What Is Express Messaging, And Do I Need It?
Express messaging is the new way to keep any group of people informed, safe, and connected. It can be used to instantly send alerts, reminders, and notifications to predetermined groups of people in any organization, town, business, school, or community. The automated message-sending platform distributes your information in real time, using your choice of text, email or automated calls.
Express Messaging is easy, reliable, effective and highly cost effective, and the process is simple. You choose your audience by selecting a pre-defined group or an area on a map. Then you type your message and simply hit send. Everyone in your group messaging system will receive the message instantly and then has the option to send a confirmation receipt notification.
The mass notification system is useful for anyone who needs to reach a group of people instantly, with just one message and one click. Automated express messaging is ideal for:
- Businesses that need to send notices to employees or customers.
- Schools that need to send alerts for snow days or reminders of school events.
- Medical or healthcare facilities that need to send notifications to staff.
- Retirement communities to remind residents of services or events.
- Colleges and higher education institutions to send notices of campus safety alerts or class reminders.
- Towns that need to remind residents of road closures during inclement weather, or of emergency evacuation procedures.
Express messaging is becoming a top choice for communications across all sectors not only because it’s automated for groups of most any size, but also because it works independently from your phone infrastructure. There is no installation of equipment and no software to download since it operates from a secure, large-scale phone and IT infrastructure that ensures fast distribution of alert and notification messages. Group participants sign up through an online portal and can opt to receive messages using multiple means—text, voice, or email.
Even if your internet is down or you’re somewhere with no internet access and want to send a message, you have access to live operators who will help you send your message at no charge, 24/7, 365 days a year.
There’s no limit on the number of messages you can send. Rates are fixed no matter the usage, and there’s no contract or long term commitment. Some express messaging services charge 25¢ for each text or call per person contacted, which can add up quickly. Voice Link of Columbus, Inc. offers express messaging at just $2.50 per group member, which is a one-time payment, once a year, for unlimited messages.
Voice Link offers month-to-month service agreements to meet your unique needs, with no hidden fees. 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 school, community group, business, or institution to provide express messaging, please call us at (800) 262-2799 for a free consultation, or request information online.