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Telerivet has always made it easy for organizations to send SMS messages to groups of contacts. Some businesses use Telerivet to send notifications to groups of employees, other organizations use Telerivet for sending SMS polls, and others send SMS to notify their customers of special deals. We've designed Telerivet to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at Telerivet Blog
2015 has been a big year for Telerivet. We launched many new features and improvements this year, making Telerivet an even more powerful platform for mobile messaging. In case you missed it, here are a few of the biggest new features: Airtime Transfer and Top-up Powerful features for contact management... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2015 at Telerivet Blog
If you have an existing database of phone numbers, and you want to send SMS messages to them, it's easy to import the contact information into Telerivet. But how can you know if the phone numbers you've collected are actually valid, or whether they're mobile numbers capable of receiving SMS?... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2015 at Telerivet Blog
Today, Telerivet is excited to make it dramatically easier for anyone to create your own automated SMS system. Without needing to hire a programmer or write a single line of code, you can easily create your interactive messaging service just by building an intuitive, visual flowchart. Each action in your... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2015 at Telerivet Blog
Telerivet’s mobile messaging platform now has a new feature – airtime transfer. On over 450 mobile networks in more than 120 countries worldwide, Telerivet users can transfer airtime to help power their business operations, messaging services, community outreach, and marketing campaigns. If you use the Telerivet Android app to send... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Telerivet Blog
We launched a huge upgrade to Telerivet this week, with several new features that make it easier than ever to manage and engage your organization’s mobile messaging contacts. Here's what's new: Full-text contact search While the new search box looks the same as before, it’s much more powerful under the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Telerivet Blog
East Africa is one of Telerivet's larger user hubs, and this February we visited some of our customers in Tanzania to see how they use Telerivet, and to get ideas and suggestions for how to improve the service. We're happy to announce that we've already launched several of their ideas... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Telerivet Blog
Organizations all over the world use Telerivet for mission critical communication. We take system reliability very seriously, and we know that our customers rely on Telerivet to be available all the time – 24 hours a day, 365 (or 366) days a year. For the past 3 years, Telerivet has... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Telerivet Blog
Telerivet is thrilled to announce our new strategic partnership with Nexmo. Nexmo is an industry-leading cloud communications company that provides APIs for sending and receiving SMS text messages worldwide. The new partnership offers a deeper integration between Telerivet and Nexmo's global SMS services, making it even easier for businesses and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at Telerivet Blog
We’ve just launched big new improvements to the Messages page in Telerivet -- including one of the most-requested features of all-time: full-text search! Search your message history Telerivet finally has a search box! You can easily search for words in the text of any message, as well as contact names.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Telerivet Blog
In many developing countries, where most business transactions have historically been conducted with cash, mobile payment systems like M-Pesa have rapidly transformed the way goods and services are bought and sold. Instead of carrying cash everywhere, you can now pay with your mobile phone – and unlike Google Wallet or... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Telerivet Blog
For as long as we've used the web, the humble password has been the gatekeeper of our private data online. But a password is a fragile layer of protection. For example: Keylogger viruses could read your password as you type it in. If you reuse the same password for multiple... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Telerivet Blog
Telerivet’s new Developer Platform is here! We’re excited to launch our new and improved APIs and developer tools, which make it easier than ever for developers to build custom mobile messaging services and automate their SMS communication anywhere in the world. Over the past two years, thousands of organizations and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Telerivet Blog
Telerivet has seen amazing growth over the past few years, largely driven by our own user community. When our users find success with Telerivet, many of them tell friends and colleagues who are looking to implement mobile messaging in their own organization. Now we're excited to launch a referral program... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at Telerivet Blog
Like many online services, we at Telerivet spent much of last week responding to the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability (see our post-mortem here). While the lessons of Heartbleed are still fresh in our minds, now is the time for the software community to consider how we can improve our collective security... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at Telerivet Blog
Last Monday, a major security vulnerability called “Heartbleed” was announced in OpenSSL, security software that is widely used by web services in order to protect the privacy of communication on the internet. The Heartbleed bug affected many internet services -- including Google and Yahoo -- making it possible for their... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at Telerivet Blog
One of Telerivet’s most popular features is the ability to easily conduct polls and surveys via SMS or missed calls, anywhere in the world. For example, Farm Radio International, in partnership with dozens of radio broadcasters, has already used Telerivet to gather over 150,000 votes from radio listeners across Africa.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Telerivet Blog
You asked for it and we delivered! At the request of several organizations conducting mHealth projects—including the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action—we’re excited to unveil new tools that will make Telerivet even more useful for organizations conducting maternal or infant health campaigns, and for many other businesses and NGOs too.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at Telerivet Blog
To kick off 2014, we’re excited to announce that beginning today, customers around the world will have access to the most powerful, intuitive, and visually stunning version of Telerivet we’ve ever built. And it’s not just a facelift—it’s an entire engine overhaul. Customer feedback has been central to our work... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at Telerivet Blog
We just released a new version of the Android app that lets you send even more SMS messages per hour. We just added 7 additional SMS expansion packs, giving Telerivet Android app users access to download 16 SMS expansion packs total. With these additional expansion packs, you can now send... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2013 at Telerivet Blog
It's been a couple months since our last blog post, but that doesn't mean nothing's been happening here at Telerivet -- it just means we've been so busy we haven't had time to write about it! In December, Telerivet closed our first round of outside investment, led by Javelin Venture... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2013 at Telerivet Blog
Software developers like Telerivet face a number of unique challenges when designing and deploying software for users in developing countries: sporadic power and internet connectivity language barriers devices ranging from feature phones to smartphones to PCs older computers, phones, and browsers users with less computer experience higher latency and lower... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2012 at Telerivet Blog
Using Telerivet's Android app as an SMS gateway is certainly more convenient than alternatives like connecting a GSM modem to a computer. However, using Telerivet's Android app does require some care on your part. You need to: keep the Android phone powered on, make sure it has internet connectivity, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2012 at Telerivet Blog
Welcome to Telerivet's new blog! In the coming weeks/months/years, we'll be using this space to introduce new features and service updates, share tips and tutorials, profile organizations using Telerivet in interesting ways, and discuss our thoughts on the mobile ecosystem in general. As we post new updates here, we'll tweet... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2012 at Telerivet Blog
From 3:23 AM PDT until 3:56 AM PDT on August 24, Telerivet experienced high error rates with network connectivity in our datacenter, preventing connections to both our primary and secondary database servers. Datacenter personnel reported that this was due to an unexpected networking issue at their facility unrelated to Telerivet,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2012 at Telerivet Status