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50% Off International SMS Messaging for February

Monday, February 8th, 2010

I’m pleased to announce that we’re halving our SMS rates to all destinations from now until the end of February.

Just as we have done with cheap international calling, we’re going to drive down the cost of sending SMS messages abroad while maintaining a reliable, high-quality service.

Here are some of our new half-price rates to popular destinations:

Destination GBP USD EUR
Bangladesh 1.85p 2.5¢ 2c
China 3.3p 4.5¢ 3.6c
Germany 4.75p 6.5¢ 5.2c
India 1.85p 2.5¢ 2c
Pakistan 1.85p 2.5¢ 2c
South Africa 2.2p 2.4c
Thailand 1.85p 2.5¢ 2c
UAE 2.2p 2.4c

All International SMS Rates

Sending an SMS with Localphone couldn’t be easier. Simply log on to your Localphone dashboard to enter your messages and start sending.

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SMS Forwarding on UK Incoming Numbers

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Please note that this feature is currently only available on our UK Incoming Numbers, and only applies to SMS messages sent from a UK mobile network.

We have now enabled an exciting new feature on Localphone Incoming Numbers in the UK.

Available immediately, free of charge, when somebody sends an SMS text message to any of your UK Incoming Numbers it will be recorded in your SMS History.

You can also opt to have the SMS automatically forwarded to a number of your choosing—anywhere in the world—at our standard international SMS rates.

Just visit your Incoming Numbers Dashboard and click “Edit” next to your SMS-enabled number(s). On this page you’ll see a new “Forwarding Your SMS Messages” section where you can enable and disable this feature.

When you send SMS messages from the Localphone website you can choose your Incoming Number as the “Send From” field. When your friend in the UK replies, you can have it forwarded straight back to your mobile!

We hope you’ll enjoy this powerful new feature. We plan to start rolling it out to our Incoming Numbers in other countries soon.

Exciting New Localphone SMS Features

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

We recently launched Localphone SMS—a service for sending cheap international SMS text messages. We’ve listened to your feedback and have added a number of new features to enhance the service.

SMS Your Direct Dial Contacts

Users in the UK can now send SMS messages to our Direct Dial numbers and the message will be forwarded on to the corresponding contact. There is no extra charge for using this service—just our standard SMS rates.

We are working to add this functionality to other countries as soon as possible.

SMS History

From now on any messages you send will be recorded and available on your SMS History page.

Receive SMS Messages on Your UK Incoming Numbers

If you have a Localphone Incoming Number in the UK you can now retrieve SMS messages too. When a friend sends a message to your number it will be displayed in your SMS History.

You can also send SMS’s from your Incoming Number when sending a Web SMS.

This added functionality comes at no extra charge and we hope to expand it to our Incoming Numbers in other countries soon.

New Number Verification Methods

Customers asked for alternative methods to SMS-enable Your Numbers so we have added the options to send or receive a verification code on your mobile. You can find out more information on this new feature on our SMS Verification page.

We hope you’ll enjoy these improvements to Localphone SMS. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any comments or suggestions about this or any other part of the Localphone service.