In the previous five posts, we’ve discussed what express messaging is, why it works for groups of all sorts such as towns and communities, colleges and universities, businesses, and organizations and how it is easy and efficient to use.
Express messaging is a mass notification system that’s useful for anyone who needs to reach a group of people instantly, with just one message and one click. It’s that simple. Actually, it gets even more simple when you consider that it requires no installation of software or equipment on your phones, computers, or servers. Participants sign up once through an online portal and then receive instant alerts, reminders or notifications from their organization by text, email, or automated voice mail.
So, given how simple, reliable, and effective express messaging, the big question is, “Is it affordable?” The answer is a resounding, “Yes!” In fact, institutions, businesses, towns, and organizations are finding that they’re saving money by using express messaging, and here’s how:
- No investment or installation of software or equipment on your phone or computer systems.
- Unlimited messages, at fixed rates with no long-term commitment.
- Takes little time to use. Simply type your message and hit send.
- No more costly time spent on organizing phone, email, or group text lists. Choose your audience by geography or by adding bulk imports or contact lists. Participants simply sign up once through an online portal and choose to receive messages via text, email, or automated calls
- All messages are sent instantly, and a dashboard and transmission report tracks alerts.
- Free, live customer support is available 24/7.
What To Look For
The key is to select an express message service that charges an annual one-time fee per participant, rather than charging for each message sent and for each participant. This is a crucial distinction, as some express messaging services charge 25¢ for each message sent to each person contacted, which adds up fast. Voice Link of Columbus, Inc. offers express messaging at just $2.50 per participant—which is a one-time payment, once a year, for unlimited messages.
For a very simple example, let’s say a group has 100 participants and sends just one message a month, so the cost for a year would be $300. But any additional message would add $25. With Voice Link’s plan, the group would pay $2.50 per participant, which would be $250, with no cost per messages sent. The group could send 12, or 200, at no additional expense! The savings begin at the start-up and carry through unlimited messaging. Plus, there are no hidden fees and no long-term commitments. Contracts are month to month, so towns, organizations, schools, and businesses can give it a try with nothing to lose.
Express messaging is the most affordable way to instantly send alerts, reminders, and notifications to group members, students, and residents. It’s one more unique service that Voice Link of Columbus, Inc. offers at just $2.50 per group member, one-time, once a year, for unlimited messages.
Voice Link offers month-to-month service agreements to meet your unique needs, with no hidden fees and no long-term commitments. Our excellent reputation, expert staff, and state-of-the-art telecommunications services will exceed your expectations. If you’d like to learn more about how Voice Link of Columbus, Inc. can partner with your town, community group, business, or institution to provide express messaging, please call us at (800) 262-2799 for a free consultation, or request information online.