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  • By Nathalia Velez Ryan
    How to Send SMS Online sms online

    Take a quick glance at your text message inbox, and you’ll get an idea of how useful Short Message Service (SMS) is for businesses. You probably have appointment reminders, delivery notifications, two-factor authentication (2FA), or marketing messages. These are just some of the ways businesses send SMS online.

    Among the many advantages, text messages have a high open rate, are cost-effective, and are permission-based, which makes them an effective way to engage your customers.

    If you’re ready to start reaping the benefits of this tool, you may be wondering how exactly to send SMS to your customers. The answer isn’t to pick up your phone and start texting them directly, but rather to use an SMS service. These services enable you to send one-way communications and even engage in multiparty conversations.

    This post will walk you through how to send and receive SMS messages online.

    Choose your SMS …

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  • By Nathalia Velez Ryan
    How to Use SMS Services for Customer Engagement sms services.png

    It’s no surprise that Short Message Service (SMS), or text messaging, is becoming a popular communication channel for businesses. It’s a direct line to customers where they spend much of their time—on their phones.

    Text messages have one of the highest open rates of any medium, with consumers opening more than 95% of their messages. This makes your customers’ SMS inboxes one of the best places to engage with them.

    An SMS service allows you to send mass texts, connect individually with customers, and even enable multiparty conversations. You can use texting for SMS marketing, appointment reminders, and customer service interactions.

    Let’s explore how to use SMS services to stay in touch with your customers, including how to start sending texts with Twilio’s SMS APIs.

    Benefits of using SMS for business

    Business text messaging is a highly effective way to connect with your customers. SMS communications have a …

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  • By Ijeoma Nelson
    How To Create A Landing Page Leads Notification With Twilio SMS API and PHP How to Create a Landing Page Leads Notification App with Twilio's SMS API and PHP

    For many digital marketers, the landing page, also known as the "squeeze" or "destination" page, is that all important single page that is designed to capture the contact details of potential buyers.

    Typically part of a bigger marketing-funnel sequence, the landing page is designed to lead visitors through a journey that eventually converts them into buyers. However, in situations where the campaign objective requires a personal contact with each new lead as they arrive, a funnel system will not do the job.

    Thankfully, there’s a Twilio SMS API for that!

    In this tutorial, you'll learn how to build a landing page with a fully functional PHP form that sends a “you’ve got a new lead” notification via email and SMS.

    Prerequisites

    This tutorial assumes a basic understanding of HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, and PHP. In addition, to follow along, you need the following:

    • PHP 7.4. Ideally version 8. …
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  • By Rachel Black
    Erstellen eines SMS-Benachrichtigungsdienstes mit Serverless Erstellen eines SMS-Benachrichtigungsdienstes mit Serverless


    Hallo und Danke fürs Lesen! Dieser Blogpost ist eine Übersetzung von Building an SMS notification service with Serverless. Während wir unsere Übersetzungsprozesse verbessern, würden wir uns über Dein Feedback an help@twilio.com freuen, solltest Du etwas bemerken, was falsch übersetzt wurde. Wir bedanken uns für hilfreiche Beiträge mit Twilio Swag :)

    Ethereum ist eine Blockchain mit einer Kryptowährung. Wie bei Bitcoin müssen Benutzer die Kosten tragen, wenn sie über Ethereum Transaktionen senden oder mit einem Smart Contract (Programm, das auf der Blockchain ausgeführt wird) interagieren. Diese Transaktionskosten werden bei Ethereum als Gaspreise bezeichnet, und der Preis kann je nach Auslastung variieren. Wenn sich viele Benutzer auf dem Netzwerk tümmeln, können die Gaspreise enorm steigen. Weitere Informationen zu Gaspreisen und wie sie diesen Sommer geradezu explodierten, findest du hier. Versierte Benutzer warten daher, bis die Gaspreise sinken, bevor sie mit Smart Contracts auf Ethereum interagieren. Die SMS-API von Twilio ist das …

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  • By Brooke Isaacs
    SMSのベストプラクティスおよび12個のテンプレート sms_templates_jp

    この記事は、Twilio Developer Network所属でコンテンツマーケティング担当のBrooke Isaacsが、こちら(英語)て執筆した記事を日本語化したものです。

    SMSの利用開始にあたっては、どこから手を付ければよいか分からないことも多いものです。しかしそれが分かれば、マーケティングコミュニケーションの方針立案のヒーローとなる可能性が秘められています。SMSは、多彩なコンテンツやクリエイティブなキャンペーンの機会をもたらし、平均開封率も高いため、顧客に向けて発信するメッセージングコミュニケーションの主軸となります。

    最初の一歩を踏み出せるよう、必ず把握しておくべき事柄をまとめました。SMSのテキストメッセージのテンプレートや事例集など、次のような内容をご紹介いたします。

    • SMS活用のベストプラクティス
    • 予約リマインダーのテンプレート
    • 注文確認のテンプレート
    • 配送通知のテンプレート
    • カート落ちリマインダーのテンプレート
    • マーケティング&プロモーションのテンプレート

    SMS活用のベストプラクティス

    SMSのテキストメッセージの文面を作成するうえで何よりも重要なことは、1通あたり160文字までという字数制限です。最近のデバイスの大半が最大1,600文字までのメッセージを分割送信できると言われていますが、ベストプラクティスはあくまでも160文字のラインを意識することです。字数制限に対する意識ですが、自分を縛るものではなく、力を与えてくれるものとして捉えるべきです。制約があるからこそ、クリエイティブになる真のチャンスが生まれます。

    ( …

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  • By Brooke Isaacs
    12 SMS Templates & Examples to Get You Started sms_templates.png

    It can be difficult to know where to begin when starting to use SMS, but it may be the hero of your marketing communication strategy. With the opportunity for versatile content and creative campaigns, as well as high average open rates, SMS should be a priority in your outbound messaging communications with customers.

    To help you get started, we’ve compiled everything you need to know, including a wide variety of text templates and text message examples, like:

    • Best practices for messaging templates
    • Appointment reminder templates
    • Order confirmation templates
    • Delivery notification templates
    • Abandoned cart reminder templates
    • Marketing and promotions templates

    Best Practices for Messaging Templates

    The first and most important thing to remember when writing SMS text messages is that there’s a character limit of 160 characters per message. That said, most modern devices can accommodate up to 1600 characters, but the best practice is to stick with 160. Knowing that …

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  • By Diane Phan
    How to Send an SMS with Java header - How to Send an SMS with Java

    Twilio is all about powering communication and doing it conveniently and fast in any language.

    With the help of Twilio and Java, you can deliver a quick message to someone without having to pick up your mobile device.

    In this article, you'll be using your handy dandy command line and writing a couple of lines of Java code to send an SMS in an insanely fast manner. So why wait? Let's get started!

    Tutorial requirements

    • A free or paid Twilio account. If you are new to Twilio get your free account now! (If you sign up through this link, Twilio will give you $10 credit when you upgrade.)
    • Some prior knowledge of Java or a willingness to learn.
    • A smartphone with active service, to test the project

    Configuration

    We’ll start off by creating a directory to store the files of our project. Inside your favorite terminal, enter:

    $ …
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  • By Rachel Black
    Building an SMS notification service with Serverless. Using Node.js, Serverless and Twilio’s SMS API to write a notification service for Ethereum gas prices.

    Ethereum is a blockchain with a cryptocurrency. As with Bitcoin, it costs users to send ethereum transactions, or interact with a smart contract (an on chain programme). The cost of these transactions is called gas, and the price can vary depending on usage. If lots of people are using the network, gas prices can get very high. Read more on gas prices, and how they skyrocketed earlier this summer here. Savvy users wait for lower gas prices to interact with Ethereum smart contracts. Twilio’s SMS API is the perfect tool to keep you updated on prices. I am going to show you how to write a serverless application to send SMS notifications when gas fees are below a certain level.

    If you aren’t interested in gas prices, the flow in this tutorial can be used to query and connect any https REST api via Serverless to Twilio’s SMS api. …

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  • By Phil Nash
    How to receive and respond to text messages in Ruby with Hanami and Twilio

    If you’re building web applications with Ruby then you’re probably using Rails. Hanami is a young competitor focused on providing a full featured, modern web framework for Ruby developers that is fast, secure and flexible.

    Hanami is a new web application framework for the Ruby community. It has been under development since 2014, initially under the name Lotus. Version 1 was released in April 2017 and version 1.1 was just recently released in October.

    As the introduction to the Hanami guide says, “If you’ve ever felt you’re stretching against the ‘Rails way’, you’ll appreciate Hanami.” While this article isn’t a comparison of Hanami and Rails, as we build with Hanami you will see the ways in which they differ and be able to decide which approach you prefer.

    Let’s investigate building a web application with Hanami with a tried and tested Twilio feature, receiving and responding to text …

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  • By Lizzie Siegle
    How to Send an SMS in Haskell haskell-twilio

    Functional programming languages are gaining in popularity so let’s hop on that Haskell bandwagon. With Haskell, you can write clean, concise, and expressive code. Don’t believe me just yet?

    Java program versus Haskell program
    The Java and Haskell programs above make two lists: one of all even numbers up to 100, and one of the those same even numbers but without the first five numbers. Which one looks nicer?

    Now let’s dive into setting up your Haskell developer environment by

    1. configuring two package managers
    2. installing Haskell
    3. making a “Hello, World” program
    4. sending our first SMS with Twilio using Haskell (get a Twilio phone number here)

    IDEs for Haskell

    There is no complete Haskell IDE (so if you want to make one, the m …

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