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Call centre raided over 6m spam texts showing how not to do SMS marketing

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Posted on September 17, 2014 by Charlotte Harrison

A call centre in Wales has established itself as a firm example of how not to do text marketing after being raided by the police for spamming consumers. All Claims Management Limited sent out a staggering 5,781,000 text messages to entirely unsolicited numbers throughout April and May. Its call centre in Llanelli was raided in…

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New app allows users to browse the web using only SMS

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Posted on September 17, 2014 by Laura Varley

Mobile phone users that don’t have access to Wi-Fi or 3G are now able to use a free app which lets them view website using only SMS messages. To ‘view’ a webpage using the Cosmos browser, users simply need to enter a URL. A series of text messages are then sent to their mobile, so…

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New NHS tool lacks text message service, forcing health entities to find their own

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Posted on September 11, 2014 by Charlotte Harrison

The latest version of an important NHS communication tool is missing one of its most crucial functions – the ability to automate text messages both to patients and internally. NHSmail 2 – set for release in Q1 of 2015 – lacks the widely-used SMS and Fax gateway that was so popular in its predecessor. With…

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Charities would benefit from a simpler text donation process

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Posted on September 11, 2014 by Charlotte Harrison

Using automated payment systems would help UK charities improve their fundraising by simplifying the text message donating process. Charity Box, a new service from Voice Connect, is a 24/7 inbound automated telephone donation line with HRMC-approved Gift Aid collection. It has been hailed by supporters as a way for charities to raise more funds by…

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Texts should answer questions or solve problems

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Posted on September 10, 2014 by David Howells

Mobile communications should solve problems, instead of becoming bogged down in ‘vague terms’ like engagement, according to one blogger. Writing for essentialretail.com after a trip to Connect Mobile, tech expert Nikki Baird explained that mobile communications should be plain and simple. Whether it’s text messages, emails or app notifications, they should – above anything else…

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