SMS can be used for external users (Guests) to contribute content.  Guests can be retail shoppers, sports fans attending a game or conference attendees.  Guest content is always moderated.

In order to use SMS in MediaFunnel, you must first purchase both an SMS phone number and a block of SMS message credits.  An SMS phone number costs $2.95 per month and SMS message credits start at $5.95 for 100 credits.

Order a Dedicated SMS Number

1. From the menu, click Settings

2. On the Settings page, click on Manage Your Subscription

3. On the Manage Your Subscription page, click on Add or Remove Dedicated SMS Numbers

4. On the Add or Remove Dedicated SMS Numbers page, select a U.S. State from the pick list and then select an area code from within the state.

5. Click the Continue button

6. On the Confirm Changes page, click the Confirm button

7. Enter your credit card information if you have not already done so

Order a Block of SMS Message Credits

1. From the menu, click Settings

2. On the Settings page, click on Manage Your Subscription

3. On the Manage Your Subscription page, click on Add SMS Message Credits

4. Select the package that you want from the pick list

5. Click the Order button

Assign an SMS Number for Guest Posting

1. From the menu, click Settings

2. On the Settings page, click on Guest Posting, Events and Campaigns

3. On the Manage Guest Posting with Campaigns/Events, click on Add New Campaign/Event

4. Follow the Wizard steps to either create a general Guest Posting SMS association, or to associate an SMS number with a specific campaign, such as an event