Cheap Bulk SMS Service Provider Comparison

There are many cheap bulk SMS service providers in USA and overseas which makes it more reason to for the right company that is both cheap in terms of pricing and offers mass texting in an effective and efficient manner. Finding the types of services that American businesses and organisations needs from a cheap bulk SMS service provider takes some time to understand the variety of features offered to send on mass SMS messages for mid scale to large scale SMS campaigns. Alot of research is required to understand all the conditions for distribution and a good appreciation of the critical factors such as features, price, reliability, reputation and certification such as ISO27001 and ISO 9001 for quality and security

Many American companies are quickly learning the benefits of using a text messaging service for their organisations. Cheap, bulk SMS  services are commonly associated with marketing campaigns, staff information to providing special deals to customers who opt-in to receive special deals and alerts.

A SMS Provider Comparison table has been developed to make it easier for you to appreciate the variety of features offered by the top cheap sms bulk providers in USA.

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From the analysis of comparison table  provided, Burst SMS is considered to offer the best value.

What do American SMS providers offer?

There are numerous bulk SMS American providers that will provide the service with ease of distribution at a valued cheap rate of charges. By providing a database of clients, customers, consumers, staff or general public, the whole process takes only a few minutes from start to finish. From then onwards, it will only take just a few seconds to send an SMS, whether the database contains hundreds or even thousands of contacts. It is a friendly and efficient way of communication.

Within USA there are two set of bulk SMS providers:
1) Premium Bulk Text Message Companies offering high reliability and fast SMS execution at higher prices.
2) Cheap Bulk Text Message Companies offering low prices but reliability may be lower and delivery may take a longer period of time.

The names of cheap bulk SMS service providers in USA are large and varied and therefore you need to be discerning as to what are good, reliable and service orientated companies to engage. The details below are presented for your consideration. Examples of such top SMS cheap providers include BurstSMS, SMS Broadcast, SMS Tech, ClickSend and DirectSMS. They are presented on the Comparison Table that has been developed for your assistance in comparing a best set of features considered by your organisation to be important to you.

There are a number of key selection criteria that are considered when choosing the most appropriate cheap provider to distribute your sms text messages. They include distribution, price, features, service support, reliability, present clients, and promotional offers.

Distribution and Features

The following details will make you better aware of the features that each cheap sms bulk service providers has to offer your organisation.

The advantage to sending a mass text message through one of the bulk SMS provider selected for you is that there is no software required to download or install. This is because these providers are totally web based which means that the only requirement is a web browser and internet access.

One needs to realise that SMS distribution is an effective two way process. The organisation needs to know that the bulk sms provider can send a message to a bulk target audience and then can receive responses back that can be reviewed on the web or forwarded to the organisation specific email address. This way, an organisation or a company can know promptly the responses to the message sent out.

The overall benefit is the peace of mind that any cheap bulk sms provider has the ability to track sms so as to find out if the text message has been received on the recipient’s mobile phone. This means that a record of all incoming and outgoing SMS can be noted and ensure a delivery tracking analysis is recorded on any marketing or communication campaigns. The records can be exported onto Excel spreadsheet for easy evaluation.

The cheap bulk SMS companies listed run high speed gateway connections to suppliers which means that they have the capacity to cater for high volume clients that require large SMS volume to be sent within a short time frame. They can provide detailed delivery reports which show bounces of messages sent through the API or online platform.

A number of these nominated SMS companies outlined will ensure messages are anti-SPAM compliant. One of their services cleans a SMS contact list when it is imported and can be reformat when they are in different styles. Some have an auto-opt out for clients with free access to their pool of shared virtual reply numbers.

From the selection criteria presented to you on features that would help you make a logical and clear decision, a graphical representation table has been prepared. As you will see, Burst SMS has the optimal features of the five top SMS Bulk providers listed. It ranges from more than 90 out of a 100 which indicates an excellent group of features. This is closely followed by SMS Tech with a range of 89 out of a 100. The other three SMS Bulk providers do have a reasonably good range of features with added value and should not be avoided because they are 20 or more lower than the top sms provider with respect to features offered.

Pricing of Services

The price variation shows that a number of cheap bulk sms service providers are leaning towards lower volume distribution while a number of other providers offer better pricing for a larger distribution. It is to the client or prospective client benfit to check around and see what competing bulk sms providers have to offer in terms of charges.

To clarify this position on pricing, let’s compare different service providers charges. Dependent on the volume of text messages distributed over a period of a month, the charges can vary whether it be 500+, 10 000+, 100 000+, 500 000+ to 1 000 000+ message per month. For lower volumes, the pricing structure incurred by different providers will vary from around 9c per message to 7c per message. That’s a 20% difference in charges. While with larger volume distribution, around 100,000+ that are sent on an average monthly basis, the costs will range from 5.5c per message to 8.1c per message, a significant difference between companies of around 30%. With large scale distribution of one million or more text messages sent on an average monthly basis, the cheapest quote is 4.7c per message while the dearest quote of 7.1c per message, that’s around 30% price variation.

The table presented shows you the pricing structure of major cheap bulk SMS service providers in USA.

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Taking a graphical representation as shown provided below, one can see on a rating of 0 to 100, where 0 is non existent to 100 an excellent service, SMS Broadcast has the best SMS pricing range for the dissemination of text messages during a month period.  This is followed by ClickSend which has also a very good comparable costing structure. This is followed by BurstSMS with a rating of 74 out of a 100. With the other two providers,  the range of messages distributed per month , both SMS Tech and Direct SMS  are not comparable in prices compared the other bulk SMS providers outlined.


Of course, there is a need for reliable and reputable companies to send cheap bulk texts to customers, clients, staff or any groups that need to be communicated. One the criteria for selecting an appropriate provider is that it can assure the client that it can schedule a SMS transmission at set times. It is a matter of scheduling so as to provide reminders for appointments or important dates to customers, clients, or staff.  Alternatively, schedule a text message in advance when the company wants to introduce or promote a marketing or communication campaign.

Numerous SMS service providers discussed do have an uptime guarantee of 99% uptime to 99.9% or 100% uptime with Service Level Guarantee as part of their overall assurance.

Again, using the overall selection criteria  considered to be imperative from a reliability perspective, the graphical table representation shown below, it is pleasing to note that all these cheap bulk sms service providers offer a very reliable service to clients. They are regarded as all near excellent with a range from 98 to 100 which means that they meet clients, customers and staff expectation of providing mass text information in a reliable and efficient manner.

Customer Service and Reputation

It is one thing to offer a range of features and relatively cheap prices, it is another thing to know that there is, with most cheap sms bulk providers, a nearby customer support centre available in USA to answer queries or assist with the distribution of text messages. It is this factor that has large reputable American and multinational companies being clients of bulk sms American providers. A list of some of the clients can be viewed on the providers’ websites or on Comparison Table.

Many Bulk SMS companies provide a promotional offer so that possible clients can be provided with a free trial to review its effectiveness as well as the efficiency of the service. Such free trials vary from 5 free SMS to 60 free SMS.

Uisng the basis of the graphical table representation, it can be seen that both SMS Tech and Burst SMS are standouts in terms of reputation and customer service with a range from 97 to 100. This is excellent from a client’s point of view. However the other providers do follow relatively closely which are SMS Broadcast with an 86 and then ClickSend with 78 out of a 100. Direct SMS has a lower rating of 59 out of a 100.

About Bulk SMS USA Comparison Table

A Bulk SMS Provider USA Comparison Table has been developed and available for readers to use. The authors, having worked with some of the leading cheap bulk SMS USA service providers in the past, and have evaluated the key information using a number of key selection criteria (as stated above) to ensure a fair, unbiased and equitable overview of the services offered by a number of these leading providers.

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It should be stressed that the comparison table has being manually formulated and analysed providers’ websites may change their prices and features without notice so it is recommended that readers should double check prices and features prior to purchasing these cheap mass SMS products. If you have any information on this comparison table that appears to be inaccurate or needs to be updated, please use the ‘contact us’ section to notify the owners of the site. They will aim to have the change made as soon as possible.

The Comparison Table is provided for free to assist you however a commission may be given from the provider’s site if you click through their website and engage their services. There are no forms of advertising on this site and the authors have made price and other key features the selection elements that have led to the recommendations made on the site.

The authors understand just how hard it is to complete a full comparison of cheap SMS Bulk service providers in USA. With so many SMS companies in USA, pricing structures and delivery networks it can take days to weeks to find the right provider for you. Having worked with some of the leading SMS USA providers in the past, the key information that American businesses needed were collected from individual American SMS providers websites and inserted into the SMS Comparison Table.

This page was last updated on 18 December 2015.

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