How can I send bulk SMS from my modem?
Sending bulk SMS from your modem requires several steps and technical knowledge. It's not as straightforward as sending individual messages through your phone. Here's a breakdown of the process:
1. Hardware and Software:
- Modem: You'll need a GSM modem compatible with your computer and SIM card. Multi-port modems can send bulk messages faster.
- SMS Gateway Software: This software acts as a bridge between your computer and the modem, allowing you to compose, send, and receive bulk SMS.
- SIM cards: Depending on your usage and regulations, you might need a dedicated bulk SMS SIM card with higher sending limits.
2. Setting Up:
- Install the SMS Gateway Software: Follow the manufacturer's instructions for your chosen software.
- Configure the Modem: Connect the modem to your computer and install any necessary drivers. Then, configure the software to recognize and communicate with the modem.
- Set Up Sending/Receiving Parameters: Define the sender ID, message format, character encoding, and other sending parameters within the software.
3. Sending Bulk SMS:
- Import Recipient List: You can upload a CSV file containing recipient phone numbers and message personalization data (optional).
- Compose or Schedule Your Message: Craft your bulk SMS or use pre-designed templates. Some software allows scheduling messages for later delivery.
- Send the Campaign: Initiate the bulk SMS sending process. Monitor the software for delivery reports and track success rates.