Text messaging is cheap and fast. That’s what the basic concept of SMS or short messaging service is all about. However, have you ever experienced typing in a very short message that needs to be sent to 50 contacts on your cell phone or probably to all of your contacts and felt too weak just thinking about it? Isn’t it just a pain to send one message to hundreds of contacts and have no choice but to scroll down on your address book and send it one by one? But as cell phones become more advanced, this should not be a problem anymore because of mass texting service.
This is not a new concept to everyone. In email accounts, users compartmentalize their contacts into groups so that it’ll be easier to incorporate all of the necessary addresses in the recipient box for a certain message. This concept works the same when we talk about mass messaging. Cell phones have this same feature, preventing you from doing all the scrolling down and one-by-one sending of text messages.
Fortunately, mass messaging has already made its way to the World Wide Web. As online text messaging becomes prevalent, this added feature has been very useful and convenient to organizations who needs to do frequent updates to members, such as cancellation of activities and others. What’s great about it is that it doesn’t charge you anything for sending the text message from your computer. It’s easy to set up, which entails creating an account, also for free, and it doesn’t have any preference for network users. This is good because it’s inevitable that your members subscribe to different network providers. You can send those updates with just a quick selection of a group you organized on your contact list and all of them will receive the message automatically.