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Re: [LUG] Text Messaging


On 21/01/17 01:41, Richard Brown via list wrote:
Hi All

Thanks for all the replies. Just to fill everyone in a bit more.Â

The major reason for using text messaging is to get urgent updates to the programme out to young people. Normally we would be communicating week to week. But if there is a problem one week and the programme changes then we would need to get an update out. I would use email but I cannot guarantee they all have email. I know that young people and their parents have mobile phones!

Communication is frustrating and short of phoning everyone I cannot be sure they have received it. I suppose this is the best way. I am trying to see whether I can communicate via Web site posting and just leaving it the responsibility of the going person to check!

Any thoughts or ideas would be amazing.Â



On 20 Jan 2017 22:44, "Simon Waters" <simon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Richard,

Can you explain a bit more about how you want to communicate?

I use a number of SMS services, but services typically charge 3p per text. The market is quite competitive, but in decline due to the Internet messaging apps that use data connections instead.

With wordpress and I guess other blogging services, you create a post that is also posted to social media,l e-mail etc, is it possible to perhaps send these blog posts via sms too, I would guess however if you send to tiwitter for example and they are following tiwtter then they get a sms notification of posts to twitter.Â

You cannot hand hold everyone, if they miss a text, e-mail or don't check the website, and miss something then they can blame themselves.Â

Simple putting something like

Event details are subject to change, please check the website before making a special journey. The latest news will always be posted on the blog and also sent to (list social media services).

or something to the effect where you put the ball in their court.


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