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How we do it: Supporting a culture of growth

- 1 MIN READ - 14 Nov 2017

Recently, I’ve had several discussions about company culture. And here’s a common question: How do you build a culture that supports growth and create a workplace that everyone’s happy being part of?

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This is an opportunity. Take advantage of it.

- 1 MIN READ - 07 Nov 2017

In today’s world, it feels like the technology changes faster than we can keep up. As technology becomes even more ingrained in our lives, it’s obvious, that for our own good, regulations need to evolve as well. And it’s extremely important that business owners and leaders understand new regulations to adapt in the best way possible.

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Scrub customer databases and make SMS more effective

- 1 MIN READ - 31 Oct 2017

It’s often that we are asked, “what is your average delivery rate in (fill in the blank) country?” People usually expect an answer like, “98%.” Yet cost efficiency and SMS conversion is more important than a percentage number; without context it doesn’t mean anything.

The more important question pertains to how delivery rates are calculated. Let’s point out that there are mobile operators in some countries that do not send delivery reports, or if they do, they are unreliable. Is the delivery rate statistic based on messages sent and the number of messages that received a “delivered" status? That is the most common and brutally simplified way to calculate delivery rate. First of all, in fact, it is best practice to start with clarifying whether or not the mobile number databases contain phone numbers that are deliverable.

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Startup Conferences: What’s the point? (Slush 2017)

- 1 MIN READ - 25 Oct 2017

With Slush coming up in about a month, it’s a good time ponder the purpose of large startup conferences. Many entrepreneurs head to conferences, like Slush, around the world and throughout the year looking for investments from venture capitalists and angel investors, yet there’s a lot more to gain from startup conferences. Think about it: there will be over 17,000 motivated and creative people in one place at one time. Get creative and gain as much as you can out of the experience.

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We never intended to do this, but it happened.

- 1 MIN READ - 23 Oct 2017

I’m excited to announce that this month brought some well-deserved recognition for the people at Messente, as we reached high rankings in a couple “top company” lists in our industry.

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The economics behind undelivered, failed SMS messages    

- 1 MIN READ - 17 Oct 2017

The cost and full impact of undelivered or failed messages isn’t immediately clear. The financial impact is not simply the combination of the failed SMS and the cost to resend the message, which isn’t very much at times. There are other indirect costs that result from undelivered SMS messages that matter from a financial perspective. Let’s take a deeper look into the ripple effect of undelivered messages, which make the reasons behind our focus on SMS delivery quality even more clear.

Here are a few examples.

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Fraud and Security: 2FA Considerations for PSD2

- 1 MIN READ - 10 Oct 2017

The second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is less than three months away from enforcement. While the regulation’s text is lengthy, a key component of the law is its extended reach in comparison to the first directive. PSD2 applies to all payment service providers and affiliates, including account information service providers and payment initiation service providers. In addition, the law applies when at least one part of the transaction is in the European Union. This means that payment service providers and their affiliates outside of the EU must comply with the law when the payer is in the EU. The additional geographical reach guarantees the same level of security expectations for all EU residents regardless of the location of the payment service provider.

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Tools to avoid breaking the budget with SMS - Part 2

- 1 MIN READ - 03 Oct 2017

In a previous blog post we discussed a few tools to help avoid breaking the budget and how they help save money when sending SMS messages through our platform. Another important aspect of the budget is knowing how much you have spent and how much you still must spend. We have two main ways to help, one for pre-pay accounts and one for post-pay accounts (with the API only.)

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Routing systems matter and make an impact. Here's why.

- 1 MIN READ - 26 Sep 2017

SMS routes and connections are the core of delivering SMS messages. It’s like a neocortex; where connections help SMS messages move between endpoints and applications. Also, similarly to connections in the brain, there are stronger and weaker connections. Stronger connections are shorter, meaning less mid-points, or none. Weaker connections have multiple mid-points where information can get lost.

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Sent, Delivered, Failed, Undelivered - What's the difference?

- 1 MIN READ - 19 Sep 2017

As with any service, product, tool, or feature used, certain terminology comes along with it. This can get quite confusing when the terms used seem familiar, but are used to describe events that aren’t.

Such is the case with SMS delivery statuses, and mainly the four mentioned in the heading. Here is a quick run-down of what they mean and why they’re important:

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Secure all accounts with 2FA using a single app

- 1 MIN READ - 18 Sep 2017

Messente’s two-factor authentication mobile app is officially here for iOS and Android devices.

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Burden on businesses with new EU data security law

- 1 MIN READ - 12 Sep 2017

Over four years in the making, it was finally completed in April 2016.

As technology became more integrated into our lives, personal data, security, and privacy have been a hot topic. Last January, the long process of creating and agreeing on new legislation designed to reform the legal framework for ensuring the rights of EU citizens to a private life was completed, and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR – Regulation (EU) 2016/679) was born.

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Does it make sense to regulate interconnection fees?

- 1 MIN READ - 05 Sep 2017

We’ve seen all kinds of countries and market situations at Messente –from Europe to Latin America, to Southeast Asia. The telecommunications industry landscape is unique in every market, but there are patterns.

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Why SMS throughput and priority is important

- 1 MIN READ - 29 Aug 2017

Throughput is a term used to describe how many messages can be sent per second. For example, a throughput of 10 messages per second suggests an SMS connection can submit (and receive an acknowledgement) for up to 10 SMS messages per second.

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What defines SMS quality & how we do it

- 1 MIN READ - 22 Aug 2017

“Quality of an SMS” is a common, but a confusing term, in the A2P messaging industry. Generally, it's believed that an SMS either gets delivered or not. So logically, quality has no relevance. Sure, somewhat true, but it certainly doesn’t describe the entire picture. This leads us to explain SMS quality and why it’s important to understand before discussing costs.

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An easy way to add more confidentiality - hiding SMS content

- 1 MIN READ - 15 Aug 2017

In a previous blog, we discussed Flash SMS and how it’s used to ensure confidentiality with SMS messaging. Well, Messente’s API provides two more features that help hide message content:

  • Content no-store
  • Content hashing

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Join us to learn how we're helping people #TurnOn2FA

- 1 MIN READ - 01 Aug 2017

We’ve developed solid APIs for global SMS messaging and two-factor authentication, which are currently part of processes for hundreds of companies and facilitate thousands of transactions every day. Yet we aren’t stopping there. Effectively communicating with customers and securing customer account access online are two aspects of business technology we focus on. While there’s much more to business technology (much, much more,) these are the two areas which we strive to be the best.  

That’s why we keep developing our tools to address evolving needs in the areas which we specialize. 

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Tools to avoid breaking the budget with SMS

- 1 MIN READ - 01 Aug 2017

Getting the most bang out of each buck in a marketing communication strategy requires solids budget estimation. Yet when the budget is broken halfway through the month, the questions arise: How did this happen? How have we sent twice as many SMS messages than we should have at this point? Well, this is where the multipart SMS comes into play.

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Delivering every SMS while protecting from spam issues

- 1 MIN READ - 26 Jul 2017

Our SMS API connects with various software which send requests to deliver messages to millions of devices. Yet as no software is perfect, there have been cases where we have received requests to send an unusual number of messages from one account. Typically, this is a clear signal that a client’s system has a glitch and is sending messages that they did not plan on sending. While our goal is to deliver every SMS, we have a system in place to prevent looped messages from occurring.

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5 Fundamentals to selecting an A2P provider

- 1 MIN READ - 18 Jul 2017

Making an informed and educated decision when choosing a messaging partner requires navigation in the application-to-person (A2P) ecosystem. Asking the right questions early is the basis for avoiding costly mistakes and having a strong partnership. These five fundamental features will help you build a framework for asking questions and guide a structured conversation when shopping for an A2P vendor

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Yet another hack that 2FA could have prevented: 8tracks

- 1 MIN READ - 11 Jul 2017

The irony here is uncanny.

8tracks, a social internet radio service, recently announced a data breach, losing a copy of their user database, which includes email addresses and passwords. While 8tracks ensures their users that passwords are encrypted, hashed, and salted, they still recommend that users change their passwords with their service. Their CEO also moved on to explaining that their (over) 18 million users “refrain from using the same password across multiple sites,” use a password manager, and user two-factor authentication.

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Preventing fraud in online brokerage accounts

- 1 MIN READ - 10 Jul 2017

Who do you trust with your money?

Unauthorized access to accounts in the online trading industry should never be taken lightly and definitely leads to malicious or criminal activity, which not only concerns personal user data, but also financial transactions and the safekeeping clients’ money.  

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An easy way to ensure confidentiality: Flash SMS

- 1 MIN READ - 03 Jul 2017

SMS has some tricks up its sleeve. While familiar to most as a simple communication tool, SMS also provides solutions for both confidential and time sensitive situations. This is where flash SMS comes into play.

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How we help with the regulations of global messaging

- 1 MIN READ - 26 Jun 2017

Forgoing the need to integrate network operators everywhere you need messages delivered is one of the main advantages of using a global messaging platform. Each connection includes legalities, which includes reviewing several agreements and negotiating terms, and technical tasks, like setting up the connections. So, a single company going through this process on their own would invest a lot of time doing things that have already been done by a messaging platform. Also, the company would end up with higher pricing from network operators, as it has much less traffic.

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Your sales lab time is scarce

- 1 MIN READ - 20 Jun 2017

In the series about sales research, I touched upon allocating about 30% of your research time on finding new ideas and possibilities around sales tactics. But how do you actually do it and what do you look for?

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An open letter to financial institutions from Yuriy

- 1 MIN READ - 09 Jun 2017

To the bank, credit card company, and investment firm I work with: I trust you. I really do.

If I didn’t, I wouldn’t put my hard-earned money in your hands. While I’m not a Certified Financial Analyst, I am financially savvy, so I understand that we have a mutually beneficial relationship. From a high-level, banks use the money I deposit to sell loans and invest in other financial instruments. Credit card companies make money on interest charges, other fees, and transaction fees from merchants. The brokerage firm makes money through fees on my account. On the other hand, all I expect is that you are honest about your services, provide returns, and keep my money safe.

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Centralizing SMS operations and why you should consider it

- 1 MIN READ - 07 Jun 2017

Centralization /(sɛntrəlʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun - the action or process of bringing activities together in one place.

In the era of globalization and communication through technology, businesses no longer have borders and it's very common for companies to offer services from Germany to Zimbabwe, in multiple markets, and different continents. However, offering services in multiple countries leads to cooperating with a longer, more complicated list of partners.

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Not using the API? Take advantage of our web tool.

- 1 MIN READ - 05 Jun 2017

For those customers who choose not to integrate our API into their systems, Messente provide an option to send SMS messages through our dashboard via our web tool. SMS messages can be sent to individual phone numbers, or to bulk groups --here’s how it’s done. 

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How do I choose one partner for all SMS services?

- 1 MIN READ - 31 May 2017

Despite the straightforward question, comparing services objectively can be very complex, as they cover a wide range of specifics, often requiring specialized knowledge. Luckily, there are several best practices to follow.

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Immediate and time critical communication with SMS messages

- 1 MIN READ - 29 May 2017

Timeliness is key with client communication. Whether informing them of the status of a transaction, a change in service, or drawing attention to a critical aspect of the business (such as a late payment,) it is crucial to have the highest possibility of reaching the client as quickly as possible.

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Implementing 2FA the right way and more

- 1 MIN READ - 22 May 2017

Picking Passwords

Do you use the same password for multiple online services? I know I did. I also used to have a list of about five passwords with various complexity, which were used depending on the service. Then, I changed my behavior.

Using the same password (or pool of passwords) is definitely not secure. If your password and username, which is usually your email address, leaks from one web service, all other service using the same combination are immediately compromised.

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Vendor consolidation affects the bottom line

- 1 MIN READ - 12 May 2017

The idea of vendor or supplier consolidation is not new, although it tends to be a fad every few years. It’s as if every time a new type of product or service is created, or variation thereof, businesses onboard a new vendor partner. Eventually, someone in the business (usually in accounting) realizes that they’re paying a lot of different bills for similar products and service, and sends the business down a path of consolidation. While the benefits of consolidation seem obvious, drawbacks do exist, especially with software partners.

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Empower the business with real time message tracking

- 1 MIN READ - 05 May 2017

Transparency is an important principle we have always followed while developing Messente’s messaging platform. Our philosophy of transparency is to give our clients and partners full access to all information regarding their messages and delivery quality. The paramount component of transparency is the ability to track every single message in a real time.

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Digging for Gold - Part 3

- 1 MIN READ - 28 Apr 2017

This is the third and final installment of, “Digging for Gold,” thoughts and ideas on B2B sales research and prospecting. If you have not yet read part 1 and part 2, they’re quick reads, so catch up!

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Digging for gold part 2

- 1 MIN READ - 22 Mar 2017

This is a continuation from the previous article and focuses on the methods of research and how to find leads.

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Messente meets Zapier

- 1 MIN READ - 17 Mar 2017

Messente meets Zapier - integration to hundreds of web services in minutes.

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Digging for Gold

- 1 MIN READ - 21 Feb 2017

What to look for in sales research

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Messente API official python library

- 1 MIN READ - 30 Nov 2016

Our collection of API libraries now include official Python language support.

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Messente 10 keys for a successful industry event

- 1 MIN READ - 23 Nov 2016

The number of different industry events has grown a lot over the last years so picking the right one to attend can be a huge task. From location to pricing and from speakers to booth options - there are a lot to consider before committing yourself to a selected few to tackle.

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What is 2FA and why should you use it.

- 1 MIN READ - 23 Aug 2016

Past years have raised quite a few alarms for a lot of people and making them question the level of security of their online data. Just recently over 100 million LinkedIn usernames and passwords stolen in 2012 appeared online and one of the largest online dating sites AshleyMadison.com suffered a large scale breach with 25GB of critical data including user information was stolen. These are just two out of too many hacks that clearly demonstrate how easy it is to take control of your personal data.

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Meet Messente at ConhIT

- 1 MIN READ - 18 Apr 2016

Messente is coming to ConhIT - Europe’s leading industry event for healthcare IT held in Berlin from 19 - 21st of April.

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Increase sales with SMS and Google Analytics

- 1 MIN READ - 28 Sep 2015

SMS is a great tool for marketing campaigns - it’s cost efficient, with one of the highest conversion rates, and it’s super simple to get started. That all sounds great, but it is vital to monitor the traffic, as well to understand how did the users carry out what you planned for them to do on your site.

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Secure or User-Friendly Authentication?

- 1 MIN READ - 14 Jul 2015

According to Gartner by the end of 2017 around 50% of businesses will choose cloud-based services as the preferred option for authentication (up from about 20% today).

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Why SMS is the Future of Retail

- 1 MIN READ - 09 May 2016

Sure, SMS might be old, but it’s a newly-accepted retail solution. If you’re trying to keep your balance in the industry, you need to innovate. Today’s retail marketers are getting creative, and they’re rolling out astounding deals through text messages.

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How to make good hiring decisions.

- 1 MIN READ - 12 Apr 2016

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Interview on the future of SMS

- 1 MIN READ - 01 Mar 2016

I was recently asked to give my opinion on transaction- based messaging, SMS finding it's place among platforms like WhatsApp or Viber and SMS messaging best practices.

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Meet Messente at #MWC2016

- 1 MIN READ - 18 Feb 2016

Our team will be attending Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. One of the most important topics for us this year will be showcasing our phone number authentication solutions.

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2-step verification for Messente login

- 1 MIN READ - 17 Feb 2016

Starting from today you can make your login to Messente a lot more secure by enabling 2-step verification using your phone.

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Phone number verification widget

- 1 MIN READ - 03 Feb 2016

We’re very excited to bring you our latest upgrade to Messente’s 2-step verification products - the phone number verification widget. It’s a tool which makes user authentication and phone number verification completely plug and play for developers.

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The 12 Days of Christmas - giving the final boost to holiday sales

- 1 MIN READ - 08 Dec 2015

Based on the latest surveys on retail consumers' intentions and reactions we offer three simple thoughts how to be top of mind for the last decisive weeks of this year’s Christmas rush.

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Impact of SMS in P2P and Fintech

- 1 MIN READ - 04 Dec 2015

A2P messaging is steadily growing among FinTech and P2P industries as they use it in various service processes. The key growth driver for the global A2P SMS market is the increasing number of businesses who are starting to use transaction and post-transaction confirmation notifications and security based one time PIN codes (2-step verification).

Based on our experience with P2P platforms and FinTech companies, these are most common ways SMS messages are used in the service process.

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Total Dashboard Overhaul

- 1 MIN READ - 29 Oct 2015

You may have already noticed that Messente's web interface had a major facelift today. Off with the dark design and on with the modern fresh look.

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First and last mile logistics: How SMS drives your competitive advantage

- 1 MIN READ - 30 Jun 2015

Here are a few tips to streamline your first and last mile logistics communication.

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Free SMS Length Calculator Libraries

- 1 MIN READ - 15 Jun 2015

Let's admit it - sms length calculation is complicated. This is why we made an open-source SMS length calculator library.

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sometimes, it's better to pay more

- 1 MIN READ - 04 Jun 2015

Every company, whether it's a start-up or a large enterprise, is built to earn profits. This means that all companies are looking to find ways how to optimize running costs, and still be better than competition.

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Home Location Register (HLR) & Visitor Location Register (VLR)

- 1 MIN READ - 20 May 2015

A significant part in delivering SMS messages is receiving delivery information. Apart from the basic delivery report, there are protocols that help us to identify the status of a phone number more precisely.

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Top 3 useful tools for our SMS messaging API

- 1 MIN READ - 06 May 2015

Top 3 useful tools for our SMS messaging API

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How About Some Customer Service?

- 1 MIN READ - 28 Apr 2015

Take a moment and think about the last time you had very positive customer service experience.

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Mobile Operators are moving towards unified OTT messaging apps

- 1 MIN READ - 24 Mar 2015

After Apple introduced a modern smartphone to the world in 2007, having internet connection and a camera on your phone has become a standard on smartphones. This is where the downfall of SMS messaging started.

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Every business needs to know about data protection

- 1 MIN READ - 24 Feb 2015

Recent high-profile data breaches have become a permanent concern to many private and public organizations.

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What is 2-step verification and why should you care?

- 1 MIN READ - 11 Feb 2015

One of the key trends of 2015 for web apps and services will likely be a much wider adoption of 2-step verification.

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On great support

- 1 MIN READ - 13 Jan 2015

For any company customer service and keeping all users happy is a big priority. Which is probably why a lot has been written about it.

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Easy tips and tricks how to improve your notification SMS

- 1 MIN READ - 16 Dec 2014

TOP 4 tips for better notification messages.

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Why should your service consider 2-step authentication?

- 1 MIN READ - 02 Dec 2014

Security is a growing concern to many companies when their clients need to login and handle confidential information. The more data we use online, the more possible data leaks there is.

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Boost your Christmas promotion campaign

- 1 MIN READ - 18 Nov 2014

Did you know that the number of online searches like “perfect christmas present“ or “dress for christmas party” start increasing in numbers right after Halloween?

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Application To Person (A2P) Messaging Market On The Rise

- 1 MIN READ - 02 Nov 2014

Traditional Person To Person (P2P) messaging saw a decline for the first time last year, conversely to quickly growing popularity of various Over The Top (OTT) messaging services like WhatsApp, Viber, iMessage etc.

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POST-EXPO 2014 in Sweden, Stockholm.

- 1 MIN READ - 07 Oct 2014

Messente team visited one of the largest postal services conference in Europe called POST-EXPO 2014 in Stockholm.

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Simple and easy tools for remote work

- 1 MIN READ - 23 Sep 2014

In Messente we like tools that are dead simple and easy to integrate.

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5 questions to ask yourself about SMS sending

- 1 MIN READ - 09 Sep 2014

5 questions to ask yourself about SMS sending.

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How to Whitelist IP Address Range for Messente API

- 1 MIN READ - 27 Aug 2014

How to Whitelist IP Address Range for Messente API

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Managing your account

- 1 MIN READ - 17 Jul 2014

Managing your Messente account

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Top 3 Messente features that help you save money

- 1 MIN READ - 30 Jun 2014

Top 3 Messente features that help you save money

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Need help? Let’s chat!

- 1 MIN READ - 15 Jun 2014

Deep down in Messente’s laboratories our team of scientists work around the clock to provide you with new and groovy ways to reach your customers and get more of SMS messaging.

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Hacking SMS text to fit more content

- 1 MIN READ - 01 Jun 2014

I would like to share some secret tricks we have been using for years to increase usable sms content length.

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Secure and auditable SMS service

- 1 MIN READ - 04 May 2014

Secure and auditable SMS service

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Hacking Simplicity

- 1 MIN READ - 06 Apr 2014

A fairly smart guy, Albert Einstein, once said that things should be made as simple as possible… but not any simpler.

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Improve Your SMS Campaigns In Four Simple Steps

- 1 MIN READ - 25 Mar 2014

Last week I got sms from my local shopping center, telling me about upcoming event called “beauty night”. Instantly I had three ideas how they could have made it better.

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SMS in Financial Services

- 1 MIN READ - 10 Mar 2014

SMS messaging is a powerful mobile communication tool that allows financial service institutions to interact with their customers in a cost-effective, timely way.

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User Authentication and What SMS Has To Do With It

- 1 MIN READ - 26 Jan 2014

Here at Messente we know how important it is to manage authentication within your applications, while keeping the logic clean and possibly automated.

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Why HTTP API is so much better compared to SMPP protocol

- 1 MIN READ - 12 Jan 2014

SMPP has long been industry standard for sending SMS over the Internet but HTTP API’s have quietly made it’s way to the top.

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How to send customized SMS messages via Messente webplatform?

- 1 MIN READ - 29 Dec 2013

We all know the importance and quality of interaction brands can receive by communicating with their customers via SMS message.

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The ingenious 160 characters

- 1 MIN READ - 10 Dec 2013

The ingenious 160 characters

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What is SMS Sender ID?

- 1 MIN READ - 18 Nov 2013

SMS Sender ID (also referred as to SMS Sender Name) is the information that is displayed to the recipient as the sender of the SMS when a message is received at a mobile device.

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Quick tutorial how to use hyperlink in SMS?

- 1 MIN READ - 03 Nov 2013

Adding a link to SMS message is an smart and easy way how to engage and send information to your customers.

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Top 5 Most Common Mistakes When Implementing SMS Messaging API

- 1 MIN READ - 20 Oct 2013

Implementing SMS messaging to your existing web app is always a hassle and takes some time to get everything right.

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How to format phone numbers?

- 1 MIN READ - 22 Sep 2013

Since SMS messaging helps many to connect with their customers around the world, also standardized phone number format is used for sending SMS internationally, thus helping you to reach mobile subscribers globally.

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How to start SMS marketing

- 1 MIN READ - 07 Sep 2013

How to start SMS marketing?

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Silent SMS: So quiet, that you will never hear it coming

- 1 MIN READ - 25 Aug 2013

Silent SMS: So quiet, that you will never hear it coming

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Fine tuning SMS communication for your brand

- 1 MIN READ - 09 Aug 2013

Fine tuning SMS communication for your brand.

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Growing number of mobile devices

- 1 MIN READ - 30 Jul 2013

Have you noticed that in past few years we hear less and less about personal computers and laptops, while at the same time the mobile industry updates are big part of our daily news?

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WebRTC – new protocol to look out for

- 1 MIN READ - 25 Jul 2013

WebRTC – new protocol to look out for

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Contact Management Made Easy

- 1 MIN READ - 11 Jul 2013

Contact Management Made Easy

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How simple SMS makes our life easier

- 1 MIN READ - 01 Jul 2013

SMS is so well known and often used that I think most of us take it as self-evident and really dont think about how does this little 20 year old technical feature make our life easier.

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Importing contacts from iPhone

- 1 MIN READ - 15 May 2013

Importing contacts from iPhone

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SMS for enterprises in a global scale

- 1 MIN READ - 03 May 2013

In today’s increasingly connected world SMS has evolved from a conception to an enterprise necessity.

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Importing contacts from an Android phone

- 1 MIN READ - 30 Apr 2013

Importing contacts from an Android phone

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Getting sender name approved

- 1 MIN READ - 22 Apr 2013

Here is a short list of what you should keep in mind when requesting a sender name. Following a few simple rules will get your sender name approved in no time.

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Instant access to new sender names

- 1 MIN READ - 11 Apr 2013

Instant access to new sender names

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Home automation with SMS

- 1 MIN READ - 07 Apr 2013

There are many things at home that you could automate and make your life easier.

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Analyzing delivery information

- 1 MIN READ - 24 Mar 2013

Every minute Messente delivers a considerable number of last minute alerts, appointment notifications and booking confirmations.

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Imagine all the people being connected

- 1 MIN READ - 10 Mar 2013

Have you ever wondered how many people actually own or use mobile phone?

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Why we love SMS text messages

- 1 MIN READ - 10 Feb 2013

As you might know, SMS had last year very important birthday – 20 year in business anniversary!

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Uses of SMS you may have forgotten

- 1 MIN READ - 27 Jan 2013

Before smartphones conquered the world of mobile phones, SMS was widely used for more than sending regular SMS text messages.

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SMS length calculator

- 1 MIN READ - 10 Dec 2012

Did you know that some characters decrease SMS length dramatically?

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Two decades of SMS continuance

- 1 MIN READ - 30 Nov 2012

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Quick API tutorial

- 1 MIN READ - 27 Nov 2012

Integrating Messente SMS sending API to your current framework is very easy. Here is a small tutorial to get you started with Messente API.

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Why some messages do not get delivered

- 1 MIN READ - 06 Nov 2012

TOP 5 reasons, why SMS or text messages fail to get delivered.

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I keep getting the SMS – stop it!

- 1 MIN READ - 30 Oct 2012

From time to time there are problems with SMS delivery that are out of our hands and receiving one SMS multiple times is one of the most annoying one.

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Send notification SMS from command line

- 1 MIN READ - 18 Oct 2012

Ability to send out notification SMS can be most invaluable to system administrators, as it allows to send urgent notifications to admins with ease.

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Different Sender addresses of SMS messages

- 1 MIN READ - 02 Oct 2012

Sender name (also known as Sender ID, Originator, Sender address) is the number or name that appears as the sender of text message.

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How is the actual length of SMS calculated

- 1 MIN READ - 15 Sep 2012

Regular SMS is 160 characters long, but there is more to that. Let’s start from the alphabet that is used for SMS.

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Sending SMS to USA and Canada

- 1 MIN READ - 17 Apr 2012

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On permission

- 1 MIN READ - 25 Oct 2011

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Short messaging and customer care

- 1 MIN READ - 21 Oct 2010

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Making payments in Messente

- 1 MIN READ - 08 Sep 2010

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Underlying drivers of GLobal SMS traffic

- 1 MIN READ - 25 Apr 2017

In a recent article (it's in Estonian, but you'll get the gist of it in this blog,) Tele2 - a local mobile network operator in the Baltics - highlighted a few interesting trends about the growth and decline of certain types of SMS messaging traffic.

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Certificate Update for api2.messente.com

- 1 MIN READ - 15 Mar 2016

Current api2.messente.com HTTPS certificate will be updated on 24th March 2016.

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Official JAVA library for Messente API

- 1 MIN READ - 25 Jan 2016

New official JAVA library for Messente API

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Meet Messente at Messaging and SMS World conference 2015

- 1 MIN READ - 24 Nov 2015

Come and meet Messente at this years Messaging and SMS World conference in London, UK (1st - 2nd December).

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New feature: dashboard notifications

- 1 MIN READ - 11 Nov 2015

We're happy to introduce a new feature on you brand new Messente dashboard - the notifications area

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Messente launches 2-step verification API

- 1 MIN READ - 04 Mar 2015

Messente launches 2-step verification API

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Meet Messente at #MWC2015

- 1 MIN READ - 03 Feb 2015

Once again Barcelona is the place to be when you are in the mobile world for the annual Mobile World Congress is in just a few weeks.

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Certificate Update for API Server on 15. November 2014

- 1 MIN READ - 10 Nov 2014

Current api2.messente.com HTTPS certificate will expire on 15. November 2014.

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Security Notification – SSLv3 POODLE Vulnerability

- 1 MIN READ - 20 Oct 2014

On 14th October the OpenSSL team reported that version 3 of Secure Sockets Layer (SSLv3) is vulnerable at protocol level – called Phttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POODLE OODLE attack (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption).

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Join the team

- 1 MIN READ - 21 Apr 2014

We are hiring developers who would help us build and develop Messente.

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Happy birthday, Messente!

- 1 MIN READ - 23 Feb 2014

Messente is moving fast – over the past year we have doubled in the number of messages. But for the year of 2014, we are excited to aim even higher.

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Introducing Live Chat

- 1 MIN READ - 04 Feb 2014

This January, live support chat was added to Messente in order to make asking questions a breeze. We are really excited about this!

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Say Hi to Margus

- 1 MIN READ - 27 Nov 2013

Margus joined Messente’s sales team earlier this week.

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Rolling out the redesigned header bar

- 1 MIN READ - 19 Aug 2013

Earlier today we launched a small update which changes the way Messente’s header looks and feels.

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Join our sales team

- 1 MIN READ - 04 Aug 2013

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Microsoft.NET library for Messente API

- 1 MIN READ - 04 Jun 2013

Yesterday Imre from Nortal shared his Microsoft.NET client API for sending SMS messages to mobile phones using services provided by Messente.

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Archive upgraded

- 1 MIN READ - 03 Jun 2013

You have probably noticed that Messente’s archive has a brand new look and feel.

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Fortumo welcomes new shareholders

- 1 MIN READ - 21 Feb 2013

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Recap of 2012

- 1 MIN READ - 13 Jan 2013

We took a quick look back at 2012 seeing how Messente has evolved during the past year. Here are a few improvements.

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Introducing the new payment flow

- 1 MIN READ - 13 Nov 2012

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Messente gets a new look

- 1 MIN READ - 04 Sep 2012

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Say hi to Kaur

- 1 MIN READ - 25 Aug 2011

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Welcome to Messente!

- 1 MIN READ - 24 Aug 2010

Welcome to Messente - a brand new group SMS messaging platform that enters public beta today.

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