- Definition: ECO CARDZ Holder
This is the term applied to a user of the ECO CARDZ system who has registered his or her profile information and is leasing a ECO CARDZ ID (e.g. JSmith) for a period of one-year.
- Definition: ECO CARDZ Recipient
This is the term applied to anybody who has accessed the ECO CARDZ system from his or her cell phone, submitted a ECO CARDZ ID (e.g. JSmith) to the short-code 123411 and had the corresponding ECO CARDZ profile information text messaged automatically to his or her cell phone, or been delivered the ECO CARDZ profile information from the PUSH service.
- Definition: ECO CARDZ ID
This is the term applied to the unique keyword that serves to identify the user within the ECO CARDZ system. Each ECO CARDZ Holder may have one or more ECO CARDZ IDs, each of which acts as a gateway to separate profile information (e.g. JSmith). During registration a selection of alternative ECO CARDZ IDs is provided automatically by the system for the Registrant to select from.
- Definition: ECO CARDZ Profile
ECO CARDZ Profile is the term applied to an individual’s business information found on a standard paper based business card. The ECO CARDZ Holder inputs their ECO CARDZ Profile into our system in order that it can be accessed by his/her contacts through interaction with the short-code 123411.
- What is ECO CARDZ?
- How do they work?
Broadplay Mobile uses the short-code 123411 to make it easy as 123 to deliver the 411 to cell phones. By creating and registering a company or employee name in the system, relevant information can be delivered to cell phones on request. Try text messaging BROADPLAY to 123411 to witness the power of ECO CARDZ in action. An easy online interface allows the user to upload relevant contact information in real-time.
- What is the PUSH ECO CARDZ service?
The PUSH ECO CARDZ service allows you to send your details instantly to your contact’s cell phone. As a registered ECO CARDZ Holder, your cell phone is recognized by our system and automatically retrieves your ECO CARDZ Profile information from the database. By text messaging your contacts’ cell phone number (with area code) to 123411, the system is able to identify where to send your information in real-time.
- What is the PULL ECO CARDZ service?
The PULL ECO CARDZ service allows your contacts to text message your ECO CARDZ ID to 123411 to receive your ECO CARDZ Profile information instantly to their cellphone. You can advertise this option on your printed materials (signs, business cards, website etc) or tell the person you are speaking with how they can retrieve your details.
- Why am I limited to 5-PUSH messages per day?
Mobile marketing is a field that allows for zero tolerance of SPAM. As such, you must have the permission of the individual you wish to send your ECO CARDZ Profile information to. We meter the number of messages permitted per day to prevent individuals from pushing their contact details to lists of mobile phones without the acknowledgement of the cell phone owners. A maximum of 5 per day was deemed to be sufficient for most ECO CARDZ Holders’ needs. If you reach your maximum allowance in any given day, remember that the PULL service is still functional with no limitations. As per the Terms and Conditions, if ECO CARDZ becomes aware of SPAMMING activities, the service will be terminated for the offending party immediately and without refund.
- What is the sign up process?
In 3 easy steps, you can create and secure your unique personal ECO CARDZ ID and have your own contact information available immediately for people to access with their cellphones.
Step 1: Enter your information
Step 2: Choose your unique ECO CARDZ ID
Step 3: Pay using our secure checkout
- Can I have more than one ECO CARDZ ID?
Absolutely. There is no limit on the number of ECO CARDZ IDs.
- How much does it cost?
For a limited time, $100 secures a unique personal ECO CARDZ ID for 1 year and comes with 500 messages. Additional messages can be purchased in bundles for as little as $0.09 per message. Users can select an entry package for $60 which includes 100 messages if they feel that the service is better as a supplement to their existing card rather than a replacement.
- How long does it take for the ECO CARDZ information to be delivered to the cell phone?
Text message delivery usually takes between 5-30 seconds after the request is sent to the carrier network. Sometimes, this can take upward of 1-hour if there is an excessive amount of text messaging traffic on the wireless carrier networks.
- Will you sell my information/phone number?
- Will you be sending me paid advertising from other people, SPAM or otherwise?
No. ECO CARDZ operates with a strict NO-SPAM policy.
- How do I cancel my ECO CARDZ ID?
Please contact us to cancel your account. Note that there are NO refunds for terminated accounts. On cancelation, your ECO CARDZ ID will go back into the pool for purchase by someone else after a 30 day holding period.
- What carriers/phones does this service work with?
ECO CARDZ works with all Canadian wireless carriers and 99% of all cell phones.
- What happens/when my messages run out?
Simply login to top-up your account. You can purchase messages in convenient bundles for as little as $0.09 per message. To ensure that you never run out, we will send you reminders when your messages run low.
- How can I update my information?
Simply login to update your information.
- What is text messaging?
Text messaging is a popular cellular technology that allows people to communicate between each other by phone by sending short text messages. These text messages are limited to 160 characters.
- What does SMS stand for?
SMS stands for “short message service” and is the same thing as text messaging. SMS are limited to 160 characters.
- What are short-codes?
Short codes are 5 or 6 digit easily remembered phone numbers that allow cell phones to communicate and connect with text messaging systems or platforms to upload or download information. They are similar to domain names in that they are unique and can be used as a channel to connect customers or end-users to marketing companies or organizations.