Monthly Archives: September 2012

On September 14th, we announced the release of the new BBN Free SMS Messenger – an internet utility for sending free short messages to your friends, colleagues and family members. But why the name changes? What you probably have been used to is BBN SMS Gateway and now BBN SMS Messenger. The simple answer is what we seek to explain in this article.

BBN SMS Messenger is a web based tools for sending short message to mobile phones. BBN SMS Messenger is available in two varieties: Free and Prepaid both of which interacts directly with the BBN SMS Gateway to broadcast sms.

BBN Free SMS Messenger is built for everybody to send instant sms to family, friends, colleagues, classmates, etc. for free every day. All you need is to signup for a free account. The message delivers on recipient’s phone as if it originated from your mobile phone and when the reply is typed it delivers back to your mobile.

BBN Prepaid SMS Messenger is built to enable businesses, religious groups, government, etc to cost-effectively send branded and personalized short messages SMS in bulk to group members, business prospects, customers and much more using very simple web screens. This version is ideal for sending invitations, reminders, campaigns, advertisements, etc at low prices

Finally, the BBN SMS Gateway is a Business to Business B2B product that allows interaction between software products such as the SMS Messenger, Reseller bulk sms messaging platforms, e-Commerce platforms and other enterprise platforms for the purpose of sending out text messages. Our gateway currently supports only HTTP GET & POST connections. The gateway currently provides integration guide with sample code for connecting your platform to BBN SMS Gateway. A PHP SDK is also available for download at this location.

To put this altogether in one place, we have rebranded the home page of to reflect this friendliness and simplicity. Visit  to  see the new design.

Thank you for the time taken to read this article.



This evening, BBN announces the re-introduction of the free sms messaging platform which was halted on March 1st, 2009 under BBN SMS Gateway. The difference is that, this time, BBN Free SMS Messenger is a separate solution from the BBN SMS Gateway that allows you to send the sms from your web account to mobile phones as if it were sent from a mobile phone to another.

BBN Free SMS Messenger

The effect is that your friends, family members and colleagues who already saved your contact on their mobile will receive the sms as if it were sent from your phone and your name appears as saved in their phonebook registry. When your recipient types the reply it hits your phone – very much unlike the branded sms messaging that takes a branded name instead of your number.

The BBN Free SMS Messenger is hosted at the sub-domain . For ease of access we have created a simpler domain that grants you easy access to the free sms service. The domain is

So you no longer have to spend your call credit when sending a text to your friends, family or colleagues. The BBN free SMS Messenger delivers to all Nigerian GSM networks (MTN, Airtel, Etisalat, Glo) and the CDMAs alike.

It’s something to enjoy this weekend. And forever.

This is to update you that we have fixed the bug on our credit sharing system noticed after a system update in the early hours of this morning. This was an urgent response to a call that the ‘Share-With-Me system‘ was terminating on a blank page.

Earlier, this same week, we discovered and quickly fixed the omission on our Interswitch WebPay integration on BBN Checkout which had caused instant recharge to fail since we migrated BBN SMS Messenger portal from to

Definition: The BBN Checkout is an integrated sub-system on the BBN Network that integrates with various internet payment providers such as Interswitch.

Whilst we sincerely apologise for every inconveniences you may have experienced during the day, be rest assured that we are constantly working to deliver better customer experience all the way. We appreciate your feedback whenever you observe bugs that require attention on our platform.

Thank you for choosing BBN.