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Text Groups of Any Size

Whether you're messaging 20 or 200,000 people, our mass texting service has you covered. Our feature-rich software gives you the tools you need to easily communicate with your entire audience.

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Boost Audience Engagement

People actually read and respond to their text messages. In fact, over 90% of all SMS are read within 5 minutes or less. Start a conversation or push your audience to take action, all with a simple mass text.

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An Easy-to-Use Service

Our simple mass text messaging service is user-friendly and easy to learn. Enjoy an intuitive, hassle-free experience on both deskptop and mobile that requires zero technical knowledge to get started.

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What is Mass Text Messaging?

Mass text messaging is a communication strategy that allows you to send SMS messages to large groups of people at the same time. Organizations of all kinds are using text messaging to communicate with their target audiences. It saves time by creating a simple way to convey a cohesive message to large groups. You can choose to segment those groups to hyper-target people based on certain criteria or simply send a message to the whole group at once.

People across several industries are using mass text messaging services to send mobile coupons, emergency alerts, reminders, status updates and more. With our automated text message features you can even schedule your texts in advance and put your messaging on autopilot.

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How to Send a Mass Text

Learning how to send a mass text is easy. It can be broken down into 3 simple steps. First you need to create a textword. Then you'll need to import your contacts or grow your list. Lastly, you'll send or schedule your message. Let's look at how to send a mass text in a bit more detail.

  1. 1. Create a Textword

    The first step in sending a mass text is to create a textword. A textword is a word or phrase that people can text to an SMS short code or phone number to opt into a text messaging list. Your textword represents a list of subscribers and is what you'll send your messages to. You can have as many textwords as you'd like.

  2. 2. Grow Your List

    The second step is to grow your texting list. You can build it from scratch by having new people opt in or you can import a list of previously subscribed contacts. It's important to note that you can only send mass text messages to people who have opted into receiving them from you. Not only is it best practice, it's the law as well.

  3. 3. Send Your Mass Text

    Once you've grown your list you'll be at a place where you can start sending mass texts. This part is easy. Simply select which textword list you want to send your message to, type out your content, and either send it or schedule it to be sent at some point in the future.

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Is Mass Texting Legal?

Yes, sending mass texts is perfectly legal. With that said, there are some specific guidelines that you must follow in order to remain on the right side of the law. The most important rule is that you can only send mass texts to people who have opted into receiving them. This can be done via text to join, web opt-in forms or paper forms. The key is to manage expectations by clearly communicating what people are signing up for and what they can expect to receive.

In addition to having consent, you must always provide a way for people to opt out. The standard protocol for opting out of any mass text messaging list is to reply STOP, CANCEL, END, UNSUBSCRIBE or QUIT. All mass texting services are required to process these special keywords on your behalf. Make sure your service does!

While these two points are the two main legal rules governing mass texting, there are several other best practices that everyone using SMS for communications should follow. Some of these include setting clear expectations about the type of message content, paying attention to how often you're sending mass texts and texting during normal hours.

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Common Mass Texting Best Practices

  • All people must have previously opted in
  • Provide a way for people to opt out
  • Set expectations on message content
  • Don't send mass texts too often
  • Text turning normal hours
  • Use common language in your text messages
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The Difference Between a
Mass Texting Service and Texting Apps

There are a lot of messaging apps out there but they aren't the same as a mass text messaging service. There are actually a few big differences. You might be thinking, "I can just send mass texts with a messaging app on my phone." The fact is, that's not what you want for several reasons.

First, texting apps have a limit to how many people you can reach in a single mass text. Typically, this limit is around 10 contacts for most apps. With a mass text messaging service, there's virtually no limit.

Secondly, with messaging apps, if someone replies to a mass text, everyone else sees it. This is arguably the most annoying thing about group texts. When using a mass texting service, people can reply, but all replies are private. The inbound texts flow into an inbox where you can manage each conversation separately.

Lastly, it's always important to make it easy for people to opt out of mass texts. When using a texting app, there isn't always great a way for people to do that. They can fumble with settings or mute conversations but that's a poor experience. All mass texting services are required to process special "opt out keywords" as stated above. This makes it quick and easy for those who don't want to receive future texts.

At the end of the day, there's a place for texting apps but it's not for reaching large groups of people. If you want to manage things from a mobile device, you should use a mass text app offered by a mass texting service. SlickText has a great mobile app available for iOS and Android and it's totally free.

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Why Mass Texting Can Help Your Organization

Mass text messaging doesn't have just one application—it can bring value in many different scenarios. From SMS marketing to communications, organizations of all shapes and sizes are using mass texting services like ours get their message in front of people.

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Everyone Reads Their Text Messages

If you've been around long enough to remember PalmPilots and dial-up internet you might recall something else people used to do: read their emails. Nowadays email open rates are woefully low, and click-through rates are even worse. Organizations need to look for different approaches to get their message across and are increasingly turning to mass text messaging to do the job.

People are glued to their phones and the statistics show—open rates for branded text messages are as high as 98%. This helps you cut through the clutter and get through to your audience.

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Engage With Your Audience at Scale

The more people you need to communicate with, the higher the risk that messages will begin feeling impersonal. Mass texting services like SlickText help keep people engaged by providing scalable solutions for sending personalized messages to your entire group. You can customize texts to automatically include names, dates or other unique information for each recipient. Segment your text list or send a message to everyone with just a few clicks. With our text blast software you can reach many people at once and still come across as genuine.

of consumers prefer receiving text messages over a phone call or email.
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Trigger Timely Action

Because people read texts almost instantly, it's a great way motivate them to take action. You probably already do this in your personal life— think about how many times you choose to text an address, a meeting time, a reminder to buy milk on the way home, a coffee order. Why do you text these things? Because you know the recipient will see your text quickly and act on it. It's no different for organizations. Whether you're a business or a nonprofit, if you need people to purchase, click a link, show up at a certain time or act in an emergency, sending a mass text is the best way to get through.

of all text messages are read within 5 minutes or less.
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Save Money

You don't need to commit huge budgets to T.V. ads, direct mail or sponsorships to speak straight to your audience. A solid mass text messaging strategy is nimble and affordable. It's easy to measure the effectiveness of your messaging and adjust your game plan on the fly, ensuring you're not wasting money on tactics that aren't working for you. Instead of using expensive communication methods that you can't measure, use bulk texting to stay on budget and net results.

of organizations using text messaging are allocating more of their budget to SMS this year because of it's effectiveness.

Common Mass Texting FAQs

Whether you're shopping around for a mass text messaging service or just here to learn, chances are you might have a question or two. While the world of mass texting is fairly simple and straightforward, some things may not be. Here we'll answer the most common FAQs regarding sending SMS at scale. If you still have questions, don't hesitate to reach out to our team.

Is mass texting expensive?

No, mass texting is not expensive. Typically, most services will charge just pennies per text. Additionally, the more you send, the cheaper your price per text will likely be. While text messaging is more expensive than sending email, the ROI you'll see will be much greater.

Are there free mass texting services?

There are some services out there that offer free mass text messaging. We're one of them. In full disclosure though, there will always be limits to how much you can send and those limits are typically small. This is because each text message that is sent costs real money. No free mass texting service will be free forever if you grow and really use it.

Can I send mass texts to anyone?

Yes you can send text messages to anyone, however, each person you send to must have given you explicit permission to do so. People need to opt-in to receiving your text messages, whether that be by texting to join or filling out a web form that clearly states they are signing up to get your texts. Past business relationships do not count.

Can't I just send mass texts with my phone?

No, that will not work for several reasons. First, most group text messages are capped at around ten recipients. This is a huge constraint. Secondly, all responses and mobile numbers are visible to the entire group, which really annoys people. Thirdly, people cannot opt out of group texts. If you want to reach large groups with SMS, a mass texting service is the only way to go.

Is mass texting legal?

Yes, mass texting is totally legal as long as the people you're messaging have clearly opted in. If that's the case, you're in the clear. There are hefty legal penalties for unsolicited text messages so make sure you're playing by the rules.

Are there limits to how much I can send?

If you're using a mass texting service to send your messages, there shouldn't be much limitation on how many texts you can send; especially if you're using a short code. Consult your specific service and ask them about any other constraints you may not be aware of.

Why Choose SlickText as Your Mass Text Messaging Service?

There are several mass texting services out there, but we think we're the best. Sure, we might be biased, but there's a lot that sets us apart. here are just a handful of reasons why our service is the best for you...

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Get Started For Free

Interested in testing the waters? You can try our mass texting service for free with no strings attached. Our trial gives you 50 free texts which is more than enough to get a feel for everything.

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Easy to Use On-the-Go

Not only is our software great on desktop, it's just as awesome on mobile. Download our free mobile app to manage 100% of your mass texting efforts on the go. You might never use the desktop version again.

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Manage Multiple Lists & Segments

Create as many lists and segments as you'd like. Our contact management tools are outstanding. You can even give account access to colleages so they can manage and message the lists they have permission to view.

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Automate Your Text Messaging

Put some or all of your messaging on autopilot so that you can get back to focusing on what's most important. Our mass text service makes automating your SMS messages extremely simple and straightforward.

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Engage 2-Way

People can respond privately to your mass texts without the rest of the group being involved. All responses funnel into an easy-to-manage, threaded inbox where you can manage your chat messages and text back and forth individually.

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Schedule Your Messages

You can use our mass texting service to schedule your messages ahead of time. Sometimes the right time to send isn't when you're available. Simply provide a date and time when creating your group text message and we'll handle the rest!

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Top Tier Deliverability

If your messages aren't getting delivered it can seriously harm the effectiveness of your strategy. We're committed to using the best messaging routes so that you can trust what you send gets delivered.

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Superior Customer Support

We're always here for one-on-one support if you need it. Schedule a call with us at any time, or send us a message and we can walk you through any questions that arise. Our success is yours.

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200+ Other Features

Our mass text messaging service has been developed and refined over almost a decade. We've got so many helpful tools and features it would be almost impossible to list them all here. You'll have everything you need.

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