Contact Settings- Mobile Phone Number

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Contact Settings- Mobile Phone Number

Postby kellymab » Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:57 pm

Its been a few months since I last logged onto my LDS Account settings page. When I logged in tonight to check how the email settings look, I noticed that the mobile phone number box mentions text messaging. Is there an option in the new ward LCR version to send mass text messages like the institute version has? Or is this connected to LDS tools and the option to send text messages to contacts in there. We would love to have a church based text system versus our workaround (phone numbers are given with permission from members).

FYI, my stake switched to the new LCR 3.0 this past week at some point, if that makes a difference.

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Re: Contact Settings- Mobile Phone Number

Postby jonesrk » Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:01 pm

One thing that it can be used for is for account recovery.
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Re: Contact Settings- Mobile Phone Number

Postby russellhltn » Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:02 am

It can also be used as a security feature. I was told it would be added to accessing the admin functions of this forum - logging in would cause a text message to be sent. The code had to be entered to continue. Proving that not only does the person logging in have the ID/Password, but the cell phone registered to that person.

However, I've not seen it in broad usage. But with donations and presumably donation history moving on-line, that might change.
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Re: Contact Settings- Mobile Phone Number

Postby jonesrk » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:06 am

russellhltn wrote:It can also be used as a security feature. I was told it would be added to accessing the admin functions of this forum - logging in would cause a text message to be sent. The code had to be entered to continue. Proving that not only does the person logging in have the ID/Password, but the cell phone registered to that person.

However, I've not seen it in broad usage. But with donations and presumably donation history moving on-line, that might change.

Some employees are currently using that feature now.
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