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Nepal Telecom has been providing the different SMS service that enables to send the same message/information to multiple numbers. It is most beneficial for organizations, businesses, or individuals to send such SMS to hundreds without hassle. Nepal Telecom would like to call it SMS based services, find the details and the process to subscribe.
To send a lesser number of SMS, you can take a SMS pack from Nepal Telecom but for huge numbers, you have to subscribe to the service from the operator.
Nepal Telecom provides three types of SMS services, based on the requirement of customers. They are SMS alert, SMS shortcode, and web-based bulk SMS.
SMS alert is used to notify customers of some information with no requirement for the customers to send a reply message. So it is just a one way SMS service from the service provider to the customers. Different banks and financial institutions can use SMS alerts to inform of the transactions, payment confirmation, business info, and marketing its services.
Examples of SMS alert: Money debit/credit info, OTP, SMS marketing etc
For this, the service provider needs to perform technical tests beforehand. They will provide an alert name, from which they can send the messages to customers.
Check out: How to send free SMS in Ntc, Ncell?
Using SMS shortcode, you can make both way communication. So, if a customer gets an SMS from the shortcode, they can provide feedback or query more information. This service is useful for exam results, polling, voting, quizzes, and marketing promotion efforts as well.
Example: TV/FM polling, SEE result, License exam/print info, etc
For this, the service provider needs to first perform the technical test and get approval for 5 digit shortcode from NTA. So, when the customer gets such a message, they will receive it from a numeric shortcode.
Web-based bulk SMS is a broadcast service that enables sending the same message to a large number of people. Schools, colleges, organizations, small businesses, enterprises can use the service for huge SMS in a short period of time.
Example: Educational institute holiday info, emergency rescue, election campaign, Value added services, SMS marketing etc.
This service does not need any pre-tests and can be enabled promptly. You will get 11 character name that is synchronous to the service provider’s name. Using that name, they can send the SMS to their customers.
Recommended read: All Telcos to have same short code in future.
To take the SMS alert and shortcode, you need to have an SMS application and system that should be prepared before requesting the service. Whereas in the case of web-based bulk SMS, you need not have any SMS application as Nepal telecom provides all the requirements to you.
For SMS alert, short code and web based bulk SMS, you need to prepare a formal request letter. It should include the company profile, technical profile, service objective, prospective customers, and customer base. Similarly, you need to attach the company registration and VAT/Pan registration certificates.
After preparing the documents, you can either send an email to [email protected] or submit them to the nearest Nepal Telecom counters.
In the case of Web-based bulk SMS, after getting approval from Ntc, you need to deposit the required amount for a particular SMS quota on the bank account. Then Nepal Telecom provides you a user account necessary to log into a web portal and send the messages from there.
Recommended Read: How to Solve SMS Problems in Ntc, Ncell and Smart Cell.
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