“I am a youth minister and have spent hours in the past calling students individually to remind them of an upcoming event or to get out an urgent announcement. With DialMyCalls.com, I cut that time down to about 1 minute. I also love how I can see exactly who answered live and how long they listened so I know if they heard the whole message. DialMyCalls.com is the best website I have stumbled upon all year! Thanks!”

Central Baptist Church

DialMyCalls Launches Improved Canadian SMS Text Messaging

Posted by Tim Smith in General Post on November 21, 2018

Canadian SMS Broadcasting


Users of DialMyCalls that reside in Canada can now SMS text message broadcasts out faster than ever. Our development team has been working hard behind the scenes to improve our texting functionality for our Canadian customers.

Version 2.0 of our Canadian SMS improves  the success rate of text messages. Previously, text messages sent to Canadian phone numbers were extremely limited. The low rate of delivery was due to the fact that our system was using an outdated method to send text messages to Canadian phone numbers – that has now all changed!

How fast can text messages be delivered to Canadian phone numbers now? That’s a great question and with version 2.0 of DialMyCalls’ Canadian SMS we are able to send out messages at a rate of 60 per minute but with a much higher success rate than before!

Canadian SMS Version 2.0 Technical Specifications

Let’s take a look at just exactly how sending text messages to Canadian phone numbers works with DialMyCalls. When you go to send out a text message broadcast, our service will recognize whether or not a phone number originates in Canada and will send those texts from our brand new Canadian Vanity Number. All messages sent through DialMyCalls, to Canadian numbers, will come from our shared Canadian Long Code Vanity Number and will use the shared keyword, OTT.


Canadian SMS - DialMyCalls

(Sample Text Message Sent To Canadian Phone Number From DialMyCalls)


Now let’s get into how efficiently customers can send text messages to Canadian numbers and compare it with our previous version. On version 1.0 of our Canadian SMS platform, customers were limited by a lower success rate of text messages to Canadian phone numbers, using our shared Long Code SMS phone number. With the launch of version 2.0, our developers have increased the success rate of text messages to Canadian phone numbers, using our brand new shared vanity number – Canadian SMS is now extremely reliable!

Canadian SMS Version 2.0 F.A.Q.

What does “Shared Long Code” mean?

The shared long code is the number that all text messages will be sent from when using DialMyCalls to send text messages to Canadian phone numbers – this cannot be changed.

Can I register my own custom SMS Keyword?

You are able to register your own keyword when using DialMyCalls to send out SMS broadcasts but it will only be displayed when sending text messages to numbers within the United States – all Canadian numbers will see the keyword (OTT).

Can I see text message replies when using Canadian SMS?

Since our new Canadian SMS platform is using a shared long code, customers will not be able to receive replies or new opt-ins unless you purchase our 2-way SMS Text Messaging – recipients can still opt-out of text messages by replying with “STOP” to any text sent from DialMyCalls.

What if my contacts have both U.S. numbers and Canadian numbers?

If you are using DialMyCalls to send out text broadcasts to a group that contains both U.S. and Canadian phone numbers then the texts will be distributed accordingly – U.S. numbers will come from our shortcode, 80123, and will display your custom keyword while Canadian numbers will come from our shared long code and will display the shared keyword (OTT).

Are you ready to start sending out text messages to all your contacts with the click of a button? Sign up for a free account today and give our brand new Canadian SMS Text Messaging platform a try!