Peter van Kets
First African to cross the Atlantic rowing SOLO!
5500Kms & 76 Days at sea - that's 11 weeks man-aleen!!!
Well done Pete!
MangoSMS was used by the charity as a fund raiser sending daily updates to fans, loved ones and others
MangoSMS ver 1.3xx
Version 1.3 introduces "Relationships". When enabled this feature uses an
additional page in the send wizard to redirect SMSs from the selected contact to
the related "Person-of" the contact. This is an extreemely powerful feature, particularly useful for clubs and schools.
Use it to send SMSs to the mothers of grade 2 learners, the taxi drivers of
grade 3 learners, the "account contact" of grade 1, 2 & 3 learners ... etc. etc.
Improved performance - startup, GUI, and reduced memory footprint.
Purchase history is now displayed in the Mango, ready for printing options still to come.
MangoSMS ver 1.232
SMS delivery now with network confirmations.
Replies can be routed to Mango, cell-phone, other cell-phone or email. Scheduled messages can be recalled.
Mango Movies ver 7.131
latest version now with 5 great new reports and support for SMS replies
Peter van Kets
Rowing SOLO across the Atlantic !!!
Canary's - Antigua started 5 Jan 2010
Peter van Kets
is using MangoSMS for the 5400Km 2010 Atlantic Rowing Race -
Interview with Dispatch Online
Your feedback would be most appreciated.
MangoSMS is a modern desktop SMS product. It is feature-rich and extremely easy to use.
FREE software, no contracts, no catch, basically pay as you go. SMS's are
purchased in very economical pre-paid bundles. Typical cost is 36c per SMS,
compared to handset usually 80c per SMS. "The Mango's" main strengths are
simplicity, price and delivery confirmations. It is ideal for big business, small
business, schools, clubs, even home use. Quick overview ...
Send SMS from PC to cell-phone
Control replies – back to PC / email
Delivery receipts confirm NETWORK DELIVERY !
Store contacts and group them into multiple groups
Create templates to personalize and send SMS to lots of contacts
Schedule messages/batches to be sent up to 30 days in advance - recallable
Relationship option allows sending SMS to a person's appointed mother /
parent / accountant / doctor etc.
ideal for clubs and schools - see examples below.
Alter batches without affecting groups
Import contacts from Outlook, Access, Excel or Text
Networkable - network installations can share a common database
Starter special and free credits included
|SMS bundles are valid 24 months|
|Payment methods are bank deposit, transfer or internet banking|
|An optional debit-order subscription is available, please contact Mangobytes for more information|
SMS is instant messaging !
|Sales||Getting back to a client with appropriate information|
|That TENNESSEE roof carrier we spoke about has arrived for another client.
It'll be here till about 16:00 if you'd like to take a look
<Nigel - Wear & Tear 555-1234>|
|New range of DETOIT cycle clothing has just arrived
<WEAR & TEAR REPAIR * time and time again>|
|Confirmations||Confirmations are a good way to show clients "good service"|
|Goods have been sent, tracking no. 123445678|
|Dear xxNAMExx, marketing meeting confirmed Friday 14:30|
|Reminders|| Scheduling is a good way to deliver reminders at strategic times. |
|16:55 ... "Hey Henry, dont forget to collect the kids on the way home. Love Madussa!|
|18:30 ... "Your car is booked for a service tomorrow morning, please
check-in anytime from 7:30 at the service center, thanks, <WEAR & TEAR
|Info messages||A cell-phone is a great place to keep handy information|
|Company reg. CK555/23 & VAT no. 55512345|
Documents available on CIPRO ... www.cipro.co.za
<TEAR & FILE ACCOUNTANTS>
|Welcome to MangoNET ... Username: nigel / Password: repair$|
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Sleepless Nights Hotel, 44 Musgrave Rd.|
From N2, take Sugar drive exit, left onto Cane str. T-junction, left. Please
check in before 18:00 - Amy 555-1234
|Urgent messages||People wont take a call in a meeting, but they'll often look at an SMS|
|Mr Costa is not happy with the deal,
please call the office as soon as possible - Gertrude|
|Please go past "faulty bike parts" on your way back, goods are ready to
|One way calls||This is a powerful money saver - person gets your message, if they must comment then its their call.|
|Hi Paul, bicyle parts have arrived, will be fitted and ready to collect after 16:00. Shop closes at 17:00.
<Wear & Tear Repairs>|
|Running late, will be there 10:00 latest - Nigel|
|Hi Julie, Fluffy's condition has not improved. As discussed we'd like to
keep her overnight, Frank <One Stop Vet Shop>|
|Unwelcome news||Let people have their angry moment in piece, save the embarrassments and time-waste.|
|Please return outstanding DVD to shop|
|Dear xxNAMExx, friendly reminder, your account is overdue. Please settle as soon as possible <Wear & Tears>|
|Save Money||Does this sound familiar?|
- You try to contact your client at their land-line ... the minimum charge for a
Telkom call is now 65c. 0860's &
0861's are excluded from most Telkom closer plans, with
0861's charged at national rates regardless - so you pay! If call goes to voice mail
- you pay. Hold or no answer - waiste of time, and no recognition.
- So you call the cell-phone - the minimum cost here is more expensive no matter how you look at it - again
cell calls are excluded on most Telkom closer plans.
- Because of greetings and other niceties
the phone call is hardly ever less than a minute.
- Depending on what you need
to say, people will respond and usually with additional unecessary chatter.
calls" and "make a decision" calls are often verbose as some of the talking is
actually thinking time.
- Then add poor call quality, dropped calls and the usual problems to the mix.
|It would cost R1.75 and take you 10mins to send 5 SMSs to a client through the course of a business deal.|
The same exercise with only 4 phone calls would cost a theoretical minimum of R2.60. Realistically
|Telkom Send SMS's!||Even Telkom send SMS's|
- Saves them money
- Saves them time
- Batch sending requires less staff
- Happy staff not making any more unwelcome