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Two decades of SMS continuance

- 5 MIN READ - 30 Nov 2012

We have seen remarkable evolution of text messaging for around 20 years and more importantly – have learned a lot along the way. The very first SMS was sent by a 22 year old British engineer Neil Papworth on 3rd of December 1992 wishing Richard Jarvis Merry Christmas. The occasion set off a revolution in the way we connect today and evolved text messaging since then. For years SMS has been used ingeniously and extensively across the world and plain simplicity of text messaging technology have had an incredible impact across all continents.

In seconds for pennies

Today SMS lets you communicate with your customers in seconds for pennies offering new untapped opportunities for businesses and brands. Over the years SMS has proven itself to be one of the most popular, widely-used and ubiquitous forms of communication. It’s the way to enhance your main business activities and build your brand awareness by leveraging SMS as an engagement channel to drive your business.

20 years and counting

Text messaging has been widely accessible for 20 years and still going strong as one of the mostly used forms of data communication. Happy twentieth anniversary!

It’s time to send a happy birthday SMS message.

Mārcis Jurisons

Mārcis Jurisons - COO

Marcis is the co-founder and CRO of Messente. He is also responsible for making sure that there is an alignment between company's revenue-related operations, including sales, growth and business development.

Startup Conferences: What’s the point? (Slush 2017)

20 Oct 2017

With Slush coming up in about a month, it’s a good time ponder the purpose of large startup conferences. Many entrepreneurs head to conferences, like Slush, around the world and throughout the year looking for investments from venture capitalists and angel investors, yet there’s a lot more to gain from startup conferences. Think about it: there will be over 17,000 motivated and creative people in one place at one time. Get creative and gain as much as you can out of the experience.

Yuriy Mikitchenko

Yuriy Mikitchenko

The economics behind undelivered, failed SMS messages    

17 Oct 2017

The cost and full impact of undelivered or failed messages isn’t immediately clear. The financial impact is not simply the combination of the failed SMS and the cost to resend the message, which isn’t very much at times. There are other indirect costs that result from undelivered SMS messages that matter from a financial perspective. Let’s take a deeper look into the ripple effect of undelivered messages, which make the reasons behind our focus on SMS delivery quality even more clear.

Here are a few examples.

Uku Tomikas

Uku Tomikas

Fraud and Security: 2FA Considerations for PSD2

10 Oct 2017

The second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is less than three months away from enforcement. While the regulation’s text is lengthy, a key component of the law is its extended reach in comparison to the first directive. PSD2 applies to all payment service providers and affiliates, including account information service providers and payment initiation service providers. In addition, the law applies when at least one part of the transaction is in the European Union. This means that payment service providers and their affiliates outside of the EU must comply with the law when the payer is in the EU. The additional geographical reach guarantees the same level of security expectations for all EU residents regardless of the location of the payment service provider.

Raili Liiva

Raili Liiva

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