SMS Wishes: Are You Following the Etiquettes?

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The short messaging service or SMS as we know it is an invention that completely revolutionized the way we talk. Previously, conversations were restricted to telephones and mobile phones but with the coming of SMS, things have changed for the better. You can now have discreet conversations without people hearing you. Amazing, isn’t it? From birthday wishes to the regular greetings, SMS has become an important platform for conversation in the present day scenario. In fact, business owners are known to establish a stronger association with the numbers listed in their contact book by sending SMS’s on a regular basis.

However, what most of us are yet to figure out is that there are certain etiquettes to follow when you are sending SMS wishes. Here is a brief preview of the same.

Keep it short and simple

So, you want to convey a birthday greeting through SMS. Well, that is excellent but you must avoid sending extra-long messages for the same. Yes! While sending SMS wishes, make sure your message is short and crisp because the reader may not have all the time in the world to go through the entire message.

Send the wishes on time

For birthdays, anniversaries, etc. the best time to convey SMS wishes is at the time the reader is most likely to read his or her phone. But, for other occasions like Diwali, Dussera, etc. make sure that you send the wishes a little in advance. After all, the festival days are bound to see a rush on all network providers increasing the chances of your message getting delayed. In some cases, the messages are lost and never even reach the destined user simply because of the overloading of network.

Shuffle your categories

When you plan to send SMS wishes for any occasion, you have to start with identifying the category of message. For example, you can convey your good wishes via the medium of inspirational quotes, funny jokes, etc. However, we would advise you to keep shuffling this category so that the reader gets to enjoy more variety.

Don’t expect an acknowledgement

If you are using SMS to convey your wishes, it is not important that you will get an acknowledgement for every message that you send especially if the person is not a close contact. Your delivery report option is the best way to figure out whether or not the receiver has got the message. Nevertheless, you should continue your effort if you are planning to leverage the power of SMS wishes to strengthen your contact list.

Source by Aman Tumukur Khanna