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Value Added Text Message Services (VATMS)
Shocking Statistics

Facts and data in recent years have shown that the penetration of mobile phones into our local market is above 50% of Nigerian population, which simply means that in a country with estimated population of over 150million people; approximately 90million people own mobile phones and all of them are equipped with SMS features. A careful look at these figures proves that communicating to millions through SMS is definitely one of the most effective ways of disseminating information to anybody instantaneously regardless of where they are. There is no doubt that Short Message Service is the quickest and most effective means of reaching a large audience than any other single or combined communication channel.

Product Description

Besides general advertising functions, which are the most common reason for texting to a large audience, we introduce to you our new product called Value Added Text Message Services (VATMS). It is a feature that enables you reach your customers or a target audience on schedule at important moments. It offers the opportunity of sending greeting messages for birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations of any kind and public holidays.

You can even set alerts for bill/fees payments, reminders, meetings, tasks, will pickups, prayers and general event scheduling. Organizations that practice the "one customer culture" do similar tasks with other means like writing personal letters to customers which can in turn pose lots of challenges to keep up the messaging culture but, now we have a more convenient and effective means of delivery. A simple scenario is to schedule personalized birthday or festive greetings for all your customers on your database to be delivered at 07h00 on the morning of a set date. This is one simple gesture that can be much more appreciated by customers and patrons than any other channel of communication. Another scenario is that a religious organization can now send out prayer points to members at the same time on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. They can send SMS to all their members on their database at the same time and also schedule future messages to be delivered at a future date and time. Another scenario is to alert customers or patrons immediately a transaction is effected, it helps authenticate transaction, boost customer/consumers confidence and in return keeps records on their phone for them as proof of payment for them to refer to in future, if the need arise. Another example is to use SMS as follow up messages to keep clients & customer abreast with information and protocols. It can be used to confirm examination numbers/centres to applicants, announce results, send appreciation, send transaction details and emergency numbers to passengers, send interview appointments and passport collection dates to applicant, inform customers that mails/goods have arrived and are ready for pick up, inform customers prior to an event or show, with comprehensive venue information like security, parking, change in time, wheel chair accessibility, smoking restriction etc.
Our Methods:

We have two methods you can employ to implement this application, these are:
     Hempawa user-friendly web interface
     Hempawa Application Programming Interface (API) for HTTP connection

Hempawa User Friendly Web Interface:
Our application comes at no cost once you provide the data required to effectively send SMS. It can be accessed via a computer or mobile devices with mini browsers and you can use the unlimited phone book feature with grouping functionality for easy number recall. Also note that it is an international messaging portal, so country code is require for all numbers with no plus (+) sign added e.g. for a local number like 08033539240 please write number as 2348033539240 with no plus (+) sign, cross check to ensure that all numbers are separated with commas.

Requirements :

     Senders name or numbers not exceeding 11 characters
     Mobile phone numbers of recipients
     Message to be delivered (exceeding 160 characters but will charge as multiple SMS)
     Scheduled date/time of delivery or just send instantly
     Internet Access via a computer or mobile device.
     Please note we have a 5% service charge on all sms that we send on your behalf.

Hempawa Application Programming Interface:

An API has been made available for HTTP connections to your existing website for automatic and convenient integration.
     An Existing Website
     Internet Access

Send Bulk SMS

Benefits of Using Our VATMS:

The benefits of Value Added Text Message Services are:
     Customers’ confidence and loyalty guaranteed
     High probability of message being read
     High retention rate
     Cost Effective Medium
     Personalized advantage
     Easy to use features
     Instantaneous effect
Features of VATMS:

     SMS to millions
     Scheduled Sending Feature
     Transfer credit to other users
     Multiple Messaging Features
     Application Programming Interface
     (API) for HTTP connection
     Unlimited online address book
     Grouping Features
    Connectivity to all GSM networks nationwide
     Import contacts from MS Excel and notepad
     View purchase, transfer and sending history reports
     Duplicate number sorting feature
     Convenient credit purchase via bank transfer for resellers
     The more you buy, the more you save
     No long term commitment, setup or hidden charges

Why print a paper when you can digitally stay ahead in business? BULK SMS marketing is an exciting and promising tool. When used, it is one of the best ways to quickly reach a large number of people at an affordable cost with a high level of response and effectiveness.
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