ARATEXT

Aratext Tutorial

  1. How to Sign Up
  2. How to Pay
  3. E - Payment
  4. Bank Payment
  5. How to Send Messages
  6. Sending messages to large volume of numbers using notepad
  7. Using the Addressbook
  8. Sending a Message to your Addressbook Contacts

How to Sign Up

Step 1: Log on to www.aratext.com

Step 2: From the menu bar, click on My Account

my account link

Step 3: A form will open for you to fill if you have an account. If you don't, click on Sign Up if you wish to have one.

sign up button

Step 4: A form will open for you to fill as shown below. Once you've filled this form, click the Register button. You will then be automatically registered with Aratext.

user registration form

Step 5: A successful registration notice will be shown to you. While a message will be sent to your email box (the one used in registering). You are expected to use the verification code sent to your mailbox to activate your account.

successful registration prompt


How to Pay

E - Payment

WEB PAYMENTS

Please browse to www.quickteller.com/aratext (you can use either an Interswitch card, a Verve card or a Naira mastercard) to make a payment.

The following are the banks that allow their cards to process transactions on this site

  • Guaranty Trust Bank,
  • Platinum Habib Bank,
  • Union Bank,
  • Skye Bank,
  • Stanbic IBTC,
  • First Bank,
  • WEMA Bank,
  • Sterling Bank,
  • Eco bank,
  • First City Monument Bank,
  • FinBank,
  • Oceanic bank.

The amounts that can be process on this gateway are can be edited but defaults to N4000 but there is a minimum payment of N50 and the surcharge is N100.


ATM PAYMENTS

You will need to visit any QuickTeller enabled ATM - Skye Bank, First bank, WEMA, Afribank, Intercontinental Bank, Stanbic, IBTC, Oceanic Bank, Union, FCMB, UBA.
This list is still growing as not all banks have completed their roll out

1. Enter you card, select current/saving enter pin etc...
2. Select Quickteller option > Pay Bills > Others
3. Enter the code 216538 for payments towards Aratext (this is the code assigned to Aratext that you will communicate to potential donors)
4. Enter mobile number as customer ID
5. Enter the amount you wish to purchase
6. Accept N100 surcharge

Payment will confirm complete

Bank Payment

Pay into any of the accounts below, with your Aratext USERNAME as the name of �depositor


Bank: UBA
Account Name: ASV IT SOLUTIONS LTD
Account Number: 0080-003-000495-1

Bank: Zenith
Account Name: ASV IT Solutions Ltd.
Account Number: 6017108534
Bank: GTB
Account Name: ASV Info Tech Solutions.
Account Number: 231704926110
Bank: First Bank
Account Name: ASV IT Solutions
Account Number: coming soon



Your account will be credited once your payment is received.
If your account is not credited within the next one hour (1hr) after payment, please leave your details via site consultant on the home page.


How to Send Messages

Step 1: From the Aratext homepage, sign in with your Aratext username (email for some accounts) and your account password.

homepage login

Then the Compose Message page will open.

compose page

Step 2: To customize the sender, click on Edit Sender ID under the sender field; the User Profile page will open, scroll down to Sender ID and customize to your desired name. After typing your desired name, click on the save button to save the changes made.
Note: This is advised to be done before composing the message.

Step 3: On the Compose Message page, type your numbers in the To field, multiple numbers are separated by comma (,).
Note: land line numbers should not be included as the service is prepared for GSM numbers ONLY.


Sending messages to large volume of numbers using notepad

Hint: For large volume of numbers, type the numbers in notepad. To open notepad, go to Start --> Programs --> Accessories --> Notepad.

programs menu

Please follow this format in typing your numbers:
country code + gsm (i.e. minus the first zero of the GSM numbers) e.g.

numbers format

Please avoid putting spaces in between the number, one number per line as in the above example.

Save and close the file. In the Compose Message page, click on Upload Address File link (beside the To field). From the Open dialog box, choose the text file containing the numbers then click open.

Step 4: Type the message you want to send.

Step 5: Click on Send Message.

Note: You can now flash your SMS messages and also schedule your SMS to the time you want it to be sent by clicking any of the check boxes.

message options

For more enquiries, please call: 01-8916779, 01-7359680.

Using the Addressbook

Step 1: Login to your account and click on Addressbook, you will see the page below

Step 2 : Click on Groups to add a new Group, you will see the page below

Step 3: Click on Add Groups button, you will see the page below, enter a Group Name and Click on Add Group and click on Continue on the next page

Step 4: You will notice the page below, with all your groups in a drop down menu, select the group you want to upload the contacts to. click on browse or chose file to select your file, Select the file type and click Submit

Sample New Line Separated File

numbers format

Step 5 : Click on Addressbook to View your numbers.

You can Click on Groups to view your groups and the number of contacts in each group.

 

Sending a Message to your Addressbook Contacts

Step 1: Click on Compose Message

Step 2: Select your Group

Step 3: Set your Sender Name

Step 4: Type the message you want to send.

Step 5: Click on Send Message.

Note: You can now flash your SMS messages and also schedule your SMS to the time you want it to be sent by clicking any of the check boxes.

message options