Text blast services for your business

Everyone reads their texts. Try SMS blasts to actually reach your contacts. Blasts are great for marketing, internal communication, stakeholder engagement, and so much more.

  • Send text blasts to large groups
  • Segment contacts to text small, targeted groups
  • Converse with individuals and reply one-on-one
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What is a text blast?

A text blast, also known as an SMS blast, is a method used to send a text message to a large group of people simultaneously. Text blasts are all about reaching a wide audience efficiently, ensuring your message is sent to and opened by as many people at once as possible.

How to send a text blast

If you’ve sent a text to a friend, you know how to send a text blast with SimpleTexting.

#1: Find your text blast service
Reliable text blast services have scheduling, automation, contact management, and analytics functionality. Our customers tell us they look for ease of use, affordability, and great support.

#2: Choose your text-enabled business number to send your SMS blast with
Your options include your existing business number, a new local 10-digit number, a toll-free number, or a dedicated short code. Most of our customers text-enable their current phone number.

#3: Determine your text blast segmentation information (if any)
Knowing the groups you want to text will help you set up your text blaster effectively. For example, you can segment text blasts by location, first-time buyers, departments, and more.

#4: Collect phone numbers
Now you can build your SMS subscriber list. Most of our customers gather phone numbers through text-to-join keywords, web forms, or importing contacts from existing spreadsheets.

#5: Create your text blast
Write your text message. Many of our customers draft a message, then use AI Assist to optimize it based on the SimpleTexting team’s deep knowledge of business texting.

#6: Schedule your text blast
You can send a text blast immediately after you’ve created it or use automation functionality to schedule it to send at a specific time.

Real-world applications of our SMS blaster

Need inspiration for SMS blasts use case scenarios? These ideas, examples, and templates will help you out so you don’t break a sweat.

Text blasts are ideal for announcing sales, launches, events, polls, deadlines, and emergencies. Here are some examples:
Brand: FLASH SALE! Next 10 customers get 50% off their entire purchase! GO! [link] Reply STOP to opt out; HELP for more info.
Brand: Sneak peek! Our Winter Collection launches in 3…2…1… Check it out! [link] Reply STOP to opt out; HELP for more info.
Hi, Nicole. You’re invited! VIP night at our new Brand store this Friday (123 Main St). Freebies, fun, and fab people! Reply STOP to opt out; HELP for more info.
Brand: Help us improve! Take our 30-sec survey and get 20% off your next purchase. Win-win! [link] Reply STOP to opt out; HELP for more info.
Brand: Heads up! Early bird pricing for membership renewals ends tomorrow. Lock in your savings! [link] Reply STOP to opt out; HELP for more info. Reply STOP to opt out; HELP for more info.
Brand: Attention! Because of the severe weather, our stores will be closed today. Stay safe, everyone! Reply STOP to opt out; HELP for more info.
Brand: Happy Birthday, Anna! Enjoy a sweet treat on us with this birthday coupon! Show this text at checkout for a free sundae. Reply STOP to opt out; HELP for more info.

Why are text blasts effective?

Text blasts differ from other marketing campaigns because they allow you to reach your audience instantly. In fact, most messages are opened within just 90 seconds of being sent! Texts (98%) also have a higher open rate than emails (22%), meaning your content will reach more people.


71% of consumers have signed up to receive texts from businesses in the past year. You’ll reach your audience with text blasts.


80% of consumers check text notifications within 5 minutes of receiving a text blast. You’ll engage your audience with text blasts.


45% of consumers have purchased from a business after receiving a text from them. You’ll grow sales with text blasts.

SimpleTexting is your text blast software for every need

Elevate your reach, boost engagement, and talk to large or targeted groups using SMS blasts — all to directly improve your business operations and community interactions.

Love sweet deals popping up on your phone? We do, too! With our business texting platform, you can send discounts and coupons straight to your customers. 
  • Boost sales and brand affinity by creating and sending personalized offers to your audience.
  • Be the surprise hero! Send promotions at the perfect moment to get more repeat buyers.
  • Track the impact of each text blast campaign and refine your strategy for even more epic returns.
A man in a workshop looks at a computer with a text message graphic that reads, 'Elevate your space with Trent's Timbercraft! Use code TIMBER15 for an exclusive 15% off your first order.'
Keep your team in the loop and maintain an upbeat vibe. From the lengthy to quick, short meetings, text blasts have you covered.
  • Update your staff with company news and policies, promoting an open, trustworthy workplace.
  • Create a sense of community, and encourage active involvement in events, training, and meetings — with a single blast.
  • Get feedback, high-fives, and the occasional “You rock, boss!” directly through text responses.
Two women look at a computer writing a text blast that reads, 'Sending a reminder to get this month's expenses submitted by the end of the week. If you have any questions don't hesitate to reach out to Shelly.'
Students use their phones all the time. Maximize student engagement by sending text blasts and bolster the school spirit. From class sign-ups to the can’t-miss homecoming game, texts are sure to keep students in the loop!
  • Send quick texts for fast sign-ups. No stress, all fun — easy-peasy!
  • Promote events that bring students together, enhancing their sense of belonging and school pride.
  • Quick polls? Feedback? Speak up with a text blast, they’re listening! Your phone’s your campus suggestion box!
Two students on a campus lawn create a text-to-join keyword, 'TICKETS'.
Manage your team with blasts that get everyone pumped and in the right place at the right time — all while ensuring a positive, impactful experience for all. 
  • Swap chaos for kick-butt coordination by assigning roles, communicating schedules, and sharing critical updates promptly.
  • Spread the love in blasts! Easily acknowledge and reward volunteer dedication and achievements.
  • Streamline the onboarding process and provide compelling opportunities, ensuring volunteers’ time is valued and impactful.
Two volunteers plant trees with a text bubble that reads, 'Save Our Trees needs three teams for our city-wide planting event on Sunday at 12pm. Bring gloves!'
Show your donors the love they deserve. With heart-to-heart texts, turn casual givers into lifelong friends of your cause.
  • Show genuine appreciation. Easily address donors by name and acknowledge past contributions.
  • Gratitude is only a text away. Reinforce donor trust and satisfaction with real-time thank-you messages.
  • Make the donation process quick and effortless, encouraging repeat contributions.
Two people in a clothing shop review donations with a text bubble that reads, 'Your help is making a real difference. This month, we've provided food and clothing to 65 families in need. Thank you for your generosity!'
Ready to rally your troops and make some noise? Gather your people, strengthen community ties, and boost involvement through clear, timely SMS blasts.
  • Update everyone with quick reminder blasts for important dates and events.
  • Chat with your people and seamlessly build a two-way relationship rooted in trust.
  • Send love. Show gratitude. Thank your folks for their involvement and support in a voting process. Nothing beats instant appreciation.
Two happy runners with a text message example floating to the left that reads, 'Thank you for signing up to help with this year's 5k. We'll meet at 6AM tomorrow to ensure everyone is at their aid station.'

What makes SimpleTexting’s SMS blast services stand out?

We could tell you how great our text blaster is. Or we could let real customers share their experiences. Let’s go with the latter. 😉

Easy to use
“It is so easy to use! I also like the campaigns feature and the ease of importing contacts. I am able to contact multiple people with ease.” —Rick G. via G2

Award-winning support
“I just had the best customer service experience with Eri! She patiently walked me through every issue I had and even took the time to format our spreadsheet.” —Amanda B. via G2

Easy-to-understand pricing
“The price per sent text is by far the most cost effective of any platform we’ve reviewed. It was an easy decision to buy SimpleTexting and one we would make again.” —Justin H. via G2

Unlimited contacts
“We are a not-for-profit, so I like that we can have separate contact lists for our donors, parents, clients, and especially our volunteers.” —Sarah W. via G2

Text blast automation
“The automations they offer also make it very easy to create scalable text campaigns without having to put in much effort.” —Nick N. via G2

On-the-go access
“I don’t have time when it’s the day of an event. SimpleTexting was one platform. After I scheduled texts, I could respond easily with the app. It’s super reliable.” —Bri LaCaruba via interview
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Text blast service features

Here are a few features you may want to look for when choosing a text blast service. They’re also some of the features SimpleTexting does well.

Text-enabled business number
Does your business already have a phone number? We can help you receive and send texts from that same number. Or get a new local, toll-free, or short code.

Unlimited text-to-subscribe keywords
Create a custom keyword anyone with a mobile phone can send you to automatically sign up for your SMS marketing campaigns. You get unlimited text-to-join keywords with SimpleTexting.

Web forms
Easily create a custom opt-in list using our web forms feature to capture important customer data and enhance your engagement strategies.

Easy spreadsheet upload
Do you have a list of opt-in SMS contacts? You can easily upload them via a spreadsheet into SimpleTexting. We never limit the number of contacts you can have, allowing your SMS campaigns to grow alongside your audience.

Mass, bulk, and group blasts
Keep your subscribers in the loop by sending targeted messages, promotions, announcements, and more to your entire audience in one go.

Recurring text blasts
Simplify your campaigns and communicate consistently with your subscribers by setting up recurring text blasts for regular reminders, updates, and content.

Text blast scheduling
Send text blasts immediately after you create them or schedule them to send at a specific time in the future.

Data collection
Automatically collect customer data like names, locations, and preferences to personalize your future campaigns.

Free incoming SMS
With SimpleTexting, you’ll never have to budget for incoming SMS messages, and incoming MMS cost only one credit.

Two-way SMS
Send text blasts and receive texts from your contacts. Chat one-on-one with your subscribers to provide them with the most memorable experiences possible.

Promptly address customer needs, questions, and concerns by automatically sending them pre-written responses when they text you.

Analyze and optimize the effectiveness of your SMS campaigns using real-time analytic insights like delivery rates, open rates, and click-through rates.

Curious to learn how text blasting works?

Send a text to yourself today so you can see exactly how our text blaster works.

Ensuring compliance with our SMS blast service

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and CTIA have regulations surrounding texts blasts. We make it hassle-free to follow them.

Approved opt-in methods

Secure express written consent to send your contacts promotional texts with text-to-join, web forms, and sign-up widgets.

Free compliance guides

Our Ultimate Guide to SMS Compliance breaks down everything you need to know, from writing your calls-to-action to crafting your text message blaster.

Automated compliance text

We’ll auto-send new contacts all the required disclosers with your text blast, for free. Think of it as the unsubscribe footer in an email.

No charge for compliance

We’re the only SMS blast service to send the compliance message as a separate text. We don’t charge a penny for it, or for STOP and HELP replies.

Easy unsubscribe

No need to manually remove uninterested contacts. To unsubscribe, all they have to do is reply STOP or HELP to your text blast.

Effortless privacy policies

If you use our mobile sign-up widget to build your subscriber list, we’ll automatically create an extensive privacy policy and even host it for you.
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Intelligent automations

The automated message response mechanism works to absolute perfection. On our first project using it to engage respondents on our post-grad research project, I got won over during the test run, and I was particularly amazed at the intelligence of the system to spot keywords even in badly composed or constructed replies.
Mohammed S.
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Great app and platform

It’s easy to use and integrates well with our platforms. I like the design of the platform and the way that we can segment lists. So far it has been better than other texting services out there.
Michael G.
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Reliable texting service

We loved that we were able to set this up with our existing business landline. We can schedule messages to go out and set-up mailing lists. We can set-up as many users as we’d like as well. It’s nice that we can save the customers’ information within the software as well for ease of use.
Jen N.
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Amazing texting service and support

The most helpful thing about Simpletexting is the support! Every time we have a problem, Simpletexting support is quick and efficient in helping us resolve issues. The texting service is, just as the site says, simple. It’s affordable and user-friendly!
Paige R.

Frequently asked questions about our text blast app

After more than a decade sending text blasts, we’ve received a lot of questions. These are the most common.

What is the difference between text blasts vs. group texts?

Group texting involves sending a message to a select group of contacts that allows for interactive conversions among every contact in the receiving group. The number of contacts allowed in group texts is limited to 20-32 in many instances.

Text and SMS blasts are mass messages sent to numerous recipients separately and simultaneously. Text blasts are a type of BCC text message where recipients can reply only to the sender and cannot see all contacts that received the text blast.
The cost of a text blast depends on how many texts you plan to send. The more you send, the cheaper it is. Our plans start at $29 per month for 500 credits and incoming SMS messages are free. You can visit our pricing page for more info.
By default, every SimpleTexting account is set up with a 10-digit local number that can send and receive messages in bulk. If you already have one for your business, we can text-enable it. (Yes, even if it’s a landline.) You can also provision a short code.
Yes! Our text blast app for iOS and Android makes it easy to send text blasts from your phone. You can download it for free right now from the App Store or Google Play.
If past clients have given you express written consent to send them text messages, then you can upload them to our platform and send away! If not, you can text them on an individual basis.
Absolutely! However, it has to be done within certain guidelines. You should never purchase a list of phone numbers and you must have consent from your contacts to text them. After all, why would you want to spend money sending texts to people who aren’t interested? Especially when we have countless methods to build your list.
SimpleTexting exists to help businesses make an impact with the most reliable and straightforward way to reach people. We do this by enabling organizations to communicate via text.
Yes–after creating your text blasting campaign, you can choose whether you’d like to send it one time, schedule it for a set date and time, or set it to send multiple times as a recurring message. If you send a text blast through our Autoresponder feature, you can schedule your autoresponder to go out at a time that you choose.
By signing up for a text blast free trial with SimpleTexting, you can try out our platform for 14 days–no credit card required.

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Published: March 18th 2024