SMS in universities is the quickest and most convenient way to keep in touch with students and staff
Universities benefit a lot from text messages when used to communicate
with students and staff. You can cut costs whilst increasing the communication
efficiency. Every department in the university has different needs
which then gives a diverse range of opportunities for text message use. For
example a finance department can remind a student on their tuition/accommodation
arrears, and a library can inform a student on book loan deadlines. There are
many other important notifications that students and staff can benefit from if
they got the alerts/notifications almost immediately.
Reach parents quickly and efficiently
On average we look at our phones 170 times a day, and the notifications do not go to spam. Your text messages usually arrive within a couple of minutes of sending them. Text messaging(98% read rate) gets seen quicker and easier than email (22% read rate).
Use for almost any short written communication
The advantage is you can use text messaging for almost any communication; including lecture cancellations, last-minute updates, sports and social event notifications, assignment deadline reminders, educational tips, surveys, emergency situations, staff & shift shortages, library notifications and much more.
Cut resources usage and stationery costs
Reduce the cost you spend on stationery by making some of your communication by text messaging. You will also be reducing the printing and postage costs in your school.
All one needs is a basic phone
Students do not need a smartphone or to download apps. No internet or credit needed by the students & staff to receive a message.
Reach students & staff quickly and efficiently
On average we look at our phones 170 times a day, and the notifications to not go to spam. Your text messages usually arrive within a couple of minutes of sending them. Text messaging(98% read rate) gets seen quicker and easier than email (22% read rate).
Reduce the use of paper and carbon footprint
Using text messaging helps your university reduce the cutting of trees and your carbon footprint. It is a great way in which university departments can contribute to preserve our environment.