If you're just getting started in the world of SMS text messaging for your business, church, school, or neighborhood, things can be quite confusing. There's certainly a lot to learn – and one of the most important choices you can make when beginning your journey is choosing between a long code and short code SMS text messaging number. What is Long Code SMS and Short Code SMS number? Long code numbers are standard, 10-digit numbers. In the United States, they're usually formatted (555) 555-5555 – just like a normal phone number. Functionally, these numbers operate just like a traditional phone number, receiving SMS text messages and voice messages. Short codes, on the other hand, are specialized for SMS text messaging. These 5-digit numbers are built to be used for large-scale marketing campaigns, and are more tightly-regulated. So, what's the better choice for your SMS text messaging system? Let's discuss
At country clubs, member satisfaction should always be your highest priority. A country club succeeds – or fails – based on being able to bring in new members and provide an excellent membership experience. Obviously, there are many different things that contribute to a great membership experience. From clean locker rooms and bathrooms, to friendly service at the bar or country club restaurant, and well-maintained facilities like golf courses and tennis courts, it's all essential. However, there is one aspect of customer satisfaction that is often overlooked in country clubs – member communication! 90% of country clubs want to increase member usage of their club – and 79% are seeking to improve their customer satisfaction experience, according to Club Benchmarking. And the best way to do both of these things is with a smart member communication strategy. Read on to learn more about how country clubs can communicate more
Life is tough for the owners of nonprofits. There is always worry, fear, and questions – persistent questions. Can we get enough donations? Are we running our programs correctly? Why aren't we more prominent in the community? It's always a struggle to raise awareness about your nonprofit. Even if you're doing great work in the community, it may be tough to show that to the rest of the world. So if you're running a nonprofit and struggling to raise awareness about your business, mission, and cause, we've put together a list of the 6 ways that you can increase awareness about your nonprofit business, and enjoy the benefits of an enhanced community profile. 1. Make Use of Social Media Social media is one of the single most powerful tools available to any company – and that includes the nonprofit community. Approximately 2.8 billion people use social media every
Paying for cell phone service can be expensive. Especially if you have a really high-end phone, the bill for monthly service can be way out of your price range. So what are you supposed to do if you want to own a nice cell phone, but don't want to pay for service? One solution is to get your texting and calling done by other means. There are apps you can download that will allow you to text and call for free, but not all phones support these apps and you might be limited in the amount of call time you get or the amount of texts you can send. Thankfully there is one completely free way you can send text messages that doesn't require any other downloads or services, texting via email. Many people are completely unaware that almost every mobile company has an email address for texting that
DialMyCalls has implemented several development changes during the months of June and July to create a better user experience for our customers. Most of the changes were behind the scenes but a couple of them are improvements on existing features – please take a few moments to take a look at the current changelog below: July 12, 2017 — (Click image to enlarge) One of the biggest and noticeable changes is a major update to our Access Control System. Our developers have tweaked the system in place to make it a lot more user-friendly. Customers using our Access Accounts will now be prompted to make a Permission Group before they can proceed to making User Accounts. In addition to the mandatory creation of a permission group, both the "Users" tab and "Permission Groups" tab will auto-refresh once a new group/user is created — previously users were required to refresh
Day camp provides a nice balance between sending kids away from the house for weeks at a time, and having them home around the clock in between school semesters. As a day camp supervisor, it is your job to entertain them in ways that make them look forward to spending hot summer days in your care, especially for those parents who depend on day camp so that they can work worry free. Arts and crafts, soccer games and swim time can grow old fast with young kids, necessitating creativity when finding activities. If allowed, some day camp supervisors have found weekly excursions to a pre-specified destination helpful in creating a continual feeling of excitement with the campers. Some things to keep in mind if planning outside excursions are: Obtaining parent's permission in writing. Permission slips should specify the date, time and place, along with information about what the cost
The DialMyCalls development team is constantly working on adding new features and improvements to our mass notification system. This month (May 2017) brought a plethora of changes which include a new customer support chat system, UI improvements and the addition of enhancements to several of our existing features. Please take a few moments to take a look at the current changelog below — this changelog will be updated throughout the month: May 22, 2017 — Intercom chat button is now located on right side of website. (Click image to enlarge) Text-to-Speech has received its second improvement this month. Customers are now able to click on "Click Here For Advanced Recordings" to open a dialog box that displays code that can be added into a text-to-speech recording to have more control over the playback. The examples displayed offer the ability to add pauses in recordings and also gives customers the
If you're involved in a charity or nonprofit in any capacity, you probably understand the importance of communicating effectively with donors. Great donor communication is the key to the continued success of your organization, and most nonprofit, charitable organizations rely heavily on donor generosity to continue doing business. Because of this, members of charities and nonprofits should always be seeking out new and innovative ways to communicate with donors, and foster a deeper connection with their organization. In an effort to do so, many nonprofits and charities have turned to advanced technology. Many charities are now using specialized nonprofit CRM software such as Zoho, and other innovative software platforms that can allow them to attract and retain donors more efficiently. One of these software platforms is DialMyCalls. DialMyCalls is an advanced voice, text, and email messaging system that's incredibly versatile – and very affordable for nonprofits. The flexible DialMyCalls
We live in an age with a diversity of different communication options available to us. With one device, we can call, text, IM, email, or video chat with almost anyone within seconds. But just because many options are available doesn't mean that many options are in use. Though most of us can admit to using multiple forms of communication on a regular basis, broad trends illustrate that some forms of communication are more popular than others – and those preferred methods are starting to evolve. So what did 2016's activity say about the state of communication by Americans? And what can we expect to see in the near future? Advantages of Understanding Communication First, it's important to understand why communication trends are so important. When you understand how your customers are communicating with each other, you can: Build a better marketing strategy – The first benefit here is
Social media has become part of our daily routine here in America and we decided to take a poll on the favorite social media platform of 2016. Facebook and Twitter have been around for quite some time but new players in the social media game are quickly becoming the platform of choice by Americans. Find out which social media platform was used the most in 2016 with our 'Rank Your Favorite Social Media Platform of 2016' infographic. What social media platform did you use most in 2016? DialMyCalls.com recently conducted an online survey to find out what social media platform was preferred by Americans in 2016, the results are below: *Click Infographic To Enlarge* *Click Infographic To Enlarge* *Percentages are calculated for each survey question.
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