Thursday, January 30, 2014

Once in a while, you may receive a message from OSA through a regular mobile number like 0917XXXXXXX. This may raise some suspicion because you are not sure whether you should believe the message or not. The last thing you'd want to happen is to come all the way to OSA only to find out that the message asking you to drop by OSA is just a prank.

But how will you know if the mobile number belongs to OSA? Just login to using your SystemOne/OSAM account and click SMS Gateway in the rotating banner to see OSA's mobile number.

From time to time, OSA might text you to drop by the office, claim something, confirm your details, or probably tell you how special you are.

Our mobile number is not running on a regular mobile phone, it is powered by a robot. We no longer look anything like this when we ask you to drop by our office:

Instead, this is how we look like when we command our SMS robot, except of course, we are colored in real life:

Texting is tiring so we use an SMS robot to facilitate SMS sending at OSA. Thus, text messages from our staff members come from a single verifiable mobile number. At the same time, this means we can't just read messages you send us. We don't have an inbox just like what's in a regular mobile phone. It just doesn't work that way.

Our system is designed to do something based on certain SMS keywords. There are ways to send messages to our staff members through our mobile number similar to how you can text your favorite TV personality. However, this information is not yet publicly available because we are still reviewing the implications of publicizing SMS keywords of the staff members.

In the meantime, please contact us manually by visiting our office, calling our landline numbers, or sending us an email.