New Feature: MMS Messages (Picture or Audio Messages)

December 31, 2015 | Back to the Blog

After many requests, we are happy to announce a new feature that you can add on to your Mobile Text Alerts services: MMS Messages!

What is an MMS Message?

Your normal text messages are SMS (short message service) messages.  SMS messages are convenient and useful, but there is no capability for them to include images, audio, video, or any other media.

“MMS” stands for “Multimedia Messaging Service.”  MMS messages allow you to include images, audio, and other media along with your texts.

What Can I Do with MMS Messages?

The ability to include media files into your messages opens the door for a whole new realm of possibilities.  With MMS messages you can:

  • Send an image of the product you are trying to sell rather than just sending a listing with text only.
  • Send an audio file of your church’s choir so that choir members can practice at home.
  • Send text messages containing your organization’s logo.
  • Send a short promotional video to your subscribers.
  • And so much more!

How Difficult is It?

Once your account is enabled to send out MMS messages, the process is easy!  (If you would like to get your account enabled for MMS messages, contact us and we can get you set up.)

Step 1: Log in to your Mobile Text Alerts account.

Step 2: Click the “Send a MMS Message” link that should now appear in the navigation bar on the left of your screen.

send a mms message-

Step 3: Set your message up like you would a normal text alert (enter the recipients and type the message content on the bottom of the screen).

Step 4: In the “Upload Content” box, click the “Choose Files” button and select a media file from your computer.

choose files

Step 5:  Click “Send Message” on the bottom of your screen and your message will be sent along with the media file.

 

How Much Does it Cost?

Pricing to get MMS messages added onto your account is as follows:

  • Starter Package – $20/month – includes up to 500 MMS messages per month
  • Standard Package – $40/month – includes up to 1,000 MMS messages per month
  • Professional Package – $85/month – includes up to 2,500 MMS messages per month
  • Premium Package – $160/month – includes up to 5,000 MMS messages per month

For all of these packages any unused messages would roll over.

 

What are you waiting for?  Try it out now!  Please contact us if you have any questions.

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