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Internet SMS as an Effective Business Communication Tool

By Avena Sowell Subscribe to RSS | April 2nd 2012 | Views:

Short message service or SMS is the most widely used communication method in the world. It is fast, reliable and cost-effective. It stands to reason then that many people use it not just for personal reasons but for business matters as well.

The sudden surge of the service as a viable substitute to the email and snail mail aside from being affordable is due to the global cut on mobile technology manufacturing cost. Almost all people from all walks of life now own at least one cell phone or a variation of it. Along with the explosion of the mobile phone phenomenon are the various utilities and applications that went with it. More so now with the advent of smartphones, the handheld device that is usually just enough for calling while on the road suddenly became the most coveted gadget of our multimedia-centric lifestyle. The most basic law of economics is at work here; hence the inevitable emergence of SMS sending or text message sending as the prime personal and business communication tool.

Of course there also exist variations of the basic form of the short message service like email to SMS, internet SMS and the corporate solution bulk SMS.

Email to SMS is literally just what the name implies. Internet users can send a text message via electronic mail or email. There are SMS gateway service providers that give the user more freedom in his choices of method. This is a cost effective way to send a message and many people are resorting to it. All you need is an email program like Microsoft Outlook or Firebird. Email to SMS is the perfect solution for those that do not want to avail of more gadgets and other paid services just to communicate to clients. Your existing PC or laptop is enough.

Internet SMS is slowly gathering speed as the more preferred method of communication as some networks charge high for the traditional way of sending text message. There is no need for additional hassles especially if you are already a net user. No additional software or installation of any program is needed for you to enjoy the no frills, hassle free internet SMS.

On the other hand, marketing solutions jargon list now includes bulk SMS as one of the most effective advertising and marketing tool. Imagine being able to send thousands of marketing adverts or promos all at once through a reliable gateway service provider. In terms of economic efficiency, nothing beats this method. Businesses are sure to gain from this very useful service. Simple mathematics denote that this is one of the methods that can reach the most number of people in the shortest possible time and in this world of fast-paced and information technology propelled mentality of most people, the one who is able to get his message across the fastest is sure to get a fair slice of the market.

Not only that but in this era where there is information overload, SMS with its brevity and simplicity could be the best marketing technique one can possible employ.

Avena Sowell - About Author:
Author is an experienced business writer, has been writing in the business world for a long time. The article tells about the features and usage of Bulk SMS Software, SMS PC, SMS and Email SMS.

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