WhatsApp is an alternative to sending bulk SMS
Sending SMS is one of the most common methods of communication, today. There are occasions when a common SMS is sent to lot of people. Companies also send bulk messages to share information with their customers. There have been several instances like the 9/11 WTC attack or the 26/11 Mumbai blasts, etc. when SMSs proved to be an important mode of communication.
However, in Countries like India, no one can send more than 3,000 text messages per month, or an average of 100 texts per day. This was ordered by India’s Telecom regulatory Authority of India to curb spam messages.
To overcome this situation, genuine companies have shifted to other medium like Whatsapp, BlackBerry Messenger, Facebook, Twitter and emails to remain in touch with their customers.
In this post, I will talk about WhatsApp. WhatsApp is one of the best alternatives to sending Bulk SMSs.
After installing WhatsApp’s app in your Mobile phone, you will have to register. This requires that you give a Mobile number, triggering a reply message from WhatsApp that validates your Mobile phone. It also scans your address book and tells you who else is using WhatsApp. WhatsApp’s app is available for iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Nokia.
SMS works anywhere in the world, with any operator and on any Mobile phone. WhatsApp also works anywhere in the world, with any operator and on any Mobile phone. WhatsApp is also linked to a Mobile phone like SMS. Therefore, apps like WhatsApp are an alternative to sending bulk SMSs.