If you think the general acceptance of WhatsApp and Facebook messengers means the death of traditional text message a.k.a SMS in Nigeria then think again.
It might be in the future, not now because the use of SMS in Nigeria is still on the high side, particularly bulk SMS as it is an inexpensive way to reach thousands of people without thinking of their access to the Internet.
Churches, businesses, committees or even ceremony organizers make use of bulk SMS in Nigeria to reach their contacts. These had led to the proliferation of affordable bulk SMS service providers in Nigeria and as such, it is difficult to handpick the one for the job.
Nigerian Infopedia has researched how to Send Free Bulk SMS in Nigeria and provided and list of top 10 best bulk SMS service providers in the country. It is important to note that price is not necessarily the only criteria, you also need to consider the number of contacts you can send the SMS to at once and other factors.
List of 10 Best free Bulk SMS Sites in Nigeria
Multitexter is one of the best free bulk SMS sites in Nigeria that mean business. With a mobile app and a good customer service relation, you’re sure to get what you deserve. Their website is www.multitexter.com.
They provide bulk SMS services to individuals, corporate organizations and NGOs alike. Multitexter price for a unit is as low as 1.35 naira per unit if you are buying over 499,999 units and a maximum of 1.90 naira per unit if you are buying between 200 to 4,999 units.
#2. 50Kobo RapidSMS
50kobo RapidSMS ((www.50kobo.com) is one of the most reliable and best bulk SMS sites in Nigeria at the moment.
Their price per unit ranges from as low as 1.55 naira per SMS if you are buying over 499,999 units and a maximum of 1.90 per SMS if you are buying between 100 to 4,999 units.
Xwireless (www.xwireless.net) is according to some people the best free bulk SMS site in Nigeria. They have some features such as the excel plugin and number extractor which is handy when you need to pull out numbers from any document.
They have a friendly user interface which aids user experience. The SMS prices starts at N0.89 per SMS for volume between 1 to 9,999 and as low as N0.73 for a minimum volume of 10,000,000 units.
#4. SMS Live 247
SMSLive247 (www.smslive247.com) is one of the leading free bulk SMS sites in Nigeria offering simple and reliable bulk SMS connectivity to 650 networks in over 210 countries via HTTP, SMPP, XML SMS API.
Their price for a unit is as low as 1.35 naira per unit if you are buying over 999,999 units and a maximum of 1.95 kobo per unit if you are buying over 99 units.
#5. SMS Grace
SMS Grace (www.smsgrace.com) gives you the complete freedom to send SMS messages from anywhere in the world where you have access to a web browser and internet connection.
The price for a unit is as low as 85 kobo per unit if you are buying over 6,999,999 units and maximum of 1.75 naira per unit if you are buying between 1 to 4999 units. ALSO READ Current Nigerian Ambassadors And Their Assigned Countries: Full List
#6. SMS Mobile 24
This free bulk SMS site (www.smsmobile24.com) among other features, offers you the opportunity of becoming a VIP member by paying a one-time subscription fee of 2,500. This membership offers you the opportunity to buy SMS at a flat rate of 85 kobo for 500 units and above.
However, for their normal service, their price for a unit is as low as 65 kobo per unit if you are buying over 99,999,999 units and a maximum of 97 kobo per unit if you are buying 500 to 999 units.
#7. Bulk SMS Nigeria
This is one of the most reliable in the country and also have a solid presence on search engines. As a result, it website www.bulksmsnigeria.net enjoy patronage.
The site has many payment options and as well as SMS API. For Re-sellers, the price is as low as N1.45 for 500,000 to 5,000,000 units. For end-users, their price starts at N2 per unit for less than 999 units to as low as NN1.45 for 500,000 to 5,000,000 units.
#8. Ara Text
Ara text (www.aratext.com) allows you to buy SMS for as low as 1.80 naira per SMS if you are buying SMS of between 99,000 to 500,000 units and a maximum of 2.50 naira if you are buying SMS of between 1,200 and 9,999 units.
#9. Gold SMS 247
Gold SMS 247 (www.goldsms247.com) is one of the cheapest SMS service providers in Nigeria
They allow you to buy SMS as low as 82 kobo per SMS if you are buying above 999,999 units and maximum of 88 kobo per SMS for 100 to 2,999 units.
#10. Smart SMS Solutions
Smart SMS Solutions (www.smartsmssolutions) made it to the list. Their price for a unit by this SMS service provider is as low as 1.35 naira per unit if you are buying over 99,999 units and a maximum of 1.50 naira per unit if you are buying between 1 to 9,999 units.
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