If you send out a message and subscribers reply to your message, you can view these replies from an inbox on your Control Panel.  This tutorial will walk you through the “Message Replies” page. The Inbox Your Message Replies Inbox looks like this:   From this page you will be able to see a detailed… Read More »

Have you ever thought about using mobile surveys to interact with your group?  Curious about your subscribers’ opinions on a particular topic?  Trying to get a head count for an upcoming event?  The ability to generate and send out mobile surveys is a new feature that is available for your Mobile Text Alerts account. With… Read More »

Technology can be a parent’s worst nightmare. Don’t get me wrong; I love smartphones, laptops, tablets, and all that jazz.  But if not monitored correctly, these useful tools can become a source of much grief for families as more and more teens and pre-teens (and even adults!) engage in potentially destructive behaviors such as “sexting.”… Read More »

Sometimes you may want to save templates of messages so that you can use the same wording in future messages without having to type it all out every time.  This tutorial will walk you through the “Message Templates” page so that you understand how to do this. Create a Message Template To create a message… Read More »

Business marketing is so tricky!  It takes a lot of planning, researching, observing, experimenting, and (if we’re honest) a bit of guesswork. Among all this educated guesswork is the wonderful world of text marketing.  While text marketing sounds like a great idea, the concept can be quite overwhelming, especially for small businesses.  Where do you… Read More »

We live in a text-happy world.  Everyone from 8-year-olds to 88-year-olds seems to be texting! Despite the prevalence of texting throughout society, many people still misuse and abuse it in their everyday lives.  (I suppose it should come as no surprise; people have abused words as long as language has been around!) We need some… Read More »

If you have added MMS messages (media messages) onto your regular texting services, then you are able to send text messages with images, audio, or other media.  This tutorial will walk you through how to navigate the “Send a MMS Message” page. Send Message to a Group From the “Send Message to a Group” box… Read More »

  The key to a person’s heart is through their stomach.  Everyone eats, after all!  What better way to brighten up your co-workers’ (or co-volunteers’) day in the office than by ordering food for all to share? But ordering food for everyone can be pricey—what are the best (inexpensive) places to order in for the… Read More »

Just sending out text alerts won’t automatically make them successful. To really be effective in accomplishing your goals for sending out text messages, you need to plan. You need to craft each message as skillfully as possible to get the most out of each alert sent. But how do you do that? Here are 4… Read More »

Another feature regarding sending messages on your Mobile Text Alerts account is the ability to schedule messages to send out later.  This tutorial will walk you through the “Scheduled Messages” page on your Control Panel.   Correct Time Zone On the “Scheduled Messages” page, you will see this message: Before you schedule any messages, you… Read More »

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