Important: Administrative permission is required to access the Zift123 Settings. For more information, contact your supplier point of contact.
In some parts of the world, Short Messaging Service (SMS) or text messaging is preferred over email. Typically, this applies to countries where internet access is poor but the population does have cell phones, smartphones, and tablets. Before using SMS, be sure to check for current rates and charges with various carriers. We have listed some information below, but the SMS marketplace is always evolving.
Zift123 administrators are able to purchase SMS credits from within Zift123. Once the credits are purchased, your users are able to use SMS for marketing purposes.
Complete the following tasks to configure social media.
How to Configure SMS Services
You will need to secure a phone number from which your messages will be sent prior to setting up this feature. The cost for sending a message remains the same no matter which country you choose for originating your messages.
- From Settings, select SMS Credits from the left-hand sidebar menu.
- Select the country of origin.
- Enter an amount (in $USD) of SMS credits to purchase. This is an automatically deducted amount and depends on the country and messaging rates for that country.
- Verify that the country of origin is correct.
- Select Checkout.
SMS text message rates vary from country to country and from mobile carrier to mobile carrier within the country. Below we have listed the rates for the most popular countries. Please note that these rates are current at the time of publication, but are subject to change by individual carriers. If you do not see your country listed below, contact Zift support for the associated message rates.
|Australia||Telstra||$0.072 per message|
|Optus||$0.072 per message|
|Vodafone||$0.025 per message|
|3||$0.025 per message|
|Lycamobile||$0.072 per message|
|China||China Telecom||$0.066 per message|
|China Unicom||$0.074 per message|
|China Mobile||$0.066 per message|
|India||MTNL||$0.011 per message|
|S Tel||$0.011 per message|
|MTS||$0.011 per message|
|Loop Mobile||$0.011 per message|
|Etisalat DB Telecom||$0.011 per message|
|BSNL||$0.011 per message|
|Ping Mobile||$0.011 per message|
|Tata indicom||$0.011 per message|
|Videocon||$0.011 per message|
|Airtel||$0.011 per message|
|Reliance||$0.011 per message|
|Uninor||$0.011 per message|
|Tata DoCoMo||$0.011 per message|
|Aircel||$0.011 per message|
|Idea Cellular||$0.011 per message|
|Vodafone India||$0.011 per message|
|Myanmar||MPT||$0.088 per message|
|Ooredoo||$0.088 per message|
|Telenor||$0.088 per message|
|Saudi Arabia||All Carriers||$0.038 per message|
|Taiwan||VIBO||$0.029 per message|
|Chunghwa Telecom||$0.099 per message|
|APT||$0.066 per message|
|Taiwan Mobile||$0.022 per message|
|FarWasTone||$0.055 per message|
|United Kingdom||All Carriers||$0.044 per message|
|United States||All Carriers||$0.0083 per message|
|Vietnam||Beeline||$0.018 per message|
|Vietnamobile||$0.018 per message|
|Viettel Mobile||$0.033 per message|
|MobiFone||$0.088 per message|
|EVNTelecom||$0.11 per message|
|Vinaphone||$0.017 per message|