What Are Automated Text Messages?
An automated text message service does exactly what it sounds like: sends out automated SMS messages.
A texting service like this means that the sender doesn’t need to send identical messages to multiple people manually. A single message sent out via an automated text message service can go out to thousands of people.
Another part of the process that can be automated is the sending time. If the sender wants a message sent at a specific time in which they aren’t available, they can simply schedule the message in advance.
Responses to these text messages can also be compiled automatically for the sender to review later on. This helps to organize the entire texting process when communicating with multiple people simultaneously.
Ways To Use Our Automated Text Messaging Service
An automated text message service is a versatile tool. Consider making use of such a service:
- As a marketing tool to announce new products or services.
- To simplify communication with employees, students, or team members.
- As a prompt to receive feedback from clients, students, or volunteers.
- To send out community notifications within neighborhoods or apartment complexes.
- As an emergency notification system in the workplace, schools, or communities.
- To facilitate drawings, trivia contests, or giveaways.
- As a simple way to send text invitations and collect RSVPs.
- To send regular reminders such as when rent is due or what days are office casual days.
- To send automated text responses to new newsletter subscribers.
Scheduled Text Messages
One of the many benefits of an automated text message service is the ability to schedule messages in advance.
For example, say a sender wanted a message to go out at midnight on a Tuesday night. Likely, they don’t actually want to be awake and working in that exact moment.
With DialMyCalls, the sender can write the message in advance, choose a contact list, and select the date and time at which they would like for it to be sent. When the time comes, there’s no action necessary on the part of the sender. The automated text message system does all the work.
Recurring Text Messages
Another form of scheduled text message is a recurring text message, also made possible by DialMyCalls’ automated text message service.
Recurring text messages from a texting service are those that the sender will need or want to send multiple times. This could be a reminder that there’s a book report due every Friday, that rent is due on the 2nd of each month, or that residents must clean up after their pets.
Regardless of the message, the texts can be written in advance. Then, after a contact list is selected, the sender can choose the frequency with which they’d like the message to be sent.
After arranging the details of the message, the sender has finished their part. The message will simply go out as scheduled, however frequently it’s set to be sent. SMS automation ensures that recipients get such a message as needed, when applicable.
Automatic Triggering of SMS Messages
While a texting service can help you set a time and date for scheduled text messages, this feature can sometimes fall short. For example, what if you don’t know when a recipient will need a specific piece of information?
This is where automatic triggering of text messages comes into play.
An automated text message service allows the sender to set a trigger for a specific message to go out when something happens. Usually, this means that an automated text response is sent when someone texts a short code, clicks a link, or signs up via a survey.
The response could be a welcome message or the answer to a specific question. After setup, the entire process takes no effort on the part of the sender—it’s fully automated.