Enhance Compliance and Safety with Age-Gated Numbers

Securely Verify User Ages for Restricted Content Access!

Age gate

What is Age-Gating?

Age-gating is a process that verifies a user's age before allowing them to access certain content or services. It is used to prevent underage users from accessing inappropriate or harmful content.

An age-gated number is a phone number that requires users to verify their age before they can opt in to receive text messages. This is important because some text message content, such as content related to alcohol, tobacco, or gambling, is only permitted for adults.

To use an age-gated number, your business must upgrade its 10-digit textable number to a premium registered number. This is required by phone carrier regulations in the United States.

Why age-gating is important for SMS

Compared to most other marketing channels, SMS is subject to more restrictions and heavier scrutinization. Unless the proper age-gating procedures are in place, certain industries cannot use SMS to promote content. Further, failure to comply with these requirements can lead to the suspension of the sending number, an audit, and fines.

Blocking content on a website

Say you have an online liquor store in the US. When someone visits your website, a window will block the screen and ask for the visitor’s birthday. If that person is 21 or older, they will be able to access your full website and view your content. Anyone younger than 21 will see a message saying that they cannot view the website’s content and will not be able to view anything else.

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Discover other SMS Marketing Features

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SMS Autoresponder

An Autoresponder (Text Auto-Reply) allows customers to request real-time business or product information via a text message.

Text to Join

Contact collection via a "text-to-join" campaign is an easy to implement marketing tactic feature which allows mobile users to opt-in to a text marketing list. Collect name, email address, and zip code using this feature

Import Mobile Numbers

Import your existing clients' contacts from CSV or Excel. Option to remove any invalid or landline numbers from the list.

Schedule Text Message

Plan and schedule your mass texting campaign. Scheduling a text message or SMS marketing message is just as easy as sending them.

Merge Tags: Personalization

Personalizing helps businesses sell products and feel more connected to the customer.

Web Signup Form

Website Signup Widgets allow you to collect mobile numbers, names, and email addresses from the visitors of your website

Send From Phone

Do you stay on the road away from the computer most of the time? Enable send from phone option for your lists and send a text/MMS message directly from your phone.

Click-Through Link Tracking

Use trackable short links in your text messages and see which users were clicking which links.

MMS Messages

Send text messages up to 1000 characters combined with pictures, videos, speech, and audio for the ultimate messaging experience.

Text to Win

Text To Win sweepstakes is a great option for SMS Marketing which involves your prospects and customers in a fun way.

Social Connect

With the TXTImpact Social Connect feature, when you send an SMS or MMS message to your audience either from online or from your phone.

Mobile Coupons

Send unique coupons to your customers through text messages, increasing loyalty, and customer satisfaction.

Birthday Wishes

Collect birthdays using the TXTImpact text to join campaign and our system will automatically send your customers birthday text messages, picture messages, and greeting cards!

Drip Messages

The drip messages will release a series of text or picture messages to a customer within minutes, hours, or days from the opt-in time.

Segment Subscribers

Create subscriber segments based upon subscriber’s data like area code, date subscribed, date of birth, age, and any of the custom fields.

Texting with Emojis

The TXTImpact Mobile Engagement Platform supports emojis across all campaigns and all triggered messages.

Store Locator

Customers can request sales flyers, deals, or coupons from stores near their location.

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