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School Messenger and Text Messages

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12/7/2009

Our district uses School Messenger to assist in communications to our parents. It can be used for mass voice calling, emails, or text messaging. On Friday, the School Messenger service sent out a text message giving parents the opportunity to begin receiving text or SMS messages from the Enumclaw School District via text or SMS. This is a process required by the major cell carriers and the content of the message was dictated by the cell carriers. If the recipient of the text did anything but text back a 'Y', they will not get anymore text messages from Enumclaw School District via School Messenger. If the recipient text-ed back a 'Y', they will receive future text messages from Enumclaw School District via School Messenger. Recipients can stop all future texts at anytime by replying back to the text with STOP. See below for detailed information:

School Messenger allows schools, districts, colleges and universities to proactively contact their constituents through voice, text and email messaging. This page is intended to outline the interactive functions available through School Messenger's SMS texting service.

For users in the United States, you can participate in School Messenger's service via short code 68453.

Text and Data rates may apply and would be charged if applicable by your cell carrier, neither School Messenger nor Enumclaw School District charges for this service. Texts to and from School Messenger are like any other text, typically if you have an "unlimited’ plan with your carrier you would not be charged. If you have a set amount of text you can send and receive, then each text you receive you would go against the monthly allotment, this would be true for the "opt in" and "opt out" texts as well. If you have no plan with your cell carrier, you will be charged for each text sent and received to and from School Messenger.

To opt in at any time, text Y to 68453.

To opt out at any time, text STOP to 68453.

For help information, text HELP to 68453.

After you opt in you will get the following text:
You are now registered to receive approx 5 msgs/mo. Txt STOP to quit, HELP for help. Msg & data rates may apply. schoolmessenger.com/tm

After you opt out you will get the following text:
You are now unsubscribed. Reply Y to re-subscribe for approx 5 msgs/mo. HELP for help. Msg & data rates may apply. schoolmessenger.com/tm

After you text help you will get the following text:
Text alerts by SchoolMessenger. Reply Y for approx 5 msgs/mo. Text STOP to quit. Msg & data rates may apply. schoolmessenger.com/tm

 

Participating carriers:
AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, Alltel, Boost, Nextel, US Cellular, Dobson