Fastsms Update: Shortcodes, Advanced Send & Message Folders

Over the weekend we released an update to fastsms – and it’s a good one! Here’s a run down of all the improvements… 1. Shortcode Keywords Here’s something we’ve been working to bring you for some time – complete integration of your shortcode keywords. Now you can buy and manage your keywords on our shiny new shortcode 87007 in exactly the same way you do your Virtual Mobile Numbers. Search and reserve your preferred keywords within fastsms here. New lower prices when you buy on our 87007 shortcode, just £25/month Receive messages directly to your fastsms inbox More features: all the Read more


Fastsms Update: Dashboard, Profile & Ordering

January has just been and gone and you’ve probably heard that it’s around now that most people abandon their new years resolutions and that ‘New Year, New Me’ mentality. Well, we’re not most people – it’s now February and we’re still striving for self-improvement… and by self, we mean the fastsms platform. You may have noticed a couple of changes that went live over the weekend, while mostly cosmetic – they pave the way for greater things to come. Here’s a run-down of what you may have missed:   1. Dashboard This is what most people see when they login (unless Read more


The GSM Character Set – New Knowledge Base

We’ve recently launched a new knowledge base article that includes a table of the GSM Character Set – these are the characters that you can send in an SMS – it’s important to note that while most only use one character space, some in the Extended GSM Character Set use two spaces, here’s why: A text message can contain no more than 140 bytes. The GSM Character Set is encoded using 7-bits (instead of the usual 8-bits that make a byte). This means there can only be 160 characters in a single text message. This 7-bit limitation means only 128 standard Read more


Fastsms Update: Alerts, Navigation, Security and More!

You spoke, we listened …and now we’ve acted. When we launched the new fastsms platform back in January, it came with a promise; a promise that we will always be there for you, ready to listen to your ideas and suggestions on how we could make our service even better. And you know what, it’s been a fruitful partnership so far; and that’s how we think of it, a partnership. We’re in this together; after all, you want a system that works for you and we want you (our customers) to be happy – no brainer! We’re constantly tinkering under Read more

How To Manage Tags In Fastsms

Welcome To The Fastsms Support Centre

Hi there! Just a quick post to welcome you to the new fastsms support centre. Part of our continuing commitment to provide you with the very best support, this is where you will now find all the information you need to get the most out of your fastsms account. We urge you to use the search facility and if you can’t find the answer to what you’re looking for let us know so we can get it added. This is going to be a joint project between us and you – this means that your feedback is crucial to the Read more