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Hi All,

 

Many schools have the ability to send out alerts via text messages for emergencies.  We are looking to find another text messaging solution to send out event information to our community if they are interested in receiving the info.  We would like people to register their cell phones for the service and then be able to select the events they would like a text message about.  For example, someone can goto a web page, provide their cell phone number and select to receive text messages about events for athletics, performing arts, and the art museum.  Is anyone aware of an application or service that can provide this functionality?

 

Thanks,

 

Joe Karam

 

 

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I'm not sure which one does which part of your request.  We started with the emergency messaging so I'm thinking the "for Academics" may do the additional.  This is not managed from our department, but through our department of University Relations.  They will be rolling out the first non-emergency pilot with our housing office soon.

Susan Adkins
IT Services
University of Arkansas

From: "Joseph M. Karam" <jkaram@PRINCETON.EDU>
Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE User Services Constituent Group Listserv <USERSERV@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2012 3:20 PM
To: "USERSERV@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU" <USERSERV@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: [USERSERV] Text Messaging services for events

Hi All,

 

Many schools have the ability to send out alerts via text messages for emergencies.  We are looking to find another text messaging solution to send out event information to our community if they are interested in receiving the info.  We would like people to register their cell phones for the service and then be able to select the events they would like a text message about.  For example, someone can goto a web page, provide their cell phone number and select to receive text messages about events for athletics, performing arts, and the art museum.  Is anyone aware of an application or service that can provide this functionality?

 

Thanks,

 

Joe Karam

 

 

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

Message from kathleen.dewitt@csueastbay.edu

Hi Joseph:  Not sure who the provider is, but I believe what you are describing is similar to this:

 

http://www.vegas.com/about/sms.html#SMS

 

Maybe you can poke around and find who provides this service.

 

Best,

Kathleen

 

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