SMS Based Check-In Service Hoppr Launched

Posted on June 4, 2012. Filed under: Mobile, Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Now all the users have to do is use a simple message to check in to their favorite location and get best deals on products and services while they get rewarded as well.

A new location based check-inservice, called Hoppr, has been launched in India. Hoppr works across all mobile devices and platforms using short messaging or SMS as it medium for providing consumers with information to explore rewards, offers, brands and merchants available in their vicinity. The use of the simplest mode of communication makes the use of this service possible for everyone with a mobile phone breaking barriers such as applications, smartphones andeven GPRS .
Y2CF, the company behind theservice, has already tied up with leading mobile service providers like Airtel, Aircel, Idea, Reliance, Tata Docomo and Vodafone for the Hoppr service. The service will initially cover over 3000 retailoutlets/locations spread across top four cities in India – Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru. The Hoppr service offers customers with rewardsand special services on the go, while its usage remains purely offline.
To avail this service, user have to register their mobile number with the Hoppr serviceby sending a short code SMS from their mobile phone. All they need to do is type ‘hop’ and SMS it to 56660 to register as a user on Hoppr. Once registered, users can simply avail the service and can they can check-in to the service anytime, anywhere to earn rewards and get special offers on products and services nearby.
The company is also working on an Android based application as well for smartphone users, which will be revealed in the coming few days.


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