What to know when looking for SMS gateway services

There are a lot of mobile aggregation service providers who offer SMS gateway services. If you don’t know much about the newest trends in mobile communication, it can be a daunting task to find one that suits your needs.

What should you know before you start looking?

First of all it is important to know what or who it is you are looking for. These service providers use different terms to describe themselves, but in general they deliver the same kind of product or service. You can search for terms like: “mobile aggregation service provider” or “wireless application service provider/ WASP” or “mobile integration services”.

If you have a look on Integrat’s website for instance, you will see the mentioned terms are used to describe who the company is and what they do. Use this as a point

have. A willingness to share educational information online is a sure sign of trustworthiness and transparency.

Remember, just as SMS gateway service providers differ in products and services, so will their costs. What can you afford? Look at your company’s budget and decide how much you have available to spend. Get in touch with different service providers and ask for their rates and if they have special offers. It is a good idea to get at least five quotes, or if possible, ten.

Some mobile aggregators might want to determine your needs first before they give you a quote and will invite you for a consultation. Make use of the opportunity and get to know them and the products they offer. Prepare a list of questions to ask them beforehand and take care in choosing the SMS gateway service provider that is right for you.

Herman Cremer
A seasoned professional with 20 years of experience in digital & mobile solutions and advertising.


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