CBFSMS stands for CardBoardFish Short Message Service. Since
its introduction in 1989, the popularity of SMS message transmission
world-wide has increased exponentially, becoming a part of
the mobile telecommunications industry in its own right. The
use of the SMS message service is increasing worldwide hitting
new targets and records. The GSM Association reported that
in December 2000, 15 billion short messages were sent with
an estimate of over 100 billion per month for 2001 and 2002.
CBFSMS is a free service from CardBoardFish
which enables users to send instant SMS messages to almost
any International mobile network without prior account signup
or login. All SMS messages sent from the CardBoardFish
Short Message Service include a tag line which we believe
to be one of the shortest from any free SMS site on the Internet
allowing you to send longer messages.
I put a "0" in front of the number after I have
chosen the country?
It does not matter whether you start the number with a 0 or
without, your message will still be sent.
is the maximum length of an SMS message?
Standard SMS messages are 160 characters long. CBFSMS allows
messages of up to 149 characters long in order to include
the "cbfsms.com" tag line. However, CBFMail.com
can offer text messages of up to 320 characters long, more
than double the size of messages that can be sent from CBFSMS.
CBFMail's extended SMS service works by splitting a long message
into two separate parts and sending the messages together.
Extended text messaging is available with a CBFMail advanced
account which also allows users to set their own tag lines
on all outgoing SMS messages. With a CBFMail account you can
also store mobile numbers in your own address book for easy
texting. Visit www.cbfmail.com
and signup for a free account today.
there a limit on how many messages I can send?
No. Send as many messages as you want to as many people as
you want. However, spamming and abusive messaging is strictly
not allowed on the CBFSMS service. Please read our terms
& conditions for more information.
get this error "Message Sending Failed! - Sorry, we do not
support this mobile network. Please click here to add this
network to CBFSMS." when trying to send a message. What
does this mean and what should I do?
CBFSMS will not send a message to a number for which it cannot
recognise the mobile phone operator network. By clicking the
link to the add network page in the error message, you can
request a code be sent to your mobile phone. If you receive
this code, your network is supported and you can verify the
code on the next page. Your details will then be submitted
to our network engineers who will add your cellular network
to our system. If you do not receive the code, you can try
sending another code the next day, but if you still do not
receive that message, it is likely that your network is not
supported. Not all networks can support the technology we
use at http://www.cbfsms.com
- although the majority do. It is suggested that you signup
for a free CBFMail account and send messages from SMS Advanced
as this service has a much larger network coverage.
get this error "Cannot Send Duplicate Message!" when attempting
to send a message. Why?
This is an anti-spam measure to ensure that mobile phones
cannot be spammed from CBFSMS. However, the error can also
occur if your Internet browser has cached the send message
page. If you receive the message continuously, go to http://www.cbfsms.com/
and then hit the refresh button.
get this error "Invalid message or message too short". Why?
This error occurs if the message you are attempting to send
only contains one word or appears to be a wasteful message.
In order to send the message, you must make it longer with
sent a message and CBFSMS told me it was delivered, but
it was never received. Why?
Care will be taken but CardBoardFish cannot guarantee delivery
of SMS messages to the recipient. The CardBoardFish service
is reliant on various third party telecommunications networks
for delivery of your SMS messages. As with voice mobile phone
communications, problems in transmission of SMS messages may
occasionally arise. It is advised that you sign up for a free
CBFMail account and use
the SMS Advanced system to send your messages. This service
has a wider network coverage and its SMS gateway will soon
be replacing standard SMS services throughout the CardBoardFish
has told me it is sending to a different network than the
mobile phone I am sending to is on. Why?
We try to maintain an up to date network list but due to the
rapid growth in the mobile communication market, it is not
possible to keep track of every single network code in every
country. However, your message will still be sent despite
displaying a different network operator name.
use CBFSMS to send text messages often. Can I keep an address
book of mobile numbers to send to?
Yes, simply signup for a free CBFMail
account here and add
your contacts to the address book. From there, you can also
send the same message to multiple numbers.
it possible to send the same message to more than one number
at a time?
Yes, signup for a free CBFMail
account here. You can
then send the same message to up to 8 numbers, either by typing
in each number separated by a comma, or selecting multiple
numbers from the address book.
I receive replies to sent messages from CBFSMS?
It is not possible to receive replies to messages sent from
www.cbfsms.com. Alternatively, you can signup for a free CBFMail
account and using our SMS Advanced service, replies can be
sent directly to your own mobile phone! Click here
to signup now.
run a website, would it be possible to provide SMS to my
users with CBFSMS?
Yes, CardBoardFish can offer custom solutions to meet all
your text messaging needs. Click here
for more information.
CBFSMS offer business to business solutions such as email
2 sms, bulk messaging, advertising campaigns, news alerts,
Yes, CardBoardFish has an extensive SMS solutions range with
unlimited possibilities for custom developed systems. Please
go here for more