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Hi , I have almost 250 employees , its a general labour , temp staffing , I have their contact numbers in my phone . I want to send them periodic updates .

but I cant send a text message to them all at once or in the forms of groups even ,

is there a way where I can send them a small broadcast text message .

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by:fibo
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FWIW: I have been using "My Phone Explorer" http://www.fjsoft.at/en/highlight.php for sending SMSes from a PC thru an Android phone linked by WiFi.
Currently I have no access to the program, can't test for mass sending.

You may also explore some spécial providers which can mass deliver SMS. We use OVH http://www.ovhtelecom.fr/sms/ for this, but I presume you will find locally similar vendors
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If you can use a desktop machine, take a look at AirDroid ... it's an all-round tool for remote controlling your phone from a browser. It has the ability to write SMS to people, which can be selected by groups, single, etc. ...
On the phone itself "DW Contacts & Phone & Dialer" also has the ability to send mass-SMS to a group or all contacts ...
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I personally use http://www.twilio.com/sms and I have also directed people to https://www.clickatell.com/get-creative-with-sms/bulk-sms/

Are you looking for something that you program on your own or a turn key system?  I think google groups may work like this for instance.
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by:annasad
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No , I dont want to program any thing , I simply want to send a text message to all 250 people .  and all contacts are in my phonebook , I have an android phone and a SIM card which allows me to send free text messages , so with this I am abale to send text message to all  required people or make group of people and send them accordingly .
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by:annasad
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on the address book , it does not allow me to send more than 20 messages , and also even if I have created a group of more than 20 people , it does not allow me to send message for more than 20 people .
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
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>it does not allow me to send more than 20 messages

It is to prevent you from sending spam sms messages.  Even if you think all 250 people want your sms, the odds are there are going to be a few that don't.  It only takes 1 or 2 to complain and the ultimate gatekeeper is the provider.  Sending sms is very similar to sending email as far as bulk.  It has the illusion of being free, but there is a cost at both ends for sending and receiving.  People are also going to be more adverse to spam sms then spam email.

You will need to use a service to send out 250 sms messages at a time and probably need to either pay for one or roll your own using email to sms like http:Q_27872205.html#a38418774
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Check out BrowserTexting.

It works with all Android mobile phones running Android 2.2 or higher.

http://www.browsertexting.com/group-texting
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Though I have not found time so far to test any solution , but I have enough information and now its time to sit and find out more appropriate solution

thanks
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