Send Text From MLS for Emergency Notification?

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tlditw
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Send Text From MLS for Emergency Notification?

Postby tlditw » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:49 pm

Is there any way to send a Mass text using MLS to members who have cell phones listed?

The recent fires in Colorado have us looking for better ways to contact our members in the event of an emergency. It would be a tremendus help if the Ward leadership could send a mass text, like sending a mass email, using MLS.

Is there any possibility of getting this capability?

Larry Mann
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Postby aebrown » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:54 pm

You might want to check out the thread Group Texts (and the threads it links to).
Questions that can benefit the larger community should be asked in a public forum, not a private message.

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Postby russellhltn » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:55 pm

tlditw wrote:Is there any way to send a Mass text using MLS to members who have cell phones listed?


No.


tlditw wrote:The recent fires in Colorado have us looking for better ways to contact our members in the event of an emergency. It would be a tremendus help if the Ward leadership could send a mass text, like sending a mass email, using MLS.


Keep in mind that not everyone enables SMS on their phones. Some have it blocked.


tlditw wrote:Is there any possibility of getting this capability?


It seems most of the development effort is on upgrading the website functionality. Since MLS may be in a situation with limited connectivity, it might not work to use MLS to send a mass message.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Postby TinMan » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:29 pm

After the destructive East Winds last December, our stake is talking about setting up a twitter account.

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Re: Send Text From MLS for Emergency Notification?

Postby tlditw » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:04 pm

I hadn't thought about Twitter...That might be a possibility.

Thanks


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