How to receive and activate SMS?
In this article, we are going to elaborate on All Operations area using the example of reception. The user goes to the SMS Message Reception section, selects the service and the desired reception mode: online or delayed reception.
After that, you have to perform Message Reception, to do that you need to know how to work in the All Operations window.
This window represents an area for operations and switches: “Code from SMS” and “Filter” (Figure 1).
The “Code from SMS” sets up the possibility to receive either the code or the full message, and the filter (Figure 2) provides the possibility to make a selection by numbers and services, as well as search by messages.
Let’s take the Yandex service and delayed reception as a detailed example.
Important! Simultaneous reception of messages can be performed for three numbers with online reception, and for five with delayed reception.
As we’ve chosen delayed reception (with online reception, the number is ready to receive messages at once), the first step is Issue and Check (Figure 3).
After issue, a number to wait for SMS messages is placed into the area for operations (Figure 4). Sometimes the website may issue the number with a delay (with online reception, it is issued always at once), therefore the user has to wait till the operation status is changed to “Number is ready to receive SMS” and to start the reception operation.
The operation area will display the time remaining for the use of the number: 20 minutes.
If the user purchases the number together with the Forwarding option, the operation window will look like this (Figure 6):
In this article, we are considering a case without forwarding, an example of working with forwarding.
Now, the user has to paste the issued number into the form and wait for messages. Please keep in mind that to in order to simplify the work, the user is provided with the possibility to instantly copy the number (and the code afterwards) by clicking the cursor on it.
Copy the number, paste it into the service form, and send CODE.
After the code is received, you only have to copy it and close the operation, you can close it without waiting for the end of the 20-minute period. (Figure 7)
We understand that sometimes the user can select a wrong service by mistake, therefore we provide the possibility to close the operation without sending an SMS message and without paying for it, but this cannot be done earlier than 30 seconds after issue, but with online reception the cancellation can be performed immediately.
Important! If the user closed an operation multiple times during delayed reception without waiting for the end of the 20-minute period, they will receive a temporary ban limiting their possibility to purchase services.
After the end of the 20-minute period, the operation status will be changed to “Operation Completed”, and this number will not be able to receive SMS messages within the framework of this operation.
For visualization purposes, the delayed reception statuses are backed up with icons:
The first status informs the user that the issue procedure is being performed. The next two appear during message wait and at the arrival of SMS, correspondingly. The remaining two statuses appear already after the end of the allocated time (20 minutes): the first one, if the SMS has arrived, and the second one, if SMS did not arrive.
The same statuses, only of blue color, are also used for online reception, except for the number issue status because during online reception it is issued at once.
Important. The SMS reception procedure and the online reception switches are identical and work in the same way as for delayed reception.
If the user purchases “Other Websites”, there can be a situation when the phrase (Figure 8) is issued when a message is sent to the given number, which means that this service has already been assigned to this number.
This happens because the “Other Websites” option comprises a great number of services, and there is a probability that the user will be issued a number which has already been used for the service they need.
The probability is low, and the user always has the possibility to close the operation and to request a new number.
On our website there are also the following options of working with the purchased numbers: SMS Repetition and Renewal. If you need a repeated SMS message or/and the purchased number for a long period of time, be sure to read about these options.
We hope that we’ve been able to provide you with full, and most importantly, easy-to-understand information about the SMS Reception procedure on our website.
Cordially yours, Onlinesim.