Send Out Emergency Calls & Text Messages
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A cell phone rings and it often goes ignored. Send a SMS text message? Within minutes the phone is out and your recipient is reading it. In our newly-defined digital world, the text message has become the communication method of choice. It’s only natural then that it has evolved into a highly effective alert system in the event of an emergency.
Time is critical when a crisis is emerging and you need an emergency alert system that is going to grab your community’s attention right away. SMS text messages do just that. No one is without a mobile phone today and everyone has figured out how to read a text message.
Set up your DialMyCalls account to be ready in a crisis. Organize your contacts into special groups including one where you can ask for assistance, plus a special grouping for people in your community who may need special help. A business may organize by department or by rank in the company while a school would have their contacts separated by faculty and parents and then further broken down by year. You choose the method that works best for your business, organization, or community.
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With your contacts set up you are ready to relay important messages in seconds when an emergency erupts. Log in to your DialMyCalls account from your computer or use the convenient mobile app right from your own cell phone or tablet. Create your message, choose the contacts and in just seconds they are receiving your urgent bulletin.
Step One: Add Contacts – Once you’ve created an account with DialMyCalls, log in and from your dashboard you can click on “Contacts” to add your opted in text message recipients into your DialMyCalls account.
Step Two: Set Up Emergency Text – Now that your emergency contacts have been added to your account, you can go in and set up a new mass text to be sent out when an emergency arises. Click “New Broadcast” from the top of your screen and then select text and click “Next”. Quickly select your keyword, long code SMS number, or text-enabled landline number to send your text message from. You can then type out the text message you want to send and move on to the next step.
Step Three: Send Emergency Alert – Users of DialMyCalls have the option to send out a mass text immediately or schedule it for a later date – since this is an emergency, sending the text immediately will be the option to choose. *DialMyCalls sends out mass texts at ~3,000 text messages per minute which is extremely fast compared to other similar services.
Step Four: Emergency Broadcast Reports – Once you have sent out the emergency broadcast you can click on “Reports” to check the status of every text message that went out.
DialMyCalls can be used in several different types of emergency situations to send out mass texts. Below are just a few emergency text message templates for you to use:
Snow Emergency Text Message Example:
Active School Shooter Text Message Example:
Workplace Emergency Text Message Example:
Other methods of mass broadcasting during an emergency don’t allow for direct contact with the recipients. DialMyCalls features two-way text messaging, letting your community send you a message back if they need to. This can be used to make sure everyone is okay during a bad storm, or made it out of the building during an evacuation.
Schools can use the two-way text messaging with parents to make sure they have all successfully reunited with their children after a campus crisis. This feature allows you to maintain some semblance of control over what would normally be an uncontrollable situation.
In today’s mobile world, most people are giving out their cell phone number in place of a home phone. This allows them to be reached whether at the gym, grocery shopping, or wherever else their busy life takes them.
Studies show that people are more responsive to mass text messages than phone calls, reading them within two minutes of receiving them. Plus, unlike a voice message, a text message is easily understood no matter how loud or distracting the surroundings. When an emergency strikes, you want to alert as many people as possible with a method that they will respond to quickly. DialMyCalls’ emergency text messaging service is the best way to accomplish that.
The mere definition of an emergency implies a sudden situation that you have no control over. When you employ DialMyCallss SMS text messaging as your means of staying in touch with your employees, community, and campus, you regain some of the control by keeping them safe and connected.
Below are just a few of the groups that are using us to keep everyone informed.