Buy SMS Credits & Costs
Club administrators and Communication users are able to send SMS messages and emails to members within their club/county.
In order to send SMS messages from the management system, clubs need to purchase SMS credits via PayPal or Cheque.
The following SMS credit bundles are now available to all clubs:
- Bronze - 10,000 credits = €200
- Silver - 25,000 credits = €500
- Gold - 50,000 credits = €1,000
- Platinum - 100,000 credits = €2,000
GAA, Croke Park, Dublin 3
**An admin and cheque fee may also apply.
SMS Credit Bundle Charges
The cost of sending SMS messages to ROI Mobile Numbers is subject to change should the Mobile Network Operators increase their rates. Should they do so, the increased charges may be applied with immediate effect.
Messages that are over 160 characters will cost twice the amount of credits per message and the sender will see a concatenated message on the screen to alert them to this.
As of 01/07/2014 the cost of sending an SMS message to all mobile networks will cost 2 credits per message.
VAT is charged on all SMS Bundle purchases. All Clubs that are VAT registered may avoid this cost by supplying their VAT number at the point of purchase (ROI Clubs only) or by reclaiming it at a later stage (NI Clubs only).
Club Administrators can update the Club information page to store the Club VAT number. The VAT number will then be included on all invoices generated for SMS Bundle purchases. To view details on storing the Club VAT number, click here.
To view details on sending SMS Communications, click here.
How to buy SMS credits
To buy SMS credits -
- Click Communications and select 'Buy SMS Credits'.
- Select the amount you wish to purchase from the Amount drop down list.
- Select an option from the Payment Method drop down list.
- Click submit.
An Invoice is generated for this transaction. The Invoice details all fees associated with the transaction.
If you selected to pay using a Credit or Debit Card, click on the PayPal link to proceed with the payment.
You will then be redirected to Paypal.
Options are provided to pay either with or without a PayPal account.
For Clubs who intend to make repeat purchases, it is recommended that they create a PayPal account where their Credit/Debit Card details will be stored, as it will both simplify and speed-up the process.
SMS Bundles purchased by Credit/Debit card will automatically be added to the account.
If you selected to pay by Cheque, please print a copy of the invoice screen, write the invoice number on the back of the cheque and forward both, along with information about the Club to GAA.
SMS Bundles purchased by Cheque will be added to the account, upon receipt of the cheque. Please allow 3-4 working days for this to occur.
Figure 1 - Buy SMS credits page
To view details of completed Credit/Debit card and Cheque Transactions:
1. Click on Invoices and select Paid Invoices from the drop down list.
2. Click on the date of the relevant invoice to view.
To view details of incomplete invoices (i.e. invoices that have not yet been marked as paid):
1. Click on 'Invoices' and select 'Incomplete Invoices' from the drop down list.
2. Click on the date of an invoice to view.
Figure 2 - Invoices Page