Send Group Text Messages Online

Sometimes you need to get a message out quickly to everyone in your organization, and email doesn’t work because it’s too slow. They need the message NOW. Perhaps your meeting location has changed, or there has been some other change in plans. From the start, I knew that text messaging would be an essential feature of Best Attendance, and I’m happy to say that it’s finally here.

Each organization with a paid subscription gets to send 300 free text messages per month, and each additional message only costs two cents. This is a better deal than most, if not all, competitors on the market. We’re able to offer this because we’ve arranged a deal with a bulk text messaging service, who has negotiated low rates on our behalf.

I’m going to put on my engineer hat for a moment and explain that sending text messages from the web is a bit tricky because there are lots of moving parts that need to work together. There are two layers of software talking to each other on our Best Attendance servers, which in turn need to talk to other software on the text delivery servers and billing servers. It’s working well and can be easily sclaed up, but I’ve decided to slap the “beta” label on this service in case any unforseen problems arise. I should have a pretty good idea within a month how the system is working and will be able to remove the “beta” label at that time.

Anyway, I’d love for you to try it out! Sign up for a free subscription today, fire off some texts, and let me know what you think!

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