You can register authorized numbers for your account easily through your advertiser dashboard. Similar to how you may register your phone number to your bank account to get text alerts, Authorized Numbers on the advertiser dashboard allows for various actions to be executed by the advertiser.
To register an authorized number, locate the “Authorized Numbers” area on the bottom right-hand of the advertiser dashboard. When you click the plus button, the system will ask you to enter your number, then click “Send SMS”. This will prompt the system to send you via text message with a verification code. Once you click send, it will then ask you to enter the verification code that was sent to your phone. Once you do that, your phone number will appear next to the “1.” under registered numbers.
Now, once this is set up, you can basically blast out messages to people on your opt-in lists, right from your phone. Say you have an opt-in list with the keyword “Pizza”. From your phone, you will start to create a text message. You will text Pizza (the keyword) followed by a space, then your message Ex:
(Pizza Hello everyone, have a good day). Hello everyone, have a good day will appear as a text message to all of your opted-in users on the Pizza opt-in list! So this basically lets you just use your phone to send out messages instead of logging onto your dashboard and sending a message from there!
*NOTE* The total character count when sending a text from an authorized number using the "keyword + message" must be under 160 characters.
(Note-Message must be at least 20 characters...so Pizza Hello wont send)
- Click the "+" icon
- Input a mobile number and click "Send SMS"
- After receiving the code on the mobile device, input the number on the empty field and click "Send Code"
- If the code delivery was successful, then the mobile number will appear on the Authorized Numbers list: