Build an opt-in list by sending a text to a dedicated virtual mobile number or shortcode
Modified on: Sat, 31 Jul, 2021 at 2:30 AM
You can setup a dedicated virtual mobile number or shortcode to enable people to subscribe to your list by sending a text message.
1. Purchase a dedicated virtual mobile number from the NUMBERS section of your account. For a NZ short code setup please contact Burst SMS.
2. Within your NUMBERS section of your account click on INBOUND OPTIONS.
Enable the action you would like to trigger by placing a YES next to the following options:
Forward to Mobile:
Enter the mobile number you would like to receive incoming SMS replies to. You can enter multiple mobile numbers separated with commas.
NB: When you reply to messages using your own mobile the Sender ID will appear as your own mobile number and replies to your message will be sent to your own mobile.
Forward to URL:
This option is used by website developers. Enter the full URL of your application that will handle the response.
Processing responses with your own application is as simple as providing a URL for us to send them to. For more information on response callback URLs please review our API Documentation.
Add Number to List:
When you enable the ‘Add Number to List’ option you will need to either select an existing contact list or select the option to 'Create New List' and then enter the name of your new contact list.
Send an AUTO REPLY when you receive an inbound message. This is simply a message that goes back, usually containing a coupon or thank you message.
Limit auto responses by adding a message to the second window. This will send a different message the second time somebody texts in.