The power of email and text

The power of email and text

The power of email and text

Send messages from outlook, a web browser, or mobile.

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Combine the power of email and text to send messages to many people at once.

eTXT is an immediate, quick, cost effective and simple way to reach your staff, suppliers and customers - straight to their text capable mobile phone. It's an internet service that provides SMS messaging services from various interfaces.

  • Via an easy-to-use website
  • From your email or an email-enabled server
  • Using a simple messaging API that integrates with your systems

A quick and simple way to reach your staff, suppliers & customers

A quick and simple way to reach your staff, suppliers & customers

A quick and simple way to reach your staff, suppliers & customers

eTXT is an internet service run by Bulletin Wireless that provides SMS messaging services from your email or web browser. eTXT combines the power of email and text to provide you with a cost effective and simple way to contact the people who matter, right to their mobile.

eTXT is an internet service run by Bulletin Wireless that provides SMS messaging services from your email or web browser. eTXT combines the power of email and text to provide you with a cost effective and simple way to contact the people who matter, right to their mobile.

eTXT is an internet service run by Bulletin Wireless that provides SMS messaging services from your email or web browser. eTXT combines the power of email and text to provide you with a cost effective and simple way to contact the people who matter, right to their mobile.

Send confirmations
or reminders to
customers


Send service announcements to customers


Send in-house communications to
staff-members

Pricing

eTXT is available to all Spark Mobile Postpaid business customers

Description
Price
Monthly access $11.50
Usage Charges per message to Spark Mobile or Pager $0.12 /message
Usage Charges per message to Other Mobile Networks $0.20 /message
Set Up Fee $113.85

How do I get ETXT?

How do I get ETXT?

How do I get ETXT?

Talk to us

Spark Digital and business customers, contact your account manager or call your dedicated helpdesk. For all others, or if you don't know this, please give us a call on 0800 GET ETXT (0800 438 3898). For new eTXT accounts, we'll just need to know:

  • The name of your business
  • A contact name within your business, for administrative purposes
  • A login username. We suggest a login using the company name rather than an individual's as it cannot be changed later on
  • Your business domain name e.g. joe.blogs@services.co.nz the domain name is 'services.co.nz'
  • An email address to verify your business domain
  • The primary mobile number for billing purposes must be a postpaid 027 mobile number or if you prefer we can allocate you a number for this purpose at no extra cost.

eTXT makes use of some modern HTML5 code as well as javascript so it won't work so well on older browsers.

We recommend Internet Explorer (IE) 9 or above, Chrome, Firefox, Safari as eTXT makes use of responsive design - using up your screen real estate effectively in these browsers. Don't worry if you are using the ancient IE8 - eTXT degrades gracefully just like any decent product should.

To access and use eTXT you will need a browser (e.g. IE, Chrome or Firefox) that:

  • Supports cookies
  • Has JavaScript enabled
  • Has 1024 by 768 or above screen resolution

IE 7.0 and older is not supported and we suggest you visit the Microsoft website to upgrade to the latest version.

Some browser plugins or extensions (e.g. Grease Monkey) interfere with JavaScript, so if you are running anything like this, you will need to disable them or add etxtservice.co.nz to the exclusion list of the extension.

Security is a major concern when accessing a website you don't know and have not grown to trust yet. All traffic to and from the eTXT service is over secure HTTPS connections. None of your personal information is stored in cookies on your PC but we recommend that you check this yourself to put your mind at ease.

You may also notice that using the browser BACK button may cause an error to be displayed. This reduces the incidence of messages being resubmitted by mistake and also prevents any of your pages being accessed should someone attempt to replay your session from data they may have intercepted. Trust us, that is a good thing even though it is a little annoying at times. You can usually navigate using the buttons and links within the application so there is no need to use the BACK button.

On the subject of security we recommend you do not use the same password on our service as you do for other online services. On our systems, your passwords are stored securely (hashed), however on your browser they may not be.

Each eTXT is linked to a mobile number, called the Primary number. This number must be an 027 postpaid number. You choose the Primary number when you register.

Don't worry if you don't have an 027 number, we can sort you out with a special number when you register.

Note: eTXT messages are not covered by the free messages you may get with your mobile plan.

How will I be charged?

All set up and monthly fees will be billed to the Primary number, as will all charges incurred by each user. You will also be charged for messages sent to invalid numbers.

Where you have elected to allow your eTXT users to send long messages each 160 Chr segment is charged as one eTXT.

If you want to spread the charges across multiple accounts, each one will require its own 027 number and postpaid plan.

If people reply to your eTXTs, they will be charged for the reply message depending on the SMS plan and terms of the provider that you are with.