4 Things to avoid in a SMS Gateway service provider

Choosing a SMS gateway provider is no easy task. You want the best, but how can you be sure a provider isn’t all smoke and mirrors? Here are four things you should steer clear of if you want quality wireless services.

One-man shows
If a company is so small that it only has one or two employees – pause a moment and think. Mobile aggregation and wireless communication aren’t the kind of things that a person can manage single-handedly – even if the person is extremely talented. Such a SMS service provider might be able to service one client effectively, but what if he signs up more clients? Will he still be able to provide you with emergency technical support at two o’clock in the morning?

Suspicious terms of payment
Don’t fall into the “hidden cost” trap. Make very sure you know what you are paying for and why you are paying for it. Don’t just sign up with the first provider you meet and be careful when giving out your personal info and banking details. Also have a look at the company’s banking details – do they look legit? Insist on proof that your payment was received and processed every single time
can always be up-to-date. Open source programs might be nice to have as a temporary solution, but don’t count on it for future projects.

Don’t be fooled by SMS gateway providers who only pretend to have excellent services and products. Avoid one-man shows, suspicious terms of payment, one-sided and open source programs.

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

 

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