Step 5: Set up text messaging

Christy Cook Updated by Christy Cook

Before sending your first text message, you first need to set up and configure DailyStory text message marketing. This includes completing your 10 DLC registration, agreeing to the terms of service, and selecting your sending numbers.

You will need to complete 4 steps to be ready to send text messages.

To get started, navigate to Setup > SMS Marketing Setup.

Trial accounts cannot set up text message marketing.

STEP 1: Enable text message marketing

Complete Step 1 by enabling Automatic Billing. You will be able to determine the amount you want to be auto-billed at a later step.

STEP 2: Complete the 10DLC registration

Choose either the Standard Registration or Starter Registration, fill out the required information and then click Submit Application. This step only submits your information to DailyStory and then we will review and approve to send on or ask your to make revisions.

This step is required in order to send any text messages.

STEP 3: Agree to the Terms and Conditions

To accept the Terms and Conditions click on the IAgree checkbox. Once the Agree checkbox is checked a button is shown to move to the next step.

These are the same terms and conditions agreed to when you log in to DailyStory.

STEP 4: Purchase SMS/MMS numbers

The numbers associated with your account are called your number pool. Ideally, you want 1 number for every 500-1000 recipients. A campaign sending to 1,500 recipients would ideally have 2-3 numbers.

To add a new number to your number pool, click the Add Numbers button.

This will open a popup used to search for numbers.

For example, in the screenshot below SMS numbers in the 972 area code were searched for and 2 were selected:

Ideally, numbers should be in the same area code as the recipients you will be sending to. Once a number is associated with a recipient, that number is "sticky" to that recipient and all future messages to that recipient will be sent from the same number.

Important: if you plan to include images in your text messages you will need to also add MMS capable numbers to your account in addition to SMS numbers.
The quantity of numbers you are able to purchase is determined by your license. This information is found on the Usage page and is typically sized appropriately for your license. Please contact us if you need more numbers.

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Step 6: Create your first campaign