Desktop SMS Closes Doors, Opens Office Windows

Swisscom Desktop SMS users can benefit more now than ever from developer company Red Oxygen and Office SMS.

Palo Alto, CA, February 03, 2012 --( Over nine years ago, Red Oxygen developed Desktop SMS, a platform for Swisscom customers to send text messages from Microsoft Outlook. The Desktop SMS platform supported over 155,000 users and volumes over 500,000 SMS a month. Unfortunately, Swisscom decided to stop supporting Desktop SMS as of January 30, 2012, but clients can still use Desktop SMS, named "Office SMS" available on the Red Oxygen website.

Office SMS boasts several benefits that Desktop SMS didn’t offer. “Desktop SMS was not compatible with the latest Microsoft Outlook; Office SMS supports 2007 and 2010, where many Swisscom customers are in need,” says Kassandra Macdade, marketing manager at Red Oxygen. “The advantage of having a Red Oxygen account is that you can access Office SMS and all of our other applications for sending messages, such as Web SMS and bulk SMS, plus you get a full-comprehensive reporting system that wasn’t previously available.”

Today over 300,000 customers use Red Oxygen platforms daily, including the United Nations, Pepsi, Siemens, Accenture and AT&T. “We’re starting to see more companies offering mobile marketing solutions to help increase customer response—especially with the mobile uptake and consumer-corporate involvement of social media,” says Macdade. “We know there are users out there, specifically in Switzerland, searching for our SMS solutions. We’re here and we have so much to offer.”

Right now users in Switzerland can purchase SMS at a special rate. For more information, visit Red Oxygen at and click Live Assistance.

About Red Oxygen

Red Oxygen is one of the world’s leading developers and distributors of enterprise SMS software and services. Combining the power of email applications, instant messaging clients or CRM applications with the convenience and mobility of text messaging, Red Oxygen’s products allow users to send text messages to specific individuals or entire lists. Red Oxygen software is available for Microsoft Outlook, IBM’s Lotus Notes, IBM’s Sametime, Windows, as well as web based and CRM custom integration.

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