SMS Competitions / Voting Lines

Start Your Promotional SMS Competition or Voting Line in Seconds

Step 1.
Register a free SMSS Account (You’ll also receive a Bulk SMS Account with free SMS credits)

Step 2.
Request your own keyword.  (The word people will send to 45633 to participate)
Participants will receive a reply SMS confirmation when they SMS to your keyword

Step 3.
Test your keyword once its been set up
Quick Test: Sms LIS to 45633 (R1.50 Rate SMS)

Step 4.
Start and market your competition via any media you choose
To ensure you remain within regulations, visit SMSCA (Sms Competition & Campaign Association)

The maximum price band allowed for a SMS Competition is R1.50 per SMS. Voting Lines may have a higher price per SMS.
Our payouts are reflected as Vat Excluded
For a detailed list of MT message costs, please see our PRICES

On a SHARED Short Code, you need a KEYWORD to identify your campaign.
When a person SMS your keyword to a Short Code (e.g. 45633) it’s called a premium SMS
The sender pays a certain price e.g. R1.50 per SMS.
Mostly used to run SMS competitions, database creation or SMS voting, etc.
Sender receives an automated reply SMS (Quick test: Sms LIS to 45633) (R1.50)
Revenue share is accumulated every time a message is sent to your keyword

Keyword Pricing
1. Set-Up fee: R1499.00 (VAT Excl)
2. Monthly rental: R199.00 (VAT Excl)
3. 1st Month payable in advance
4. Stop your keyword rental any time with one month’s notice
5. Total initially payable: R1952.70 (Vat Included)

For extra keywords, the price is R600 (VAT Excl) set-up and R99.00 (VAT Excl) per month

Set-Up Time: Immediate (within a few minutes)

1. Unlimited Sub-keywords: FREE
2. Automated reply SMS set-up for keyword: FREE
3. Automated reply SMS set-up for sub-keywords: FREE
4. Automated reply EMAIL set-up: FREE
5. Automated notification EMAIL set-up for each keyword: FREE
6. Automated URL forwarding & set-up: FREE
7. No hidden costs
8. Set-up takes only a few minutes
9. All Cell Numbers and Incoming SMS Messages stored automatically in Opt-In database
10. Auto-reply SMS messages can be edited at any time
11. Full Control and Management of Keywords, Auto-Reply Messages and SMS Content

Buy a Keyword now: (Click on Buy Now button below)



Switching Fee: R0.12 MT SMS Charge: R0.16 to R0.28

        • If less than 500 messages are received, the revenue for that month will be kept by SMSS to cover costs. Prolonged periods of volumes below the indicated thresholds or no activity will result in re-allocation or de-activation of a short code or keyword
        • Revenues will be paid to you after 90 days depending on when the operator pays SMSS. We charge a small switching fee for each inbound message that you receive and for each automated reply SMS. In addition a once-off setup fee and no monthly fees are charged for keywords or sub-keywords. A fixed monthly rental fee is charged for dedicated short codes. These charges depend on the country and number type you choose. Revenue share available in the SA and Namibia only