Version 2.0 of DialMyCalls introduced “access control” which allows members to create and manage multiple users on one account.
Members requested the ability to have multiple users share one account while keeping certain aspects of the service hidden. “Access Control” allows the admin of an account to create multiple users as well as permission groups to manage which features of DialMyCalls each member has access to.
Do you want to allow a member of your church congregation to set up a voice broadcast but want to keep your billing information hidden? Maybe you'd like a parent to send out a weekly text (SMS) broadcast to all of the players, coaches and parents of your sports league but want to restrict access to other information located in your account. The DialMyCalls “Access Control” can be used in both instances listed above as it gives members full control of what their Access Users can see and do while logged in to DialMyCalls.
Once you have signed up for an account on DialMyCalls, setting up your access control is quick and easy. Below you will find instructions on how to create multiple users and permissions for your mass notification system:
Setting Up Multiple Users And Account Permissions (click image for full size)
- Step One - Login to your DialMyCalls account and click on the following: “My Account” → “Access” → “Permissions” → “Add A New Group”
- Step Two - Create a new permissions group nickname and click “Add Group”.
- Step Three - Your newly created “Permission Group” will now be listed – click on the edit icon to set up the security permissions.
- Step Four - Check off the security permissions that you would like your newly created group to have.
- Step Five: Now that you have set up your permission group, click on the “Users” tab and then click “Add A New Account”.
- Step Six - Create a nickname and then choose the email address and password that your new access user will use to log in to your DialMyCalls account.
- Step Seven - Your newly created “User Account” will now be listed – click on the edit icon to set up the permissions group that the user will belong to.
- Step Eight - Finally you will need to select the proper "Permissions Group" from the drop-down menu next to group and then click on "Save and close" - that is it, you have just set up your DialMyCalls access control!
Every member that signs up for DialMyCalls will immediately have the ability to set up multiple users and account permissions. Create an account today to help your church, sports team, non-profit, small business, or organization stay informed via voice + text message broadcasting.
For more information regarding the new DialMyCalls access control, please visit www.dialmycalls.com or contact our customer support team via phone or email.
DialMyCalls.com is proud to announce a couple of new rates for our unlimited monthly calling/texting plans.
Are you a small church or sports league that needs to contact a list of contacts on a weekly basis? DialMyCalls offers unlimited monthly plans* that allow members to contact the same list of numbers throughout the month for a flat rate.
DialMyCalls has good news surrounding our unlimited monthly calling/texting plans which is that we have just lowered the prices on our two introductory plans - the 25# and 50# plan are now even more cost effective than before!
Small religious groups, non-profits or sports leagues can now sign up for a 25# number plan for $7.49/month or a 50# plan for only $14.99/month. What exactly do you get with one of our unlimited monthly plans? Below you will find exactly what is included when signing up for one of DialMyCalls' monthly plans:
Up to one call with a 2 minute message or one text message to all allotted numbers, once per day.
Access to the following advanced calling features at no cost: Push To Leave Message, Push To Opt-Out, Polling, and Push To Replay.
The ability to email the voice message or text message to your contacts as well.
Detailed reports for all text message and voice broadcasts.
Whether you are sending out weekly prayer requests or game cancellations, DialMyCalls is a great web-based notification system. Sign up today to get started sending out voice and text message broadcasts with the click of a button!
*Our unlimited monthly plans allow you to contact the same list of numbers throughout the month - adding and removing numbers over the maximum amount allotted will result in the account being frozen.
Members of DialMyCalls.com are now able to utilize our text message broadcasting without having to pay for an SMS keyword.
The launch of version 2.0 of DialMyCalls.com brought forth a completely redesigned interface as well as a plethora of new features for our members, both new and old. One great feature that we announced is that every member who is using the new version of our mass notification system will receive one SMS keyword at absolutely no cost - that's right, the first keyword you register is on the house!
What exactly is an SMS keyword and how can it be used? DialMyCalls offers both a voice broadcasting service as well as a text message broadcasting service - the free keyword is utilized as an identifier when sending out text messages. Think of it as a caller ID but instead of a phone number it displays a unique keyword that allows your recipients to recognize who the text is being sent from.
An SMS keyword will not only be a unique identifier for your text broadcasts, it can also be used to create a list of subscribers. For example, a church can put the following in their weekly bulletin:
"Text the keyword 'MYCHURCH' to 80123 to receive weekly prayer quests via text message."
Church members that text "MYCHURCH" to 80123 will then be added to a contact group that is created in the DialMyCalls account for that church. The church can then go in and set up a prayer request via text that will be broadcast each week to all of those members that opted in to their keyword.
In the past, DialMyCalls charged $4.95 per month for a keyword but that is not the case anymore - every account on version 2.0 of the site will receive the first keyword at absolutely no cost. If members choose to have multiple keywords, each additional keyword will cost $4.95 month.
To check the availability of a specific keyword, head on over to our Texting Page Now!
Are you ready to utilize the free SMS keyword that DialMyCalls now offers? Create an account today to start sending out text message broadcasts!
For the third year in a row we have teamed up with Santa Claus to deliver personalized gifts in the form of free Santa calls to children all across the United States.
Last year DialMyCalls and Santa Claus
sent out over 30,000 personalized greetings to children. We are proud
to announce that our annual Christmas event has returned and is
better than ever - we are on track to send out over 100,000 calls
from Santa this holiday season!
This year parents can send up to three
(3) personalized calls from Santa Claus per household - additional
calls may be purchased for a small fee. Put a smile on your child's
face when they pick up the phone and hear Santa Claus on the other
line - help us spread joy this holiday season by setting up a
personalized call from Santa!
DialMyCalls is extremely grateful that Santa Claus has been able to take time off from delivering presents to call children all across the United States. Parents, you are able to schedule a call from Santa Claus through December 26, 2013 at which point in time good ole' Saint Nick will retire until next year!
Help celebrate Christmas 2013 and put a smile on a child's face today by scheduling Free Santa Calls!
Cyber Monday 2013 has arrived and DialMyCalls.com is celebrating by offering 20% off of all credit packages or the first month of our monthly plans.
Members, new and old can benefit from
our 2013 Cyber Monday sale which will run through December 4, 2013.
There are no coupons or special codes required - simply log in to
your DialMyCalls account and you will see that all of the prices have
been slashed by 20%.
Whether you are a small church looking
to send out prayer requests or a sports league wanting to send out
team reminders, DialMyCalls offers the perfect voice and text message
broadcasting solution for you. Once signed up, simply add a list of
contacts, create a recording, take advantage of our Cyber Monday
sale, and then send out your call or text to all of your contacts in
All DialMyCalls members*, new and old
are eligible to receive the 20% Cyber Monday discount. The sale will
end at 11:59 p.m. EST on December 4, 2013 - credits never expire so
the time is now to take advantage of the sale and buy in bulk!
Sign up for a DialMyCalls account or
log in to your existing account to take advantage of our 72 hour
Cyber Monday sale!
*Members who already receive the 20%
non-profit discount or 15% school discount will not receive an
additional 20% off.
As of October 16, 2013 the FCC and TCPA
(Telephone Consumer Protection Act) have revised the rules in place
regarding unwanted autodialed and/or robocalls.
We met with the FCC and are under the
impression that the majority of DialMyCalls members do not need to
worry much when it comes to the new TCPA regulations as they have
been and will remain in compliance. Members such as churches,
non-profits, sports leagues and other organizations that utilize our
voice and text message broadcasting service to send out "informational calls" need not worry - the new changes directly
target telemarketers and sales calls.
You should still make sure that you have expressed permission when calling members of your school or organization and always have an opt-out procedure in place. This way people who no longer wish to receive your messages can be removed from your contact lists and added into your DialMyCalls "Do-Not-Contact" list.
DialMyCalls has always taken a firm stance on not allowing any kind of unsolicited or sales messages to be sent from our system. We will continue to notify and terminate any accounts found attempting to send any type of sales messages from our system.
Customers sending political calls should be aware that you are no longer allowed to send any kind of political calls to cellphones without expressed consent. You should make sure you use a carrier lookup service to remove any cellphone numbers from your voter lists before sending messages.
Changes to the TCPA regulations directly affect members using voice and SMS text messages for marketing purposes. What does this all mean to you and your DialMyCalls marketing account? To put it simply, as long as you read and comply with the new rules then you are free to continue using DialMyCalls. What exactly are the new TCPA rules and how do they affect "sales calls"?
New TCPA Rules (Effective October 16, 2013):
Rule #1 - Prior Written Consent:
Unambiguous written consent required before telemarketing call or
Compliance with the E-SIGN Act satisfies this requirement, meaning that electronic or digital forms of signature are acceptable (i.e., agreements obtained via email, website form, text message, telephone keypress or voice recording).
Consumer consent must be unambiguous, meaning that the consumer must receive a "clear and conspicuous disclosure" that he/she will receive future calls that deliver autodialed and/or pre-recorded telemarketing messages on behalf of a specific advertiser; that his/her consent is not a condition of purchase; and he/she must designate a phone number at which to be reached (which should not be pre-populated by the advertiser in an online form).
Rule #2 - No "established business relationship" exemption: Established business relationship no longer relieves advertisers of prior unambiguous written consent requirement. Advertisers will have to obtain written consumer consent, outlined above, even if they previously had a business relationship with the consumer.
The TCPA is able to fine violators between $500-$1500 for each unsolicited call or message. In determining the final amount of statutory damages to award, courts analyze whether the defendant "willfully" or "knowingly" violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
DialMyCalls must express that the information provided in this blog is entirely for informational purposes and in no way should be utilized as legal advice. To ascertain whether or not your marketing calls or text messages are in compliance with the new and existing TCPA rules, it is recommended that you seek advice from an attorney who specializes in telemarketing and FCC laws.
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