"We've harnessed more than a decade of insight into digital communications and blended the best technical advancements to create truly transformative communication solutions."

Deon van Heerden, CEO: Clickatell Messaging

Our mission?

To make customers smile!
For businesses communicating with the mobile always consumer, Clickatell provides a customer experience platform that lets consumers communicate directly with businesses through one-touch on demand customer service.

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Founded 17 years ago, Clickatell is a pioneer in helping brands build experiences and relationships with customers via mobile phones, starting with SMS and text messaging. This long history of delivering new services to enterprise customers has given Clickatell insight into building truly transformative B2C communication solutions.

Trusted by the world's best

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Global reach

Reach customers in every corner of the globe with the ability to connect, interact and transact with over 85% of the world population across 1000+ mobile network providers.

 

17+

Years in business

6

Billion mobile phone users

220+

Territories worldwide

15 000

Global brands

Executive team

Hand-picked for their experience, skills and achievements in our very competitive field, our team are the driving force behind Clickatell’s international growth.

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Our success stories

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"User authentication via SMS enables us to weed out automated sign-ups and protect our user data. With Clickatell’s help, we are certain that every sign-up is a legitimate user."

Pingkan Irwin, GO-JEK INDONESIA VP of Marketing.

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“Clickatell offers an incredibly cost-effective solution, with great service support. This is what we really care about when making a decision. The API integration was smooth and great prices and an intuitive UI make for good service delivery.” - UCOOK co-founder David Torr

Read more about UCOOK

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QNAP NAS devices use SMS alerts to inform IT administrators and home users about different events like system errors, warnings, and other critical notifications allowing for quick troubleshooting and considerably minimizing downtime caused by unexpected failures.

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Our awards

Clickatell is both honoured and humbled by the awards and recognition that we have received from industry, business and community leaders. The awards we've received underpin our commitment to servicing our customers with passion and excellence at all times.

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August 2, 2018

The winning city: Cape Town voted as Africa’s technology capital

The South African

The greater Cape Town area, including Stellenbosch, is Africa’s tech capital. This, according to a report entitled Evaluation & Network Analysis of the Cape Town-Stellenbosch Tech Sector by Endeavor Insight.

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August 2, 2018

Clickatell Ushers in New Era for African Enterprises with WhatsApp Business Solution

Yahoo Finance

Global customer engagement company, Clickatell, is an authorized WhatsApp Business Solution Provider. Clickatell’s customers on WhatsApp Business solutions include Absa Bank, GTBank, First Bank of Nigeria and United Bank of Africa. These banks are partnering with Clickatell to roll out their chat banking capabilities on WhatsApp across Africa.

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August 2, 2018

Bank While You Chat on WhatsApp With South Africa’s Absa

The New York Times

South Africa’s Absa Group on Wednesday officially launched Whatsapp banking, in its latest push to become a digitally-led African bank, with more than 10,000 customers already registered to date since early July.

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May 14, 2018

Clickatell Launches Touch Go: Live-Chat for Customer Care

American City Business Journals

Following the launch of the enterprise version of Clickatell Touch in 2016, Clickatell is now transforming omni-channel customer care with the launch of Touch Go.

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May 14, 2018

Clickatell Launches Touch Go: Live-Chat for Customer Care

Market Watch

Following the launch of the enterprise version of Clickatell Touch in 2016, Clickatell is now transforming omni-channel customer care with the launch of Touch Go.

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May 14, 2018

Clickatell Launches Touch Go: Live-Chat for Customer Care

Yahoo

Following the launch of the enterprise version of Clickatell Touch in 2016, Clickatell is now transforming omni-channel customer care with the launch of Touch Go.

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May 11, 2018

Clickatell announces the launch of Touch Go

Media Update

Following the launch of the enterprise version of Clickatell Touch in 2016, Clickatell now aims to transform omnichannel customer care with the launch of Touch Go.

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May 11, 2018

Forcing customers to use your app is brand vanity

IT News Africa

Many brands remain obsessed with creating mobile apps. This not only defies trends that point to increasing consumer app apathy but can exclude a sizeable portion of your customers in emerging economies. Companies need to engage with their users where they are rather than forcing them onto an app, in what can only be described as brand vanity.

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May 9, 2018

Clickatell Launches Customer Care Live Chat Named Touch Go

MarTech Series

Clickatell Touch ensures live chat across a company’s website as well as social media platforms. The enterprise version of Clickatell Touch was launched in 2016. Since then, Clickatell has been transforming ubiquitous customer care with the launch of Touch Go. Clickatell Touch brings customer engagement and care into a single business platform.

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May 8, 2018

Clickatell Launches Touch Go: Live-Chat for Customer Care

Cision PR Newswire

Following the launch of the enterprise version of Clickatell Touch in 2016, Clickatell is now transforming omni-channel customer care with the launch of Touch Go.

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May 8, 2018

Clickatell Launches Touch Go: Live-Chat for Customer Care

TMC

Following the launch of the enterprise version of Clickatell Touch in 2016, Clickatell is now transforming omni-channel customer care with the launch of Touch Go.

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April 4, 2018

Short-term insurers gaga over digital

ITWeb

Fresh on the heels of the Liberty Group’s chatbot-driven short-term  service reveal, Virgin Money SA has unveiled an online buying insurance platform. The latest offering from Virgin Money SA’s insurance arm allows customers to request a quote and buy car insurance online. ITWeb takes a look at chatbots in the insurance industry.

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December 11, 2017

Clickatell awarded for 3 billion SMSs across Africa

Bizcommunity

Over the last 12 months, Clickatell has delivered almost 3 billion messages across the African continent, achieving a 42% year-on-year growth – far ahead of the 4% projected CAGR growth for the overall A2P global messaging market (as defined by a recent study from Zion Market Research).

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December 7, 2017

Clickatell named best SMS provider in Africa on the back of significant growth

The Media Online

South African born Clickatell has been recognised as the best SMS / A2P (Application to Person) messaging provider in Africa at the Nov 2017 Messaging and SMS World conference.

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December 6, 2017

SA born Clickatell honoured at 2017 Messaging and SMS World conference

Ventureburn

South African born Clickatell has been recognised as the best SMS / A2P (application to person) messaging provider in Africa at the 2017 Messaging and SMS World conference, held last month.

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December 5, 2017

Clickatell named best SMS provider in Africa

IT News Africa

Global SMS Messaging Gateway company, Clickatell has over the last 12 months, delivered almost 3 billion messages across the African continent, achieving a 42% year-on-year growth – far ahead of the 4% projected CAGR growth for the overall A2P global messaging market (as defined by a recent study from Zion Market Research). Moreover, Clickatell has seen over 20% annual message volume growth in many African countries, including Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Central African Republic, South Africa and Zambia.

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December 5, 2017

Clickatell Named Best Sms Provider In Africa

Zimfocus.net

Global SMS Messaging Gateway company, Clickatell has over the last 12 months, delivered almost 3 billion messages across the African continent, achieving a 42% year-on-year growth – far ahead of the 4% projected CAGR growth for the overall A2P global messaging market (as defined by a recent study from Zion Market Research).

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December 5, 2017

Clickatell named best SMS provider in Africa

Innovative Edge Solutions

Global SMS Messaging Gateway company, Clickatell has over the last 12 months, delivered almost 3 billion messages across the African continent, achieving a 42% year-on-year growth – far ahead of the 4% projected CAGR growth for the overall A2P global messaging market (as defined by a recent study from Zion Market

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December 5, 2017

Clickatell Named Top Messaging Provider With A2P Growth

Telecoms Business

South African born Clickatell has been recognised as the best SMS / A2P (Application to Person) messaging provider in Africa at the Nov 2017 Messaging and SMS World conference.

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