Bulk SMS

Advanta Africa Ltd is licensed by Communications Authority (CA) and has direct connectivity to mobile

operators enabling you to communicate with your audience across Kenya and beyond.

Some features of Advanta SMS Messaging:

Easy to use, low cost web based interface, may be used to send invitations, alerts, info messagesetc.

Allows alphanumeric sender ID i.e send sms from your brand name. Maximum 11 characters.


scheduling options and robust address book with import from excel, csv etc.

Allows long message with each message at 160 characters.

Delivery receipt available.

Personalized (Mail merge option) message of, e.g. “Dear Jane, your connection balance is Ksh.30,445…..

Creation of Sub user accounts

Developer APIs to enable integration to 3 rd party software.


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A shortcode is a 5 digit number that provides a 2 way communication that is send and receive messages. Businesses use this service to collect database and opt-in consumers to their SMS programs, and then use that database to send out promotional messages.

We have three types of short codes:

  • Platinum numbers

    Short code constituting quadruple numbers i.e. 2222, 5555, 8888, Numbers with religious significance

  • Golden Numbers

    These are Short code starting or ending with triple digits e.g. 2227, 1117, 8880, 4000 etc.

  • Normal Numbers

    These are short codes that are not in the above categories

The above short code categories are further divided in to two as below:

Dedicated Short code

This code is independently owned by a said client and can be linked to a database to provide response on request or queries for particular information. It gives room for up to 1000 key words and can therefore be used for a multiple of activities based on a client’s needs. Cost implication; One off set up fee of Kes. 25,000. Monthly rental fee of Kes. 15,000 VAT EXCLUSIVE

Shared Short Code

These codes are owned by Advanta and rented out to different partners where each partner has a unique keyword. Cost implication; One off set up fee of Kes. 15,000. Monthly rental fee of Kes. 5,000 VAT EXCLUSIVE.


Decidate shortcode cost implication Cost Exclusive VAT

One off set up fee Kes 25,000

Monthly Rental Fee Kes. 15,000

Shared Shortcode Cost Implication

One Off set up fee Kes. 15,000

Monthly Rental Fee Kes. 5,000

Dedicate USSD Cost Implication

One Off set up Fee Kes 150,000

Monthly Rental fee (Negotiable)

Renewal Testbed Fee Kes. 15,000

Shared USSD Cost Implication

One Off Set Up Fee Kes 20,000

Monthly Rental Fee Kes. 15,000

Sms Branding

One off sms branding Kes. 10,000 per network. Price slightly negotiable. Our bulk sms graduated rates available on request.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are your offices?

Our offices are in Westlands. Building Kipro Center 2nd Floor Opposite Parklands Baptist Church

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept payments via mpesa paybill number 969610, bank payments. Invoiced based billing is also accepted.

Will my data be safe?

We run comprehensive security checks and audits to ensure that our applications, databases and networks are secure so that our customer records are always protected. We also ensure that our systems are always up to date with the latest security updates.

How do I create an account?

You can sign up from our website or sign up from this URL: Messaging.advantasms.com . Click on sign up and fill all the details

Will units I’ve purchased reflect immediately?

Yes. Units purchased via Mpesa paybill number 969610 will be loaded automatically. We’ve automated this process.

Will the unused bulk sms units expire?

No. Your bulk units will not expire.

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