Group Messaging


Send a generic message to all recipients or custom message to each recipient based on a template. With our scalable and robust interface, you can send thousands of SMS messages per second based on your business needs. Schedule messages to go at a particular date & time, or setup recurring campaigns.

The reference here is about Reminder SMS, which I feel is a subset of this info...











Custom Sender ID


This is the name or number which flashes on the recipient's mobile phone when they receive an SMS Text message. Most GSM Networks/Operators accept up to an 8-character Alpha-Numeric String as Sender Identification. An Alphanumeric Source Addresses must abide by the following criteria:

  • Must be between 3 and 8 characters in length (inclusive).
  • Must not contain blank spaces.
  • The first character cannot be "0" (zero).
  • Must not contain accented characters.
  • Must not contain punctuated/special characters, such as * $ < , > ? ! % [ ] | \.
  • Must not contain Greek characters.
  • Must not just be a name of an individual.
  • Source Addresses are case sensitive.

AERI normally transmits its own Brand Name or Gateway Number as the Sender Identification for each of the messages that the Users send. The Users can change this to have their own Brand/Company Name. Currently, we charges USD 40 per year for having your own Sender Identification.

Important TIPS on Sender Identification

  • All Regular AERI Account Users have the option to set up their Sender Identification (Name/Number) only once. So, please use caution before you choose your Sender Name/Number. Once configured, requests for change of Sender Identification shall not be entertained, unless it is deemed as really genuine case by AERI Infotech.
  • Some Networks/Operators do not grant the facility of a Dynamic Sender Identification, meaning each Sender Identification has to be specially approved by them before a message, bearing that Sender Identification, can be transmitted through their Network. This has been implemented to counter spam to a certain extent.
  • All API/SMPP Account Users, who have the option to dynamically change the Sender Identification, are requested to please get the list of all possible Sender Names/Numbers approved before they start sending out messages. Else, there could be a possibility of messages not being delivered.
  • The Sender Identification is not a guaranteed feature and may be changed by AERI or its Service Providers' Networks with/without notice to suit the requirement of the various technologies/ networks/ regulatory bodies etc.
  • AERI may take anything between 24 hours to 72 hours, after the payment has been realized, to activate the required Sender Identification.
  • AERI reserves the right to approve the Sender Name/Number for Users at its sole discretion.


API Integration


An Application Programming Interface (SMS APIs) is one way to connect to AERI's Core Messaging Platform. SMS API provides an easy, efficient and flexible option to integrate with your website / application, facilitating auto-generated SMS Text messages to be delivered to the intended recipients' mobile phones. This method does not require AERI's Software Platform at your Enterprise/Data Center site.

To learn about the features and benefits we offer two different packages of SMS APIs to our clients.

How much we are currently charging for bulk SMS APIs:

  • Setup fee of USD 131 per annum inclusive of Two Sender Names.
  • Setup fee of USD 80 per annum with no Sender Names.

This account gives you 24-hour 365-day connectivity with the operator.

AERI now give you the option of One-Week trial period for testing our SMS API Service. If you are interested in our SMS APIs - Contact Us.

Note: If message contains special characters like space,@,- etc then please encode the message before passing it into the API call.Sample code to encode the message.








SMS on the Go


Now, with our unique Mobile2Many feature, you can easily send bulk SMS to contacts in your Phonebook from your mobile handset. Mobile2Many feature enables you to send SMS to your Phonebook contacts without the need to visit our website.

This is especially useful for persons/businesses who:

  • Are on the move but need to send out an alert/news to their Clients/Customers.
  • Are not connected to or do not have access to the internet.
  • Save on the costs of sending bulk SMS from their mobile phone, particularly when on roaming.

How does Mobile2Many feature work?

Send a single SMS Text message to AERI's Gateway Number (+91XXXXXXXXXX) with the short name of your Group (Group ID) as the first word in the message. As soon as our server receives the message, it is sent across to all members in that particular Group.

What do I (as a User) need to do to use the Mobile2Many feature?

  • Configure your Mobile2Many settings: Logon to www.aeriinfotech.com
  • with your "Username" and "Password". You are on "My Account" page. Go to "Mobile2Many Settings". Set the mobile number from which you would send the SMS Text message. The default setting is the mobile number you have entered during the time of registration with AERI Infotech. If you wish, you can change it at any point of time by clicking on the "Edit" link.
  • Ensure you have created Groups and sorted your Contacts into these Groups in your AERI Infotech Phonebook.
  • Create a short name or Group ID for each Group in "Mobile2Many Settings", so that you don't need to key in a long name when sending an SMS Text message and also save on the SMS character count.

Some examples:

  • If the short name of the group [i.e. Group ID] is "Off" for Office Group, you can send SMS to all contacts in your Office Group by sending "Off " as the first word of the message. By giving short name to your "Office" Group you saved three characters count for your SMS.
  • An Equity/Mutual Fund Sales person is out of office and he receives a stock tip. He wants to convey the same to all his important Clients. With AERI's Mobile2Many feature he can communicate to his clients with ease and in a very cost effective manner.
  • An Administrative Staff member needs to inform the end-of-the-day sales figures, stock status etc to the entire top management team. This would normally require him to stay back late at office to access the internet and send out the SMS Text message. With AERI's Mobile2Many feature, he need not worry about internet connection and simply send out a single SMS. AERI Infotech shall take care of the rest. No more late evenings and over time billings!


Two Way SMS


AERI Infotech offers you a Two Way Messaging platform which allows you to receive SMS, besides sending SMS. This allows you complete flexibility in managing your incoming messages. You can modify/alter or delete these received messages as per your need.

This facility is available to all our users registered with us. The Two-way SMS feature works using a 'Keyword' as identifier of your messages. The Keyword can be upto 4 characters. You can specify keywords (such as abbreviated form of your "Nick Name", "BrandName" or "CompanyName").

SMS Push URL Format:

http://domainname/location?mobilenumber=XXXXX&message=XXXXX&receivedon=MM/DD/YY HH:MM:SS AM/PM

  • Domain Name is your website domain(ex : www.aeriinfotech.com).
  • Location is page on your website that will read the parameters pushed by us.(ex : keywordresponse.php).
  • Mobile number, message and received on are parameters that we will push you from our end

The Keyword needs to be used in the below format, while sending SMS from mobile Format: < Keyword >< Space >< Message >.

Messages in the above format should be sent to +91XXXXXXXXXX (From All over the World). The incoming messages will not be charged except for forwarding them to your Mobile.

Mobile Forward will be charged as per your AERI Infotech pricing. Incase of a customized response, you will be charged the price of 1 sms per Reply.

Who can use our Two-way Service?

  • Individuals staying out of India & want to stay in touch with friends/relatives in India.
    Example: An NRI wants to stay in touch with his relatives in India. Using the "Keyword feature, he can receive incoming messages from India on his AERI Infotech Account, ensuring he is always in touch & that too at Indian SMS rates. He can also opt to allow the messages to be forwarded to his Mobile by using "Mobile Push".
  • Any Business Owner who wants to Advertise & capture Interested responses through Short/Long code.

    Example: A Real Estate Owner wants to promote his product offering & capture the data of interested people. He can use the Keyword & advertise the same on either Long code or Short code, & whenever a prospect messages his keyword, the same can be received onto his Email Address through our? Email Push? That is whenever he receives an incoming message to his keyword; an email alert will be pushed to him with the message contents.

  • Any Business who desires to use API to capture responses from their clients directly.
    Example: A Direct marketing company wants to allow users to book their products through SMS. Whenever a user sends an SMS in a particular format, it is sent to the company's Server through our "URL Push". The URL Push includes 1.Senders mobile number, 2.Text message and 3. Date/Time Stamp. He can further opt for a "Customized Response" (Static or Dynamic) ensuring the User is given an acknowledgement of his Request.

How much will it cost to send a sms to the Short Code number from my mobile?

Short Code access is possible only from Indian mobiles as of now. As we acquire Short code for Other countries, we will keep updating regarding the same. Short code messages are premium & hence charged accordingly.

How much will it cost to send a sms to the Virtual Long Code number from my mobile?

Messages to Virtual Long number cost the same as any Normal SMS. For this, your Existing Operator plans will apply.


























SMS Software


AERI Infotech SMS-Excel Plugin(English) -Basic/Premium

Click here to download
Version 2.3
Released On 27th April 2010

AERI Infotech SMS-Excel Multi-Language Plugin(New)

Click to download(.rar)
Click to download(.zip)
Version 3.0
Released On 20th December 2012

AERI Infotech Desktop Software

Click to download

Are you looking for a tool that

  • Saves the time and cost you spend logging into the website
  • Allows you send to GROUP SMS to your friends, employees.
  • Gives you the flexibility to send BULK SMS in just a single click
  • Easily operated right from your desktop.

Then, AERI Infotech Desktop SMS Software is the right solution to all your needs.

AERI Infotech Desktop SMS Software is a comprehensive and powerful desktop tool that enables you to send out SMS from your computer to mobile phones across the world. You can send messages from the comfort of your desktop window, all at the click of a button.

Some of the excellent features of our Desktop SMS software -

  • It allows sending SMS in your own language like Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, French, Greek, Russian, Hindi, Tamil etc using your language keyboard or conversion software.
  • Our SMS-Excel Plug-in functionality is included in this software. You can upload MS Excel Spreadsheets and simply send personal customized SMS Text messages to all your customers. It also has Phonebook facility to store all your contacts. You can also upload a Text file [notepad] having details of your contacts into your Phonebook.

Please enter the mobile numbers in the International Standard Format i.e. COUNTRY CODE followed by THE MOBILE NUMBER. For UK mobiles, the format is 4478xxxxxxxx; for India, the format is 9198xxxxxxxx; for UAE, the format is97150xxxxxxx etc.

  • It offers complete Management Information System (MIS) including Instantaneous Delivery Reports.
  • You can send messages with your Brand Name or your own Sender Id.
  • A simple and very user-friendly software and can be operated without the help of any technical person.
  • No need to connect to Internet always, only during the time of sending the SMS Text messages. So, you can save a lot on your internet costs.


Email 2 SMS


With AERI's "Email2SMS", you can easily send SMS to multiple recipients from your mail account. This feature allows you to send Bulk SMS from any E-mail Client/Application to any mobile phone across the globe. So, you need not always logon to your AERI Infotech account or stay connected to the internet for sending SMS.

This feature can be used for:

  • Sending Error/System Alerts automatically to a group of numbers, whenever an event occurs (Server error/ down alert for Systems Engineers, ISPs etc). (To know how look at SMTP API)
  • Users who do not have a direct internet connection but are connected to a mail server (like Outlook), which is connected to the Internet.
  • Send messages/ job details to colleagues, field-based engineers and support staff, which is away from the office (field force, agents, retailers etc).
  • Share the latest information/ appointment reminders with clients and partners
Note - Make sure your text message does not exceed 160 characters. If it exceeds the limit, our system will send the first 160 characters as the message and the remaining characters will not be included. In case of Language SMS the character limit is 70 characters.

Setting up Email2SMS feature: Configure the E-mail id(s) from which you want to send the email. The default setting is the E-mail id you have provided during the registration process. You can change/add more E-mail ids at any point of time by clicking on the "Edit" link against "Email2SMS Settings" on "My Account" page.

What Is It All About?

Web Maintenance includes updating existing web pages, along with uploading new content on the website. An effective website is to ensure that the existing quality is preserved and that the website keeps growing, and adapting any new enhancements in business requirements. Website maintenance is essential if you wish to keep your website from becoming dormant and losing targeted visitors.


















Delivery Reports


AERI offers instantaneous and dynamic delivery reports (also known as CDRs) to let you know the status of the SMS Text messages you have sent out, in a very easily understandable format. In addition, you can also download the reports into a Microsoft Excel worksheet for greater analysis. This facility is available to all users irrespective of the tool they are using, including the ones using AERI's API tools.

MESSAGE STATE DESCRIPTION
MESSAGE IN QUEUE Our server has accepted your message & is in queue to be submitted to the Carrier (Network Operator)
SUBMITTED TO CARRIER Your message has been submitted to the Carrier's SMSC (Short Message Service Center) and is waiting for the delivery status confirmation from the Carrier
DELIVERED Your message has been delivered to the destination mobile number
EXPIRED Your message validity period has expired. This happens when the destination mobile is either switched off or out of coverage area for a certain period of time. The SMSC failed to deliver even after its final attempt as per its retry scheme
UNDELIVERED Your message was not delivered. This happens when the Carrier encounters
  • inactive or unidentified or untraceable destination mobile number
  • mobile handset memory or inbox full
  • no credit balance available to receive the SMS Text message (specifically for pre-paid or pay-as-you-go)
  • not enabled to receive SMS Text message (typical for USA)
REJECTED Your message was rejected at the SMSC of the Carrier. This happens when the destination network is not available or blocked to the Carrier


Important Points about Delivery Reports

  • Message States 1 and 2 i.e. "Message in Queue" and "Submitted to Carrier" are only temporary states. They eventually would move to States 3, 4, 5 or 6 i.e. "Delivered" or "Expired" or "Undelivered" or "Rejected".
  • We are charged for all message states returned by the Carrier except for "Rejected State"; the reason being that the Operator's network and infrastructure is taken up for trying to deliver your SMS Text messages. We follow the same principle to bill our Users.
  • To avoid SMS Text messages being "Rejected", AERI uses multiple Carriers and Gateways to deliver messages but it could always happen that a certain network could get blocked without prior notice. We request our Users to let us know of such instances (email to support@aeriinfotech.com), so that we can immediately work on the routing to that particular network.
  • All GSM networks as well as handsets support delivery receipts while CDMA technology does not support this. They return a delivery receipt as and when they accept it at their SMSC but the final delivery to the actual recipient is their sole discretion. The actual delivery is consistent with our expectations most of the times (around 99.95%).


Bulk SMS Pricing and Coverage


To Send SMS from AERI Infotech, you need to recharge your account with a certain 'Amount of money' and we would offer you an applicable discount for that recharge. It is similar to recharging your mobile phone. We offer recharge packs of various denominations, with each denomination of recharge having a discount % associated with it. The specific price per SMS, would depend upon the country and network where you wish to send the SMS.

Specific Price per SMS


SMS PACK Transactional Price Per SMS Promotional Price Per SMS
5,000 0.40 INR 0.40 INR
10,000 0.30 INR 0.30 INR
25,000 0.28 INR 0.28 INR
50,000 0.25 INR 0.25 INR
100000 0.22 INR 0.22 INR
5 lak or above 0.20 INR 0.20 INR

For More Details Contact Our Customer Care
Contact Number(M) : +919873082445
Email-Id : harsh_tandon@aeriinfotech.com
Note: Service tax of 12.36% is applicable
Your recharge is valid for a period of Six Months from the date of last recharge.








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