SMS Made Easy

Whether you want to send a text message from our web platform, your email, or use our SMS API we’ve made everything simple.

Bulk SMS Gateway

Send a single SMS or thousands using our SMS messaging gateway.

Web Based SMS

Enjoy the flexibility of SMS messaging, anywhere in the world from your computer.

Send Promotions, Reminders And Alerts

Drive sales and send important updates.

Try Our SMS Service Free

Unlimited access. Includes free SMS credits. No credit card required.

Our SMS Service Supports

Bulk SMS

Send an SMS campaign to any mobile phone globally using our platform. Learn more about our Bulk SMS service.

SMS Gateway API

Integrate our SMS message features into your existing software so you can manage your customers and SMS all inside one familiar interface. Learn more about our SMS Gateway and SMS API.

Email To SMS

160 uses an email to SMS gateway which means you can send SMS messages from any email account. There’s nothing to install or configure. Learn more about Email To SMS.

SMS Marketing

Drive sales and scale your marketing campaigns using bulk SMS marketing. Perfect for lead generation, reactivation, recovering lost sales, boosting other marketing channels, and more. Learn more about SMS Marketing.

Online SMS

Our platform is 100% online which means you can access our platform from anywhere on any device. Learn more about our SMS Online Service.

Virtual SMS Number

Order your own virtual SMS number so you can have complete control over your communications.

SMS Solutions

SMS is used in virtually every industry to help communicate with teams and customers.

Target the right customers with personalised SMS campaigns. SMS works great for:
  • Product launches
  • Product awareness campaigns
  • Targeted offers
  • Clearance sales
  • VIP closed door offers
  • Rewards program
  • Payment reminders
  • Delivery updates
  • “Product is now in stock” Updates
  • Handle customer service queries

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Generate customer subscribers, send out promotions and communicate with employees.
  • Reservation reminders
  • Upcoming special events (wine tasting, classes, etc.)
  • Promotions and coupons
  • Updates (new seasonal menu, new produce, etc.)
  • Competitions
  • Loyalty programs
  • Staff rostering

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Send text messages to communicate with teaching staff, students as well as parents.
  • Enrolment information
  • School fee reminders
  • Class times (updates, cancellations, etc.)
  • Parent newsletters
  • School and parents emergency alerts
  • Child updates
  • Exam dates and times
  • Attendance confirmations

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Keep people up to date at both a company-wide and individual level.
  • Roster updates and notifications
  • Shift reminders and announcements
  • Interview reminders and notifications
  • Staff coordination

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Keep club members in the loop about sporting activities.
  • Pick-up / drop off reminders
  • Practice reminders
  • Sporting results
  • Pratice availability
  • Trial results / Team selection
  • Special announcements
  • Event reminders

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SMS is valuable for professionals in different health sectors.
  • Reduce no-shows
  • Staff rostering
  • Medication reminders
  • Handle customer service inquiries

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Provide added security and updates effectively.
  • Timley customer text alerts
  • Security and fraud notification
  • Two-factor security
  • One-time passwords
  • Promotions
  • 2 Way SMS

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SMS can help real estate agents and property managers keep home owners, renters and buyers updated instantly.
  • New home listings
  • Appointment reminders
  • Lead generation
  • Property management inspections
  • Payment reminders
  • Send rent reminders
  • Keep tenants updated
  • Send appointment reminders
  • Improve open for inspection attendance rates

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Standard Features & Benefits Included

Online-Based Text Messages

Personalised Messaging Tags

Bulk SMS

Sub-User Accounts

Delivery Reports

Highly Secure Messaging

International coverage

Replies Sent To Mobile Or Email

Unlimited Contact Groups

SMS Scheduling

Keyword Opt-In & Opt-Out

API Integration

2 Way SMS Messages

Export Text Messages To CSV

Email to SMS

Custom Sender ID

100% Delivery Guarantee

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SMS Pricing And Packages

TXT 100 SMS PACKAGE$7.95

  • Text Any Mobile In Australia And Overseas
  • No Hidden Fees Or Contracts
  • 100% Delivery Guarantee
  • Full Customer & Tech Support
  • Highly Secure SMS Platform
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TXT 350 SMS PACKAGE$24.95

  • Text Any Mobile In Australia And Overseas
  • No Hidden Fees Or Contracts
  • 100% Delivery Guarantee
  • Full Customer & Tech Support
  • Highly Secure SMS Platform
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TXT 1500 SMS PACKAGE$99.99

  • Text Any Mobile In Australia And Overseas
  • No Hidden Fees Or Contracts
  • 100% Delivery Guarantee
  • Full Customer & Tech Support
  • Highly Secure SMS Platform
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TXT 2000 SMS PACKAGE$124.95

  • Text Any Mobile In Australia And Overseas
  • No Hidden Fees Or Contracts
  • 100% Delivery Guarantee
  • Full Customer & Tech Support
  • Highly Secure SMS Platform
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TXT 5000 SMS PACKAGE$297.50

  • Text Any Mobile In Australia And Overseas
  • No Hidden Fees Or Contracts
  • 100% Delivery Guarantee
  • Full Customer & Tech Support
  • Highly Secure SMS Platform
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Please note: credits never expire as long as you send 1 SMS every 6 months.

Why Choose 160?

Easy To Use Service

Our bulk SMS platform is designed with simplicity in mind so anyone can master it quickly.

Access From Anywhere

100% cloud-based SMS service that works from any location and any device.

Operating Since 2000

160 has been providing SMS solutions since 2000.

No Monthly Fees

No monthly surcharges, hidden account fees or contracts.

Enterprise-Level Security

Our technology is kept in a high-security data centre.

API Integration

Plug SMS features into your current software with our SMS API.

GET SENDING FOR FREE!

Register for your free account and try our SMS service free.

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FAQ

“SMS” is an abbreviation for “Short Message Service” — otherwise known as a “text message” or “texting”. It’s a form of text communication via cellular phone; you’re able to send a message to a friend, colleague or prospective customer without needing to call them.

SMS technology is a by-product of previous innovations, such as the telegram. During the early days of cellular communication, technology was a far cry from where it is today. In fact, making a simple phone call was not only shockingly expensive but inferior battery technology meant that even the shortest of calls would quickly drain the life from your battery. SMS was seen as a perfect solution to side-step these issues.

Sending a text message was fast, cheap and an incredibly effective method of communication since you were forced to a limited number of characters.

Though conceptualised as far back as 1986, the first text wouldn’t be sent until 1992. However, the medium would soon prove extremely popular over the next few years. It’s not an exaggeration to say that the convenience of text messaging helped breed the modern popularity of the mobile phone. SMS is global in its popularity, even in a world where smartphones are far more prevalent. Today, many modern phone plans allow individual users to send free SMS in Australia, and international texting is also common.

An SMS service can be used for a number of different purposes, both personal and business. At a personal level, people may use them to send en masse messages to friends and family, particularly if they’re organising a large-scale event or simply need to provide updates to a large number of people. Businesses, on the other hand, often use SMS for internal communications and also for external marketing.

All of these forms of communication can be very effective — but if you’re just doing them from your phone and don’t have a virtual SMS number, it can be pretty expensive. Here at 160.com.au, we can provide you with all the tools you need to send bulk SMS across Australia or to send SMS to a global audience, including an SMS online program. You can browse our help guides to learn more.

No, an individual SMS doesn’t consume data for the sender or the recipient. However, an SMS that is longer than the standard 160 characters or incorporates emojis, photos or web links will use data for both the sender and the recipient. These are commonly known as an MMS or “Multimedia Message Service”.

At 160.com.au, we use a text-based SMS service rather than an MMS one; it’s easier to guarantee that your message will actually be received by your intended audience, without concerns around data usage. However, we can offer email to SMS services, thanks to our SMS gateway. When you’re sending bulk SMS, you use our SMS online program, which allows you to easily personalise, customise and keep track of the messages that you send.

Legislation has tightened in Australia around SMS and phone marketing in recent years. That’s why it’s important to provide an opt-out option for business-related SMS. Our SMS online FAQ explains how you can easily set one up for your business.

We have a free trial period, so you can actually get started today! And if you have any additional questions about the services we provide, make sure that you give us a call on 1800 671 823. We’ll be more than happy to talk you through any queries you may have.

Questions?

Call our SMS support team on 1800 671 823 or see our FAQ page.
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