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What is a Broadcast Text Message?

An SMS Broadcast is a method of sending text messages to a large number of recipients rather than one intended individual.

Otherwise known as mass texting or bulk SMS this style of sending SMS is used by businesses and organizations to send alerts, share updates, automate transactions and send out marketing promotions. Auditcall easy-to-use dashboard allows you to send SMS broadcasts in real-time or in advance with automatic messaging.

Sending an SMS broadcast is the best way to contact a high number of recipients, saving time and effort on reaching out individually. With both SMS and MMS available to use, you can send images, GIFs, and URLs all in a matter of seconds.

Sending an SMS Broadcast Text Message

Our broadcast text message service can send thousands of SMS per second. In just three steps, you can send a broadcast SMS campaign and see the impact on your organization.

1. Build or Import Your List

Upload a list of contacts from a CSV or Excel spreadsheet. Don’t have one? Use text-to-join, web forms, and sign-up widgets to collect phone numbers.

2. Write Your SMS Broadcast

Keep it short and sweet, or use MMS to include photos and up to 1,600 characters. Take advantage of our other features like personalized fields, tiny links, and more.

3. Click Send

Send your message right away or schedule it for later. Replies are free and will appear in your Inbox. You’ll be able to track delivery and click-through rates, too.

We Have All the SMS Broadcast Tools You Need

Schedule broadcasts in advance, grow your audience, integrate your favorite tools, and send MMS messages. Just some of what you can do with our broadcast SMS service.

Reach Thousands of People at Once

98% of texts are opened (compared to just 20-30% for email). Use SMS broadcasts to ensure your message is heard.

  • Reach specific groups or your entire list
  • Schedule for later or send immediately
  • Get the word out about important info

Integrate With All Your Favorite Tools

We enable you to connect Auditcall to +1,000 apps instantly using Zapier, native integrations, and our SMS API.

  • Automate repetitive workflows
  • Increase your productivity
  • Send relevant, targeted blasts

Create Stunning, Must-Click Messages

Need more than words to get your broadcast across? With MMS you can include photos, GIFs, audio clips, and more.

  • Attach photos and other files
  • Increase click-through and open rates
  • Bring your broadcast to life

Collect More Numbers for Your SMS Broadcasts

Create keywords people can text to your number to subscribe to future SMS broadcasts.

  • Make it a breeze to subscribe
  • Grow your list quickly
  • Collect phone numbers and emails

More SMS Broadcast Service Features

Check out all our powerful SMS broadcast features.

  • 2-way messaging
  • Scheduled texts
  • Autoresponders
  • Import contacts
  • iOS and Android app
  • Unlimited keywords
  • Custom fields
  • Data collection
  • Segments
  • Link tracking
  • MMS marketing
  • Teammates
  • API
  • Templates
  • Extended messaging
  • Push notifications
  • Triggers
  • Zapier integration
  • Analytics
  • Text-to-Win
  • Text-to-Vote
  • Polls
  • Web forms
  • Rollover credits

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What's the difference between a broadcast and a group text?

    There are two main differences between text message broadcasts and group texts. First, a broadcast can reach far more people than a normal group text. Those are usually limited to between ten and fifty people whereas broadcasts can reach a virtually unlimited number of recipients. The second is that with a broadcast text, group details and individual contact information is not shared unlike group texts where everyone can see who else is in the group.

  • Are text broadcasts expensive?

    Sending text message broadcasts is actually pretty cost effective, especially given the fact that 98% of texts are read. Most texting services offer various plan levels so you can scale up down based on your needs. With most you can get started for less than $30 per month.

  • Can I send broadcast messages to anyone?

    Yes and no. Yes you can technically send broadcasts to anyone however those people must have explicitly opted in to receive your text messages. The fines for unsolicited text messages in the US are fairly steep so it's in your best interest to capture the proper consent.

  • Are broadcast text messages legal to send?

    Yes, broadcast text messaging is 100% legal. With that said, in order for your messages to be legal, you must have consent from each recipient before you begin sending them texts.

  • What number will I use to send broadcasts?

    There are a few different number types you have access to when sending text broadcasts. You can choose between a short code, toll-free, and 10DLC (local number). Each have their pros and cons and will vary in terms of how fast and how much you can send in a single broadcast. Most organizations these days use toll-free because of the minimal cost and ability to send at fast rates.

  • Are there limits when sending broadcasts?

    As long as you have the proper sending number, you shouldn't experience any volume limits when sending broadcasts. Each number type can support a different level of messaging volume. If you're looking to send broadcasts to hundreds of thousands at once, a short code is best. If you're not in need of that much throughput, a normal toll-free number will work just fine.

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