Phonovation Ensures Employees Aren't Left Out in the Cold

Top Quote 400 companies send out 360,000 messages using Bulk SMS service. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 08, 2010 - Dublin, Ireland - 400 Irish businesses are availing of a bulk SMS service from Phonovation during the severe weather conditions.

    The SMS and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) provider reported a surge in demand for its online SMS service, www, In the past week, 360,000 messages were sent by businesses to communicate up-to-the-minute information to employees on whether it is safe to travel to work, office opening and closing times and instructions to work from home if necessary.

    Following a 500,000 investment earlier this year, Phonovation's network can now carry 650,000 texts per hour, making it a highly reliable service despite increased demand.

    With the cold snap set to continue for another few days Gavin Carpenter, Sales Director of Phonovation, said its SMS service is a highly effective way to minimise the impact on productivity: "The service is helping hundreds of companies limit the cost of the cold snap. With decisions to close being made at the last minute, an SMS informs employees instantly so they can start a somewhat normal working day from their own homes and cut down on any potential loss in productivity."

    Absenteeism, as a result of the severe weather conditions is costing Irish businesses 170m per week, according to a survey this week from employers' group IBEC. The survey found that late arrival of staff was the main issue affecting business.

    Phonovation's service can be set up in just a few clicks by logging on to, registering and prepaying for the number of texts required. There are no set up or subscription fees and a minimum 30 spend is required for up to 500 texts.

    Interactsms Features are a follows:

    1. Send 1 to 10,000 messages in a single file

    2. Upload lists directly from your desktop

    3. Text read and received confirmation

    4. Live responses on desktop and save in recognised format

    5. 'Send now' or 'Send later' options

    6. Choose sender ID to personalise messages

    For further information please contact:
    Bernice Burnside/Odharnait Ansbro
    Bvisible Communications
    01 845 2401
    bernice ( @ ) bvisible dot ie / odharnait ( @ ) bvisible dot ie

    About Phonovation:
    Phonovation is an Irish owned, privately funded company founded in 1988 and specialising in Integrated Voice Response (IVR) and SMS solutions as well as mobile and web apps. It supplies content and response facilities, from information awareness campaigns to automated 24 hour payment lines, to a variety of public and private organisations. Customers include the ESB, the HSE, Greenstar and most of Ireland's national newspapers and broadcasters including RTE.

    In 2009 Phonovation processed nearly 15 million calls and text messages. The company currently employs 16 top level staff. More information can be found at

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