What is AfriQ Bulk SMS Service?

At AfriQ, we offer a unique branded SMS based service to Corporate Institutions, SMEs, SACCOs, Schools & Colleges, NGOs, Churches and many other organizations. Our bulk SMS service is a web based platform that allows you to create contacts and contact groups for sending one message to multiple recipients at the click of a button. When you have multiple contacts, you can conveniently send promotional, informational, seasonal greetings in branded messages with ease.

  What are benefits of using AfriQ’s Bulk SMS service?
  • SMS Branding Afriq
    SMS messages are sent using your organization’s name instead of a number. This not only ensures content authenticity but also enhances brand promotion.
  • Access Everywhere Afriq
    Since AfriQ’s BulkSMS is offered as an online service, you can easily access it from anywhere in the world so long as you're connected to the Internet.
  • Multiple Users Afriq
    The platform allows you create multiple users thus being available to the entire enterprise/institution.
  • Long sms Afriq
    Let your communication not be limited by the length of your messages. With AfriQ’s BulkSMS, you can send long messages upto to a maximum of 850 characters. However, an SMS charge applies for every 160 characters (normal SMS).
  • Message scheduling Afriq
    AfriQ’s BulkSMS offers the ability to compose messages and then schedule them for delivery on a later date.
  • Personalized Sms Afriq
    AfriQ sms lets you personalize all sent messages by inserting a salutation and the person's first name at the beginning of the message. E.g. Dear Noor, Dear Abdi, Hi Amina
  • Delivery reports Afriq
    Get accurate and detailed reports on the delivery status of all messages sent. A consolidated report of messages sent with delivery status, detailed credit usage and current day’s statistics. Our range of reports include credit details, present day statistics, SMS reports and SMS summary that are analyzed.
  • Global & Instant Delivery Afriq
    Global reach and presence with 850+ telecom operators with multiple backup routes and redundancies
  • Add Contact from Excel Afriq
    Supports addition of contacts from an Excel file. And it's super easy
  • Rest Api Afriq
    Our Rest Api allows for easy integration with various systems that would send single or bulk SMS. This modern API simplifies the encoding of characters ensuring data security while supporting multiple web hooks for pushing status reports or receiving SMSs back to your application.
  • Scalable Design Afriq
    It is designed to be configured for high throughput and load- balancing feature along with routing capability
  What do you require to start using AfriQSms?

Since AfriQ’s Bulk SMS service is offered as an online service, the organization needs not invest on infrastructure. We shall take care of everything from server management and maintenance to data backup.

To get started with AfriQ Bulk SMS service, all you will need is to fill in a service request form.

  How it works

Connect to AfriQ Sms platform using your preferred interface (API, HttP, SMPP, Web, etc) and specify message content and phone numbers. The service automatically selects the optimal route for instant delivery based on destination and preferences. The system delivers the messages and provides real time delivery reports

  Is your data secure?

At AfriQ, we take security concerns highly and there are a number of techniques that we employ to guarantee security of your data:

  • Secret user login credentials – every AfriQ user is assigned a username and password that is unique across all AfriQ users. Without these login credentials nobody can access your data.
  • Data encryption – put simply data encryption is a technique that has been used from time immemorial to make otherwise comprehensible data incomprehensible. Should the data fall to the wrong hands while encrypted then the recipient has no way of making sense of the data. We employ AES 256-bit encryption technology.
  • Data backups and redundancy load balancing – these are done regularly and ensure that our services remain uninterrupted incase some servers malfunction.
  How much does AfriQ Bulk SMS service cost?

This depends on the volumes expected. Request a quote here.


For SMS branding, that’s the ability to send messages with the name of your organization, we charge a one-time registration

  Terms & Conditions
  • The service is Strictly prepaid
  • The amount that will be transferred should exclude all bank & correspondent bank charges & commissions. Credits will be allocated based on the exact amount we receive in our account.
  • Price per SMS is based on the package you buy or discounted flat rate and it is valid for all countries according to the package for the country you send the message.
  • Setup fees, fees applies when registering the sms sender ID.
  • You can connect to our gateway through SMPP or HTTP, API to submit your SMS with speeds of up to 100sms/sec depending on the routes used. The use of our gateway is free of charge. We also have a web interface with reseller facilities which could be used at no additional cost.
  • Please note that we will allocate credits on receipt of funds. Please allow 3-4 working days for the banks to complete the transfers/cheques clearance. There is no expiry on messages.