We are currently developing a new website, and require an SMS solution to build into the site.
We need users to be able to enter a list of names and cellphone numbers. Each person is then sent a text asking them to visit our website and enter their unique ID. At present, users enter a list of names and email addresses asking them to visit our website and enter this ID, but we're wanting to add the option of sending out SMS msg's. The system doesn't need to be able to receive texts back from the user, we only have 1-way requirements, however if it's nothing extra to be able to receive SMS messages back, that would be cool.
I've done a bit of searching around on here... and seems that clickatell is the way to go? I've sent them an email and will see what they come back with... Was also wondering how hard it would be to get an old GSM (Vodafone) phone, get $10 /2000 texts set up, and also a GPRS (telecom) phone with $10 /2000 texts, and have the computer decide if its 021 or 027 and send the message through that phone? As this works out to be 0.005cents per msg, rather than 8cents (with clickatell)
Or even if we just used one phone? or would it probably work out cheaper (and easier) just to go with clickatell...
Hoping someone on here has tried a similar thing and can shead some advice on which path we should try steer down.
Thanks in advance for the help :D