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I'd like to set up an SMS shortcode to allow users to text me information. Upon receipt of the original text, I'd like for an affirmation text to be sent back.

From here, I'd like to be able to take the messages that were originally send and parse them for our needs (via an aggregator or API interface).

Does anyone know of a service that I could use to accomplish this? 

I'm familiar with the concept of SMS gateways and services like Clickatell, mBlox and Mobile365. What I'm really looking for is testimonials, advice, etc.

Has anyone implemented a solution similar to this?


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Hi Michael - Mongoose Research has a higher-ed specific SMS gateway. I am a little confused what you are trying to accomplish.. but it's data - so i am sure we can make anything happen. I am happy to discuss this with you if you like..

Dave
I'm looking for simple data collection. I'd like to have a shortcode that a prospect can use to send us name and contact info, with immediate confirmation. Accessing this data would be the next step.

It seems that most "simple" solutions that I've found require some kind of prompt/spam on our end to get information from users - I don't want that.
hmm ok.. i have found it is difficult to get all the personal information you need via SMS. It is better to have them initiate the conversation via SMS .. for example: text "stmarysu" to 313131. A message comes back with a link to a mobile accessible page that collects the prospect information. You can try the above example if you like. Getting all the info via SMS is a challenge: entry term, name, address, email, intended major, etc.. its just too much.

Hope this helps.
Yeah, we were just looking for a name and email address as an initial inquiry. We'd follow up from there with non-SMS routes.

Thanks for the reply.

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