PTCL Launches Corporate SMS Service

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Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has launched its Corporate SMS Service.

The service is a complete bulk SMS management system which manages SMS campaigns and offers built-in controls to send web to phone messages to any mobile operator in the country.

This service is being offered through a simple to use web based interface enabling corporate customers to log-in from any internet enabled device (computer/laptop/smart phone/tablet) and communicate instantly with individuals or groups via bulk text messaging.

The web based Corporate SMS management control panel offers easy-to-use interface which entails a web based SMS editor, campaign scheduler to schedule messages, address book, reporting module to view delivery acknowledgements, history of messages sent and controls to prevent possible security lapses.

Kamal Ahmed, Chief Digital & Corporate Services Officer of PTCL said at the occasion, “PTCL remains committed to bring cutting edge ICT solutions for the corporate sector, and we are confident that this new service shall enable organizations to add more value to their business”.

“The Corporate SMS service is a powerful web-to-mobile messaging service that allows organizations to deliver updates & information swiftly and also provides customized modules which can be tailored as per requirements”, added Kamal Ahmed.

The service is integrated with PTCL OCS, PTCL SMS gateway, Billing & Customer Care (for revenue reconciliation) and prepaid charging system offering convenience and accessibility. The service comes with various high-level features including SMS text messages to individuals & groups from the internet and personalize outgoing.

PTCL Corporate SMS Service enables companies, educational institutes and organizations to target wider customer base, notify their target audiences and undertake large scale marketing campaigns.

Packages

PTCL offers following packages for Corporate SMS (Pak Rupees)

Package Name

Package-1

Package-2

Package-3

Package-4

One Time Setup charges

1,000

1,000

1,000

1,000

Tax @ 19.5% FED/Sale tax & 15% Income tax

345

345

345

345

Total One Time Setup charges

1,345

1,345

1,345

1,345

 

Package Fee

700

1,500

4,000

5,000

On-net/Off-net SMS charges

0.7

0.6

0.5

0.42

Total SMS allowed after tax

1000

2500

8000

12000

Tax @ 19.5% FED/Sale tax & 15% Income tax

241.5

517.5

1,380

1,725

Total Amount payable for Package Subscription

942

2,018

5,380

6,725

New users shall follow below procedure for new account creation:

  • One account will be created and Single MDN shall be issued against a single CNIC.
  • Customer can subscribe one or more than one packages under one created account (i.e. against one MDN).
  • Account and package subscription is valid for 30 days and both shall expire automatically if customer doesn’t purchase any package within the expiry date.
  • Customer is not required to repurchase the account/MDN if any package is purchased before the expiry of existing package.
  • Customer has to consume all SMS available in package within validity of existing package.
  • Existing package additional SMS shall not be carried forward to the next month in case new package is subscribed before expiry of existing package.
  • Customer can purchase one package for as many months by purchasing same package over and again.
  • Every time customer purchases a package, it will increase account subscriptions’ expiry date for an additional 30 days.
  • Appropriate tax deductions as per applicable laws will be made before making any payment to CSL.

Activation procedure:

  • An MDN will be allotted by the system with validity of three days and an SMS containing allotted MDN, concerned corporate sales/service manager’s contact information and payable amount (as per the selected package) will be sent on customer’s mobile number.
  • Within three days of account creation;
    • Customer will submit the copy of his/her CNIC in person to respective corporate sales center along with a request on letterhead/plain paper mentioning the MDN.
    • Customer will load the balance equal to one time setup charges and package fee against issued MDN through any PTCL KIOSK Machine (WLL/EVO Prepaid) at PTCL OSS or Ufone retailer (EVC).
  • Customer account will be activated and an SMS shall be sent on his/her mobile number with username and password.
  • Customer is now able to sign in on PTCL corporate SMS interface to use the service. Remaining SMS and expiry date will be displayed on the top of the corporate SMS interface.