Simple QR codes by SMS

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QR codes (Quick Response Codes) are convenient way to access information on mobile phones.

When you scan or read a QR code with your iPhone, Android or other camera-enabled Smartphone, you can link to digital content on the web; activate a number of phone functions including email, IM and SMS; and connect the mobile device to a web browser.  Source

The problem is many people still use simple feature phones that can not access QR codes.  However, even simple phones can access information services using text messaging and Next2′s auto-messaging software.

Quick Response SMS allows anyone to receive your information using even simple phones and text messaging.  Next2′s SMS get  command turns your Next2 identity (user name) into a SMS auto-reply messaging service that has uses similar to QR Codes but without the need for a smartphone.

  • Your can provide on-demand content 24/7/365 by text message to your target audience.
  • You can create as many “codes” (keywords) as you want that work with our SMS shortcode and your Next2 identity.
  • You can update your code content at anytime by logging into your Next2 account.  The new content is immediately available to anyone in any country in which we operate (currently Kenya and USA).
  • You can incorporate your QR SMS codes in your printed or broadcast materials or at your store front or office.
  • And, Next2 saves the identity of anyone that requests one or your codes so you can follow-up by text message at anytime.

How to get you QR SMS codes?

First signup for a Next2 account. It’s free and you get immediate access to all our software and features. Then use the MyFiles feature to create codes (keywords) to work with your user name (identity). You can create an unlimited number of codes. When you create a code you also create the message that is automatically returned when the code is requested by SMS. Each message can be up to 800 characters in length. That’s five text messages per code.

And, if someone texts get user name to our shortcode Next2 automatically replies with a text message(s) that list all the codes that work with your Next2 account.

How do the QR SMS codes work?

When someone texts get user_name code to one of our SMS shortcodes that code’s message is automatically return by text message. In addition to immediately returning your content we also register the user for the Next2 service, create a temporary user name for them and send them a password to their Next2 account so they can create their own codes. We also save their request to your Next2 account. You can review their request and follow-up by sending a text message right from your Next2 account.

How much does it cost?

There is not cost to send a get request to our SMS shortcode other then standard text message rates as charged by mobile network operator. During our initial release there is no charge to create a Next2 account of provide content using our get SMS command. In the future we will be adding new features and there may be a per message fee to fulfill get request the exceed 100 requests per month.

Can I try it?

Yes!

In Kenya text get Next2 about to 5557 to try the service.

In USA text Next2 get Next2 about to 95495

 

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