How to send SMS from a computer

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A laptop and a mobile phoneHave you ever wondered how your bank sends balance reminders to you via SMS? Or how an airline sends you your ticket confirmation using SMS? Well, they will be using a company like Esendex to do this.There are a few different ways to do this, each of which has their advantages and disadvantages, and the right way for you will depend on how often, how many and how you plan on sending SMS from your computer or systems.The simplest way to send SMS from a computer is to sign up for a web based platform, there is nothing to download, you simply need to log in through the website, write your message, enter the mobile phone numbers and click send, there is a bulk upload feature if you are wanting to upload thousands of contacts. There are also many other features.For more info on how to send SMS from a web based platform click here.If you already have a system within your business that you need to send SMS messages from, such as an appointment reminder system or an alerting system, then you may want to integrate that with an SMS API. This will allow your system to communicate with our SMS gateway, which can be set to trigger sends depending on certain outcomes.For more info on how to send SMS through an SMS API click here.Another way to send SMS from a computer is through email. You can configure almost any email account with an Esendex’s email to SMS platform. This will then allow you to write an email on your computer, but instead of sending the email to a normal email address, you send it to a modified email address; the recipient’s mobile phone number followed by the provider’s email domain name. For Esendex this would be So the send to address would look something like this 041234567#@echoemail.netFor more info on how to send SMS from an email platform click here.The best way to find out how to send SMS from a computer is to try it for yourself. It will only take you a few minutes to sign up for a free trial with Esendex. You don’t need a debit or credit card, so there is absolutely no reason not to give it a try.If you would like any further information, please don’t hesitate to call one of our SMS experts on 1300 764 946.

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Liz Wilson