SMS Services Category

DIA up for yet Another iSANZ Award. Here’s How We Helped.

A big congratulations is in order for the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) and their nomination in the 2016 iSANZ Information Security awards. The nomination came as a result of the extra level of security deployed on the DNS (Domain Name System) for all New Zealand’s domain names, which DIA manage. We were fortunate enough to help them build [...]

How SMS can be used to improve healthcare engagement

The feasibility of mobile devices to support healthcare is increasingly being looked at to help reduce costs and increase patient access. Previously we have looked at some of the challenges facing modern healthcare and how mobile solutions could help, and the specific ways SMS services are being utilised within the healthcare sector. This week we [...]

Companies and Industries Successfully Using SMS

Most of us know SMS as being a quick, efficient and non-threatening way to chat. Over the past few years, you will have noticed a growing number of companies are using SMS to connect with you.  From appointment reminders and transport updates, to booking confirmations and identity verifications - companies are turning to application-to-person (A2P) SMS [...]

SMS crucial for crisis communications

When it comes to public communications during times of widespread disaster, there is no one solution for all scenarios, a recent study has found. The findings are from a comprehensive 18 month study of the relief effort following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines by four universities who focused specifically on technology such as SMS and Social [...]

SMS bridges modern technologies

At 23 years young the humble text message is often viewed as an antiquated form of communication.  But in reality, contemporary SMS plays a lead role in bridging modern technologies. From its simplicity and cost-effectiveness to the benefits of two-factor-authentication (TFA) and high user engagement rates - SMS is here to stay. According to a new [...]

Fraud Awareness Week

It’s Fraud Awareness Week in New Zealand, run by MBIE’s Consumer Protection team in support of a global education campaign to help people recognise online threats and avoid being victims of cybercrime. But like all other major corporate risks, cyber risk must be managed from the top. With the frequency and complexity of cybersecurity incidents [...]

A mobile business for a mobile world

Mobile devices are ubiquitous feature for the majority of consumers, yet most businesses have been slow to adopt a mobile-centric businesses mindset. The growth in mobile devices, primarily smart phones and tablets, is hard to ignore. According to GSMA there are 3.6 billion unique mobile subscribers worldwide - that’s five times as many mobile [...]

SMS based unique code competitions made easy

Modica Competition Engine
Creating a unique entry, code-based SMS competition has never been easier with the latest release of a web-based Code Generator tool as the newest component of our Competition Engine. Interactive competitions requiring participants to text a unique code are now super easy with our Code Generator tool, which can produce millions of unique codes as [...]

Teenagers Prefer SMS

After catching up with their friends in person, text messaging is the most popular form of communication among teens in the US, according to a recent report from Pew Research. Despite the astronomical rise of instant messaging apps such as Facebook’s messenger, SnapChat and What’sApp and special purpose apps such as YikYak, Whisper and Kik, the [...]

SMS Ideal Paging Service alternative

Last week, Spark (formerly Telecom NZ) announced its intention to decommission its Legacy paging network early next year. Some of us might be old enough to remember the paging technology which was introduced to New Zealand in 1988 (the year that the Hubble space Telescope was put into space). However, according to Spark, paging in New Zealand has [...]
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