SMS Will Help Power the Internet of Things, Say Industry Experts

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It’s also set to be a massive stage for SMS messaging. According to an article in Capacity Media , a panel of industry experts at this year’s Messaging and SMS World conference agreed that the Internet of Things (IoT) offers a huge opportunity for SMS.

How SMS Alerts Are Helping Curb Africa’s Ebola Outbreak

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Since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak in April 2014, the Red Cross – with the help of a local cellphone provider – has sent out about two million text messages a month to residents in Sierra Leone. Other applications of SMS in epidemics.

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How Blood Banks Use SMS to Raise Support and Help Save Lives

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One such example of this is Sweden’s blood banks, which use text messaging to inform donors when their donation helps save a life. In order to respond to this challenge, Sweden’s blood banks have implemented a new text messaging service that alerts donors when their donation helps save a life.

5 Reasons Hotel Concierge Services Should Start Using SMS

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Reason #2: SMS resolves customer complaints and issues faster than other channels. Speedy responses can also help hotels stay in good standing. Reason #3:SMS saves a record of every customer interaction. Reason #4: SMS fosters a better client relationship than phone calls.

SMS to the Rescue for Customer Support

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Consumers prefer SMS to other channels for customer support. Given text messaging’s ability to be prompt, clear, and flexible, it’s easy to see why 75% of people would prefer to use SMS over social media. How SMS improves customer support. Live SMS Chat Mobile Research Reports

How SMS Can Improve Students’ Study Habits

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Text messaging is a great tool for helping students adhere to their studying goals. Here are three ways that SMS can keep students stay on track with their study plans and achieve their test day goals. You can also include their assignment to help them get started.

SMS Nation: October Edition

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Welcome to this month’s edition of SMS Nation! Here we cover how text messaging is helping people to register to vote, sell their unwanted belongings, and kick their harmful shopping habits. Texas uses text messaging to help people register to vote.

How Text Messaging Helps Relieve Pain in Chronic Patients

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Here, we’ll identify why text messaging is an effective tool for helping patients and present ways in which healthcare providers can use SMS at their own practice. That’s why text messaging is so helpful. Here are four other ways to complement patient care with SMS.

Why SMS May Be The Channel Your Campaign Is Missing!

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SMS texting is a great way to do it because it’s the most popular form of communication, and the one most likely to be viewed by recipients. text messages a day and that SMS campaigns have a 99% clickthrough rate? SMS is the way to go!

How to Sound like an SMS Pro

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Whether you want to explain text messaging in layman’s terms to a coworker, need to pitch a text messaging campaign to your boss, or just for your own edification, here are three easy steps to sounding like an SMS pro. The first step to sounding like an SMS pro is learning the lingo.

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Crisis Text Line Uses SMS Data Mining to Save Lives

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While data collection is a byproduct of CTL’s main objective—to help teens in need—it is useful because it allow researchers to access valuable data. Use data analysis to improve volunteer management by noting when people are available and which volunteers are most likely to help.

SMS Nation: July Edition

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Here, we’ve compiled three recent stories about SMS that caught our eye about how text messaging is impacting our daily lives. New report finds that people prefer SMS to Facebook Messenger. Thanks for reading this month’s edition of SMS Nation!


Using SMS to Aid Pre-Surgery Compliance and Post-Surgery Recovery

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Post surgery care is similarly bound up with checklists and guidelines that can confuse patients rather than help them with their recovery. How SMS Helps Patients Prepare for Surgery. Study: Using SMS to encourage pre-surgery showers.

Why Apple Relies on SMS

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When Book asks for an example of a company smartly using SMS, Murphy mentions Apple’s Genius Bar, where Apple technologists help customers with support issues. The channel they have chosen to manage that experience is SMS,” Murphy says.

Three Myths of SMS Marketing Debunked

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Here are three common myths about SMS marketing debunked. Throughout the text message conversation, the user will see, “Reply STOP to quit, HELP for info.” Myth #3: SMS marketing is a trend and it will soon die out.

Breaking Down the FAFSA with SMS Drives Higher Enrollment

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So for high school seniors who are overwhelmed by confusing paperwork, SMS may be the best way to break the fear barrier. A text message reminder can help teens stay on top of their paperwork and ensure that nothing slips through the cracks.

ClassWith.Us A New SMS Parent-Teacher Communication Tool

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I can see this tool being extremely helpful in elementary classrooms, where the teacher can give a quick update at the end of each week. I could see this portion of the service being helpful for divorced or single parents who may not communicate well with their child''s other parent.

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Pilot Program Shows How SMS Reduces Hospital Readmissions

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Text message appointment and medication reminders also help ensure that patients stay on top of the ball for post-discharge care. The post Pilot Program Shows How SMS Reduces Hospital Readmissions appeared first on Mobile Commons.

SMS Nation: September 2015, Nonprofit Edition

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Welcome to this month’s nonprofit edition of SMS Nation! From overall text message strategy and success to text therapy, SMS is making great forward strides in supporting the goals of nonprofits. The post SMS Nation: September 2015, Nonprofit Edition appeared first on Mobile Commons.

Reporting for Jury Duty: How SMS is Driving Civic Engagement

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But organizations across the country are turning this notion on its head by using SMS messaging to boost civic engagement. What it is doing with SMS shows that any company can use the technology to drive engagement and capture its audience’s attention.

SMS Thought Leadership Series: Text Messaging Strategies for Behavior Change

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A recent clinical trial on reducing binge drinking among young adults revealed some interesting insights on how to design effective SMS interventions. Personalized feedback also helped remind participants that other people care about their well-being and believe in their ability to change.

New Studies Show that SMS Helps You Stop Smoking

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Put simply, text messages help people stop smoking. The studies found that real-time texting dramatically increases the accuracy of people’s reporting, and can serve as an effective tool for helping them quit altogether. A text a day keeps the cravings away. Two new studies show that text-messaging can “measure and intervene in urges people have during smoking cessation programs.”.

Digit: An SMS Program That Saves You Money Without You Noticing

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Digit is a proactive banking tool that uses text messaging to help users save money, rather than just tracking their spending habits. The SMS advantage for financial savings. The post Digit: An SMS Program That Saves You Money Without You Noticing appeared first on Mobile Commons

4 Ways Smartphones are helping People Learn a new Language

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Being a ubiquitous device in mobile learning, a smartphone has done almost all of the unthinkable, especially in helping learners master a foreign language. That said, here are effective ways in which the use of smartphones can help learners master a new language: 1.

How SMS Chat Saves Time, Money and Peace of Mind

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SMS chat, specifically, allows more and more individuals to making informed and proactive decisions about their health with instantaneous, private, and direct communication. Planned Parenthood , for example, had overwhelming success using SMS chat.

What’s New with SMS and the World Today

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Here are a few interesting stories about SMS that are circulating the web. Text messaging can also be used to build brand identities, guide citizens to polling booths, help parents locate resources, and much more. We’re always keeping an eye peeled for text messaging news.

4 Ways Text Messaging Helps Individuals Recovering from Addiction

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Four ways text messaging can help recovering addicts. Here are four examples of SMS programs that can help individuals recover from addiction: 1) Daily Reinforcement Messaging: The road to recovery is a long one, and one that requires daily motivation.

Anonymous SMS Program Allows Teens to Report Bullying at Schools

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Text messaging is a powerful tool to help teens in crisis. The post Anonymous SMS Program Allows Teens to Report Bullying at Schools appeared first on Mobile Commons One of the biggest problems with bullying is how uncomfortable it is for victims or witnesses to report it.

Food & Water Watch Raises Tap Water Awareness With SMS Campaign

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Why SMS is the best choice for Take Back the Tap. Studies show that young adults are 40 times more likely to respond to an SMS call to action than an email one. The post Food & Water Watch Raises Tap Water Awareness With SMS Campaign appeared first on Mobile Commons.

Charities Use SMS to Raise Funds and Help Tornado Victims Rebuild

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In response, charities such as World Vision and Save the Children turned to SMS to raise the vital funds to help these communities. In particular, SMS has the widest reach of all mobile channels and can be leveraged in conjunction with other channels.

SMS Thought Leadership Series: How to Make Your Health-Related Text Messages More Effective

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Finally, reference your own credentials and experience when you think it will help people trust that you know what you’re talking about. Say, for instance, that you have successfully helped a woman named Karen quit smoking with text message support.

How SMS Helps Keep College Students Healthy

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Furthermore, it’s surfacing as the most effective tools available to the healthcare industry in helping people stay on top of their health. These two factors make text messaging the perfect choice for helping college students take charge of their own well being.

BeneStream Uses Text Messages to Make Health Insurance Enrollment as Simple as Texting with a Friend

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BeneStream will text people annual reminders to renew their Medicaid starting 3 months in advance of the renewal date, and also offers more personalized help when required. But when they can text ‘Acme Corp Benefits’ and receive personalized help, they get the connection“ said Karasik.

How Your Text Message Inbox Has Changed for the Better

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These days, it’s likely that your SMS inbox includes messages that aren’t from people you know personally. The accessibility of SMS also helps capture high attention rates as consumers regard texts as intrinsically interesting and timely, and consider them intimate and selective.

Personalized learning: Hype or Help?

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What does that mean for the future of mHealth SMS broadcasts, or agricultural extension support? The promise of digitally-enabled personalized learning dates back to the 1960s. As with many early predictions, it took decades before the potential began to be realized.

American Eagle Outfitters Sees Winning Strategy in SMS

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Clothing retailer American Eagle Outfitters may have found the answer: Leverage the power of SMS and give customers the chance to win $10,000. The company also sent notifications via SMS and email to any customer who was already in the store’s database.

Mandalay Bay Uses SMS to Help Book Their Guests

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They’re helping guests book their hotel stays over text. The Tatango blog writes that one SMS promotion from Mandalay Bay “links SMS subscribers directly to their reservations page, which is mobile optimized.”

Two-Way Text Messaging: Interacting with Your Mobile Subscribers in One-on-One Conversations

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From open questions to simple thank-yous to accidental butt texts, any automated SMS campaign is likely to receive unsolicited messages. You can also invite people to text in questions during a pre-scheduled Q&A session and respond to each one in real-time via SMS.

CitizenshipWorks Connects Immigrants With Low-Cost Legal Help

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Many more don’t know where to turn for help at all. Fortunately, CitizenshipWorks is launching a new SMS campaign to connect both English and Spanish-speaking immigrants with informational services. SMS for Citizenship. For millions of people around the world, becoming a United States citizen is a long-held dream, the doorway to opportunity. But many immigrants find that, once they arrive on American soil, the actual process of becoming a citizen is a confusing legal morass.

Help People in Your Community Live Healthier Lifestyles with a Text Message Campaign

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The campaign is a project of the National Association of Community Health Centers , an umbrella group that helps address the need of more than 9,000 community health centers across all 50 US states. Our new healthcare edition can help you achieve similar outcomes in your own communities.