Q. Who is SMS Relief?
A. SMS Relief is a data management company that
raises funds for National Registered Charities. (For more detailed information
see the General Information section under “About Us.”
Q. How does SMS Relief raise money for Charities?
A. SMS Relief has an extensive opt-in database
of mobile phone users. Advertisers pay us to send Short Message Service (SMS)
text advertisements to the members that have opted in to that database. For
every advertisement that we send we donate
pence to the member’s chosen
Charity Partner in addition to another
pence paid directly to the member.
Members may also receive e-mails from SMS
Relief with offer's from Advertiser's. Maximum 2 e-mail's per month.
Q. Who chooses which Charity will receive the
A. When a mobile phone user registers to become
a member they are asked to choose which of the Charity Partners registered in
the scheme, they would like to benefit from their donations.
Q. How do I know what type of advertisements I
would receive on my mobile phone? What if I don’t want to receive certain types
A. Again, when registering for the scheme
members are given categories of advertising that they would like to receive
messages for. Therefore if there is a market sector that you are not interested
in – you do not have to receive those types of messages.
Q. What if I change my mind about the categories of advertising I wish to
A. At any time members are able to edit their
profile; including their choice of advertising categories.
Q. Does it cost anything to register with SMS
A. No. Registration is totally free both for
mobile phone users and Charity Partners.
Q. How do I register as a mobile phone user?
A. You can register by clicking on the “New
Mobile Phone User Sign-Up” link. Simply fill in your details on the form and
press the SUBMIT button. You will then receive confirmation of your registration
via the registered e-mail address. This
will be done in tow stages.
Firstly an on-screen message will confirm that your registration
has been processed.
you will then receive an e-mail to verify your details.
We will soon be introducing a third verification which will be via
an SMS text message advising that your account has been activated.
Q. How do I register as a Charity Partner of SMS
A. To register as a Charity Partner and start
receiving donations, click on the “Charity
Simply fill in the details requested and press the SUBMIT button. Once
submitted the information will be forwarded to our database of Registered
We will then review your application and contact you to discuss the
opportunities with SMS Relief.
Q. How much money can we expect to raise?
A. SMS Relief guarantees to donate at least
pence for every SMS text advertisement sent to any member that has chosen you as
their Charity Partner. In addition, if those members agree to forego their own
payments, SMS Relief guarantees to donate a further
pence to your fundraising
efforts. The more mobile phone users that register, the more money you will
raise! So we recommend that you actively advertise your sub-domain page of
the SMS Relief site to encourage as many mobile phone users to register and
donate to your charity as possible.
Q. As a mobile phone user, is there any
commitment on our behalf?
A. Other than to receive and read the SMS text
advertisements in the categories of your choice, no. You are able to cancel your
membership at any stage.
Q. As a Charity Partner, is there any commitment
on our behalf?
A. Other than promoting the opportunity, none
whatsoever. You can opt-out at any time.
Q. As a member will my details be released to
anyone, including my chosen Charity Partner?
A. Absolutely not. SMS Relief will not
release any details of any member to anyone, at any time.
Q. Is there an age restriction to joining the
A. No. Anyone can receive our SMS text
advertisements - regardless of age.
Q. As a Charity are there any restrictions on
becoming a Partner?
A. No. Provided you are a National Registered
Charity and you have a NRC number you qualify to join the scheme.
Q. How many advertisements will members receive?
A. We have capped the total at 10 per mobile
phone per day.
Q. When and how will we receive our money?
members will receive payments by
cheque unless they choose our on line
payment via Paypal,
either monthly, quarterly or annually as you choose. The minimum payment
amount is £5 for all members.
Charities will be paid with a one time annual cheque regardless of any moneys
Q. Do you offer any form of on line payment?
Yes we use Paypal at this time and we are currently looking in to other ways
Q. I do not have a paypal account, how do I
A. Paypal is free to join
here to get an account now. Don't forget you can use Paypal on other sites
such as Ebay.co.uk