SIM Hosting is one of the most cost effective ways of conducting 2 way messaging campaigns. Our gateways are capable of sending out text messages "apparently from" your SIM card number. All replies will therefore reach your SIM card and will be forwarded on to you by one of several mechanisms.
The service is straightforward. You simply supply aql.com with your GSM SIM card and we host it for you. Hosting of a SIM card involves installing it in a SIM slot in one of our GSM modems (1). Our application servers (2) check your SIM card for content every 3 seconds. Because it is a SIM based technology, the maximum throughput of messages is one per 3 seconds, up to a limit of 30,000 per month. The incoming messages are processed and entered into our secure database (3) and all messages are associated with your aql account login.
In order to view the incoming messages, you can log in to your aql.com account and download them in Microsoft excel compatible csv format, or (at no extra cost) you can have the messages forwarded to you via email (4), or HTTP POST'ed (5) to your own application server (to trigger off other automatic events for example).