appointment Reminder: Don’t let clients or professional contacts forget about business meetings – create an SMS reminder in advance.
  • Brand Awareness: Send product announcements or special offers to expand the customer database and promote customer loyalty.
  • SMS Recruitment Tool: Generate interest, confirm interviews and send follow-ups to fill job vacancies fast.
SMS Blast engagement wizard

SMS Features and Functionality

 Personalize your SMS Blast by inserting the first name and other contact details
 Add other language versions of your text messages
 Different scripts or character-based languages are supported
 Register a Sender ID for your brand or company name
 Trigger an SMS message to be sent after an automated voice call
 Send text messages to targeted users by creating smart groups
 Information can be accessed on-demand by enabling the Missed Call or SMS Opt-in
 Use of Keyword Prefix to run multiple SMS Blast Campaign using the same number
 Determine how many characters were used by looking at the SMS counter
  Schedule in advance or send immediately

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