Have you seen this line “Sent as SMS via server” while using a message application? And you might be wondering what it means. While the term ‘server’ can refer to a wide range of different pieces of technology, when used in the context of SMS, it usually means a computer configured to send and receive text messages. There are a lot of ways to set this up – you can use an online SMS provider or install software on your computer.
Once your server is set up and done, you can start to use it to send text messages from any device with an internet connection – including your desktop computer, laptop, phone, or tablet. You can also use it to receive texts from other people.
There are many reasons why you want to use a server for sending SMS:
- You need to send high volumes of text messages. And don’t want to be restricted by message quotas offered by traditional SMS providers
- You want more control over the delivery process (e.g., you need receipts for all texts sent)
- You want to send texts internationally but don’t want to pay high rates for doing so
- It would help if you had a reliable way of sending texts that doesn’t rely on individual mobile networks
Traditional SMS via Phone
Text messages can be sent and received quickly, are easy to use, and don’t require an Internet connection. Additionally, text messages are often more reliable than voice calls or emails, especially in areas with poor cellular coverage or high network congestion levels.
Perhaps the most significant advantage of text messaging is its ubiquity – nearly everyone has a cell phone to send and receive text messages. This means that virtually any person or organization can communicate with any other person or organization quickly and efficiently via text message. For example, if you need to contact your utility company about bill payments. You could send them a text message rather than trying to call them during peak hours.
Another excellent use of text messaging is for group communications. If your office is planning a team outing, for example, you could create a group chat on your smartphone. And easily invite everyone who needs to know about the event. This would be much easier than sending out individual emails. Which could get lost in people’s inboxes or go unanswered altogether. And because texts are quick and easy to read, there’s no danger of people glossing over important details like meeting times or locations.
SMS via Applications/Internet
If you want to send a text message from your cell phone or smartphone, several options are also available. The most popular texting app today is WhatsApp. WhatsApp allows you to exchange messages with other WhatsApp users for free, no matter where they are located in the world. Other popular texting apps include Facebook Messenger, Skype, Viber, and WeChat.
Another option for sending texts from your computer is Google Voice. With Google Voice, you can send free texts to U.S. numbers if you have a Gmail account. You can also receive texts on your computer and respond by typing out your reply or using voice-to-text transcription services offered by Google Voice.
If you don’t want to use one of these apps. You can also send SMS (short message service) texts by using a server like Twilio. With Twilio, you only need an internet connection and some programming skills. Twilio lets developers create applications to manage customer interactions over SMS. And make smarter decisions about when and how customers should be contacted.
How can SMS services be used?
Text messages can also be used as a powerful customer service tool. By creating interactive SMS bots, businesses can provide their customers instant support without waiting on hold for hours on end. Additionally, companies can use SMS marketing campaigns to reach out to their customers with special offers or promotions. As long as the customer has given consent beforehand. They will likely appreciate receiving occasional updates from their favorite businesses via text message.
Another way is to use software that connects directly with your phone’s SMS function, called ‘sending via server.’ When you send an SMS using this method, the message goes straight from your computer to the recipient’s phone without being routed through a telecoms network. This can be handy if you have friends or family members living in other countries. As it can be cheaper than an online service or app.
Sent as SMS via server means the text message was sent through a telecommunications server rather than directly from the sender’s phone. This is often done when the recipient does not have a mobile phone number, or the sender wants to make sure that the text is sent quickly and reliably.