A2P stands for Application to Person messaging. These are messages that are sent from an application to a person, for example, One Time Passwords, bank alerts, or booking confirmations by means of API or Web App.
An AI chatbot is a piece of software that interacts with a human through written language. It is often embedded in web pages or other digital applications to answer customer inquiries without the need for human agents, thus providing affordable effortless customer service.
The sender ID refers to the "from", so who has sent the message. This can be alpha (containing characters and numbers), numeric (only numbers), or a numeric shortcode.
An API, or Application Programming Interface, makes the functions of a computer program available to another computer program. APIs operate in the background of software applications and are invisible to users.
Within the Mobile Marketing Cloud, you'll find CM.com's Campaigns: the perfect tool to build and manage your mobile SMS campaigns, both manually and automated.
Direct Carrier Billing is an online payment method that allows users to make a purchase by charging payments to their mobile phone bill. Carrier Billing is available for all consumers with a mobile device containing a SIM card.
A CDP or Customer Data Platform is a software that collects customer touchpoints and interactions with your product or service from various channels and sources. It aggregates all this data from multiple sources to create a unified profile of each customer.
Conversational AI (artificial intelligence) technology enables computers to engage in natural-sounding text conversations with customers. When chatbot interactions seem natural, consumers feel like they are having an organic social interaction.
Conversational commerce is the idea of enabling consumers to shop and communicate with brands through messaging channels, voice, and chat. Brands can implement conversational commerce using technology like chatbots, social messaging or virtual assistants.
CPaaS stands for Communications Platform as a Service. It is a cloud-based delivery platform that enables businesses to add real-time Communication Channels (SMS, Voice, and Conversational Channels) to their applications with the use of APIs.
Customer service software is the program or platform a business uses to manage its customer service channels. The best customer service software helps brands manage, prioritize, and handle requests and complaints from customers - from any location, at any time, via the customer’s preferred channel.
A digital signature guarantees that an electronic document is authentic. It is an encrypted digital code appended to an electronic document to verify that it was created by a known source and has not been altered.
A DLR refers to a status of a sent message. Once the message has been received (or not) within the 48-hour retry range, the sender (company or aggregator) receives a Delivery Status Report with detailed information about the processed message.
Dual Tone Multi-Frequency is a method often used in IVR systems to choose menu items or enter codes. DTMF is widely used for telecommunication signaling over analog telephone lines in voice-frequency bands and is used in push-button telephones for tone dialing.
An electronic signature, also known as an e-signature, is a digital version of the paper-based method of signing signatures. It allows a person to electronically add a signature to a digital contract or document, thereby removing the need for ink and paper.
Within the Mobile Marketing Cloud, you'll find CM.com's Email Campaigns: the perfect tool to create and personalize emails, easily A/B-test those emails and send email campaigns in bulk.
Mail SMS is an email to SMS app that converts standard emails into text messages. By using your own email client, turning email into SMS is as easy as sending an email. You can use every email program to send SMS messages from your Online SMS Gateway account.
External Short Messaging Entities or ESMEs are external applications that connect to SMS services for sending and receiving SMS messages. Examples of ESME’s are voting systems or automated marketing messages.
Fake DLR’s are a known problem amongst aggregators. In a fake DLR, the supplier of a connection falsely reports a successful delivery to an end-user device. This results in a loss of money because companies pay for messages that are never delivered on a handset.
A FAQ chatbot can be used to automate answers to some of the more common questions your organization may be asked. These types of questions can be a huge drain on your customer service team and often involve repetitive, copy & paste answers that are more easily and efficiently managed by a machine.
First-party data is customer data collected with consent and owned directly by your company (the data controller). It is a valuable source of customer insight in the age of data privacy, as regulations and security measures now make other types of data less secure, accurate, and reliable.
The General Data Protection Regulation is a EU regulation that prescribes what precautionary measures companies must take to protect citizens from privacy and data breaches, including how to handle breach notifications.
Home Location Register (HLR) is an MNO database containing all information related to a mobile subscriber’s device. CM.com uses HLR for its Number Lookup feature, allowing you to verify number information and prevent fraud.
Hybrid messaging enables you to send push messages with SMS as a fall-back. Mobile messages will be sent via cost-effective push messaging. If the receiver doesn’t have your app installed or is offline, the message is sent via SMS. This way you’ll realize the highest reach at the lowest cost.
International mobile subscriber identity, unique for every SIM card. The IMSI code is related to one SIM card, so even if the phone number is used again by another user, the sim card will be printed again and with that, it will receive a new IMSI Code.
A live event chatbot allows customers to get quick answers to their questions before, during, and after a live event. Moreover, it can enhance the experience of your visitors. Offer support, exclusive content, deals, entertainment, or notifications to not miss out on must-sees at the event.
A Long Code or Long Number is a standard-length (10-digits) virtual phone number that can be used by businesses to send and receive SMS and MMS messages or to make and receive voice calls. They are cheaper to use than shortcodes.
Marketing automation refers to the use of software and technology to automate and enhance marketing activities, such as email campaigns, SMS campaigns, social media ad campaigns, chatbot conversations, tracking, A/B testing, and more.
The dedicated code with which particular mobile operators are identified.
Mobile Network Operators such as Vodafone, Etisalat and Du.
MNP stands for Mobile number portability. A phone number registered on one network, moves the same number service to another Network. In the process, the user gets a new SIM card containing an IMSI code from the new network, that helps Telco companies do proper traffic routing in voice, SMS, etc.
Mobile communication where the message is sent from an end user to an application.
Mobile communications where the message is sent from an application to an end user.
An HLR based solution to help you optimize routing, clean up a database of numbers for improved accuracy, or prevent ATM card cloning fraud.
These sender IDs consist of solely numeric characters.
Omnichannel marketing is the integration and cooperation of the various channels that an organization uses to interact with consumers, with the goal of creating a consistent brand experience and interacting with consumers in a seamless way.
A One Time Password or OTP is a string of characters or numbers automatically generated to be used for one single login attempt. One Time Passwords will minimize the risk of fraudulent login attempts and thus the risk of stolen data.
OTT or Over The Top refers to third-party content that is sent directly to the end-user, where the ISP facilitates the transport of the IP packets. Examples are Skype, WhatsApp, and FaceTime.
Person to Person Messaging is SMS messaging between two people, including traffic that connects two people through an API. P2P messaging is used for, amongst others, customer care or order delivery messages.
Returns and WISMO chatbots allow customers to easily self-serve and find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs). The process enables customers to seamlessly and quickly handle the laborious task of returning items or tracking orders without the need to speak to a human service agent.
A Software Development Kit (SDK) is a collection of tools that allow you to build your own software with implemented CM.com.
This is an easy-to-use web app to send SMS/Hybrid messages to individuals or lists, and allow them to send replies.
A short code is a specialized 5 or 6-digit number ideal for marketing campaigns, lead generation, and promotions where you want people to easily remember your number. Short codes are used for sending and receiving SMS (and MMS) messages to mobile phones.
The Subscriber Identity Module presents the SIM card used to enable communication over a telecommunication network for a device (smartphone, tablet, etc.)
SIP trunking is a type of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology that lets businesses make calls over a data connection rather than a traditional phone line.
CM's SMS Gateway enables you to send text messages to mobile phones all around the world. To integrate this functionality into your application, you (or your developers) should implement communication with our API.
The SMS Center, usually the end party, that delivered the message to the handset.
An SMS test tool that lets SMS aggregators, MNO`s and MVNO`s check the quality of SMS routes, using live nodes, limiting the risk of whitelisting and grey routes.
Two-factor authentication (also known as 2FA) is a technology that provides the identification of users by means of the combination of two different components. In other words, 2FA adds a second level of authentication to an account log-in.
Enable replies so you can receive SMS message from your users via short codes, or long numbers. You can set automated actions for each message.
Virtual phone numbers are not directly terminated but rather forwarded to another number. With a Virtual phone number you can have a Dutch number which forwards to a US one, so a US company has a "virtual" number in the Netherlands.
With a Voice API, any developer can create and maintain call flows. You won’t need to integrate voice systems yourself to build IVR applications.
This voice API converts text to speech and is much used for notifications and Two-factor Authentication. Voice notification is available through API and our platform and consists of notifications (call, play and hang up), OTP and Get DTMF apps.
A voicebot is a conversational agent that uses artificial intelligence and natural language understanding (NLU) to interpret the intent and meaning in the speech of its conversational partner. We also refer to this technology as 'Conversational IVR'.
VOIP, or Voice over IP, an IP network like the internet is used to transfer speech. This enables you to connect speech and data.
Besides API and SDK integration, CM offers most products as web apps as well. By using the web apps on our platform, you’ll gain easy access to all CM’s products for messaging, payments, voice, and authentication.
Testing SMS routes with the same numbers, as done with SIM boxes, results in Whitelisting. This means that algorithms will determine these numbers as priority numbers. Whitelisting of mobile numbers gives a distorted view of messaging delivery rates and route quality.
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