They sure love to text in Norway. On New Year’s Eve 2016, 23 million messages were fired through Telenor’s network, setting a new record for the country of 5.2 million residents. Now that we’re well into 2017, there’s still a good reason to pop the champagne–Voxbone’s network of DID (Direct Inward Dialing) numbers now extends to the Land of the Midnight Sun, with inbound and outbound SMS capabilities.
So, who needs SMS-enabled DIDs?
Well, for businesses looking to connect with customers or prospects, SMS can be an effective communications channel. Whether it’s for time-sensitive delivery updates or important info like banking alerts, texts are opened at more than three times the rate of email, and almost always within the first three minutes they’re received. (Read more on the pros… and cons… of enterprise SMS.)
Businesses operating in Norway can now connect with their customers using Voxbone’s SMS-enabled DIDs and they’ll look like any other Norwegian mobile number, with the +47 country code and 59 prefix. But these virtual numbers will let companies from anywhere in the world expand to new markets in Norway and reach customers who take to SMS like a duck to water, or maybe like a reindeer to tundra… Okay, I’ll show myself out.