Posts Categorized: Direct Response

Reversed billed SMS for small business

The majority of people associate the term “reverse billed SMS” with premium SMS services, where more often than not consumers pay a fairly hefty price to receive alerts about the weather, football, other sports results or general informational updates. This type of application is really useful if you want to promote easy- to- access services… Read more »

League Republic use the toText.net inbound SMS service

LeagueRepublic, a leading provider of online administration systems for managing sports websites, fixture scheduling and results systems, has integrated Slepe Communications’ inbound SMS application (online SMS technology) into its overall system management software. Their software has been used to manage over 2000 professional and amateur leagues, since 2002. Up until last year, all match information… Read more »

Use email to SMS to improve customer service

All businesses strive to provide their clients with good after sales-service, but providing consistently good customer service on a regular basis can be both expensive and time-consuming. During economic downturns existing customers often experience less than adequate customer service; sales personnel are so busy trying to secure new business they often forget about existing customers,… Read more »

SMS based appointment reminders

Missed NHS appointments cost the Government and ultimately the taxpayer in excess of £6million per annum, according to industry statistics. Patients believe the blame lies with the NHS – letters not being sent out in time, not being able to cancel or change the appointment because phone lines are busy or never answered, or stuck… Read more »

Using SMS in emergencies

Using SMS in emergency situations has always carried a certain element of risk, primarily because mobile operators always give priority to voice, but changes to EU regulations with regards to telecommunications in May this year will mean that access to the emergency services must be made as flexible and as inclusive as possible. This means… Read more »

SMS can help stremline public spending

According to figures published by the Institute of Fiscal Studies, if the Government is to reach its borrowing target by 2015, it must cut overall public spending by £456 billion over the next 4 years. No wonder local authorities and supporting agencies are under such immense pressure to run their departments more efficiently, drastically reduce… Read more »

Emergency SMS messaging service from Slepe Communications

Travelling in remote parts of the world used to make us feel isolated and vulnerable. However, thanks to mobile communications technology, such feelings are a thing of the past. Ever-expanding mobile coverage and affordable handsets means it is now possible to pick up a signal from almost anywhere in the world. This fear of being… Read more »

Product name change….’Receive Texts’ becomes ‘Direct Response’

We’ve decided to rename our ‘Receive Texts’ product to be ‘Direct Response’. This is to reduce the possibility of confusion between our product offering. Direct Response is perfect for marketing campaigns or promotional events, as it allows anybody to send texts to a fixed number, and have those texts forwarded to the customers as either… Read more »