Today Simply Youth Ministry is starting a new service to help youth ministries connect with their students via text messaging. Head over to Simply Txt and check it out!
next you need an international one…
hey we use this… and it is great. I agree. email is old school. we are able to get updates to students so much faster now.
I’ve been reading the buzz about this on twitter and I’m so PSYCHED to try it out!!!
Any idea why the service costs more than txtsignal.com? It looks like that’s who they have partnered with, but I thought the idea was to give youth pastors a break on the price. I’ve been pretty excited for the possibility of this after hearing some rumors about it coming, but I wasn’t excited to see that. What’s the benefit of going with simply text rather than just getting the original a little cheaper. I’d honestly rather support SYM. Thanks for the feedback.
@Michael – I’m not sure! JG
Matt at Txtsignal is a great guy. Wish I had asked him about this first. We’ve been using Txtsignal for a long time.
I just got an answer to my question. Txtsignal just raised their rates to match Simply text. It looks like the same product under two different names.
i hate to be a party pooper, but you can do the same thing for free, from your own e-mail account. just add an e-mail adress to each contact that has their phone number with no dashes @ and then the appropriate suffix wich can be found at google. so an example of an AT&T number would be would be
type your message and send, they can even reply to you, and it goes to your e-mail account. Then you can make a mailing list and send out mass texts to your whole group from your e-mail. It is pretty cool.
@jabels very true – for people that want an easier process and a slick web interface, this is a good solution. Yours is strong – the best part being that it is FREE!
Hey Jabels (aka, Party pooper), I have tried the free email to text option but AT&T won’t let you send your emails to groups of people. I’d love to hear about getting around their spam defenses, but otherwise the time you save going through a group interface is actually MUCH cheaper than sending emails to hundreds of people on an individual level. But if I’m doing something incorrect, let me know!! bw
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