Is there anyone out there who hasn’t used SMS? It’s possibly the most prevalent form of communication. With over 65% of the world’s population using SMS, the technology is going strong 28 years after its invention. With its standardized communication protocols to enable mobile devices to exchange short text messages, it can reach out to the oldest models of mobile phones so businesses still rely on SMS for transactional messages.

If you’re a company considering using SMS for business the two biggest decisions you’ll need to make are the type of number you want for your business and the company which will provide SMS sending capabilities.

In the following infographic, respond.io illustrates the types of SMS sender ID, the price determinants of SMS sender ID, SMS regulations, SMS opt-in and SMS opt-out best practices as well as the restrictions of SMS messaging for Business SMS. This includes SMS character limits for GSM and Unicode characters, rate limit and geographical restrictions.

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Infographic Source: Business SMS