Any recommendations for web apps for sending bulk SMS to several mobile numbers?

  • ClickATell seems to support bulk messages easily.
    – akira
    Commented Jul 8, 2010 at 11:44

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Clickatell and Commzgate support bulk messages - both have easy-to-use web APIs as well. Both these services are quite expensive though.
If most of the SMSes you are sending are local, you can setup an SMS gateway (ozeki, visualtron etc), a GSM modem and send SMSes using a purchased SIM card. Remember to test using a prepaid SIM to avoid running up a large phone bill in case the automated system malfunctions.

  • The SMS gateways you mentioned look really interesting. I didn't know that was possible.
    – Al Crowley
    Commented Jul 8, 2010 at 12:41
  • Yep, if I am not mistaken, Clickatell gives you a few free credits when you sign up to test the API. (though the message includes some text indicating its a free trial by Clickatell)
    – Krosmos
    Commented Jul 13, 2010 at 13:19
  • I've been using ClickaTell for a while now (over an year) and I'm satisfied with their service and support.
    – Alex
    Commented Aug 8, 2010 at 19:53

I've used TextAnywhere for years. (This is a UK service I think)


If you know the provider, you can use the SMS Gateway -- email addresses. You can find a list of them on an wikipedia's page history. This is also totally free for the sender.


You can try smstools3. I've set one on a little excito bubba server using a HUAWEI usb key to send and receive SMS messages. It worked very well. If you have a lot of in/out sms messages clickatell is the way to go otherwise setting smstools3 will very easy and fun.


you have to check 2-WaySMS


Commzgate also has an free SMS gateway server that you can download and send SMS with GSM modems



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