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davep
11-07-2011, 06:45 PM
I have a client with limited budget and relatively small mailing list. Hoping to find a solution like MailChimp or Campaign Monitor that'll let them manage one list and send out emails and SMS.

Alternatively, it'd be great if you can recommend SMS sending services.

nuthin
12-07-2011, 01:16 PM
www.aweber.com is quite good from what I remember of it for email. Don't know about SMS though.

I did read this though - http://www.ehow.com/how_8651608_can-sms-messages-aweber-list.html

Must be some sort of integration with it.

madpilot
12-07-2011, 01:30 PM
I use http://www.smsglobal.com.au

You can send to groups too apparently - there is a template facility that allows you to substitute names. So, not as powerful as CM, it might do the trick?

madpilot
12-07-2011, 03:10 PM
Weirdly, between posting that response and now, I had a customer ask for this same thing, and it may be possible to do it all from campaign monitor.

SMSGlobal offers an email to SMS gateway, so you could load up your SMS distribution list in Campaign Monitor (the format is [email protected]) and then send a text only email that is less than 160 characters to that list. You do get charged for the campaign and the SMS send out, and you won't be able to track it, but it should fit all the other criteria you have.

http://www.smsglobal.com/en-au/sms/email_to_sms.php

davep
12-07-2011, 03:45 PM
Nice one, thanks for that.

madpilot
13-07-2011, 07:50 PM
Initial tests suggest this might not work, but I'll keep you posted :)