21 Years Later, SMS Still Dominant


Recently, a blog article titled “The Challenges and Future of SMS Technology” was posted. This article argued that “even 21 years after its invention, sending an SMS is hard.” The challenges discussed throughout the article focus on business challenges in regards to text messaging, spam, and more.

But is this true? Is sending a text message hard, even for businesses? Not anymore.

In a recent article for Wired, John Lauer, CEO of ZipWhip, gives us his take on SMS today:

“The text message is and will remain the most ubiquitous medium for messaging. There [...]

SMS is dead, yeah right!

We’ve all heard the hype over the past 10 years with media and bloggers proclaiming that today is the day SMS died. Heard these before…

  • MMS will kill SMS
  • ‘Push to talk’ will kill SMS (actual quote from a  Telco executive)
  • Blackberry Messenger will kill SMS
  • Email on Smart Phones will kill SMS
  • iMessage has killed TXT

Poor wee 160 character SMS/TXT messaging  is the first victim in the marketing of any new service and the first to be bullied in the media and by bloggers.  It’s a simple victim too.  It doesn’t  need the spotlight, nor want it.  It cant afford the spotlight as there is no owner of it with a huge marketing [...]

How are our customers using SMS TXT messaging?

Bulletin has been helping users reach their teams and customers for over 15 years.  

Real Estate

  • Listings
  • Home updates
  • Open Homes
  • SMS for Quick Property Info
  • Appointment reminders
  • Agent communications
  • Sale announcements


  • Announcing new products/hours/sales
  • VIP Club communications

Call Centre

  • Message forwarding
  • Emergency communications to staff
  • Overdue account alerts


  • Balance Updates
  • Two Factor Authentication
  • Deposit Alerts
  • Overdue account alerts
  • Emergency communications to staff

Utility Company

  • Usage Updates
  • Brown Out Alerts
  • Emergency communications to staff
  • Overdue account reminders


  • Appointment reminders
  • Payment reminders
  • Openings in schedule
  • Checkup reminders
  • Overdue account reminders


  • Happy hours
  • Pop-Up Events
  • Booking confirmations
  • Building rapport


  • Appointment reminders
  • Annual registration renewals
  • Payment reminders


  • Alerts
  • Reminders
  • Prayer/Quotes
  • Motivations


  • Appointment Reminders
  • Public Feedback
  • Emergency communications to staff
  • Alerts


  • Tee/Court reminders
  • Change of venue and closures
  • Team Communications


  • Emergency communications to staff
  • Alerts
  • Sports/Events
  • Class changes
  • Truancy
  • Lock downs

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