Effective Text Messaging Services for Education

25 August 2015

With the new school year fast approaching an effective way for nurseries, schools or colleges to improve communication with parents is by implementing a Text Messaging Service. With busy lifestyles parents can struggle to find the time to read a letter or check their emails. However, as texts are direct, easily identifiable and less intrusive people are much more likely to open and read them. TextAnywhere provides the ability to send text messages to parents, quickly, easily and cost effectively.


TextAnywhere offer beneficial rates to all education organisations; with no hidden charges, no fixed contracts and no minimum usage policy, unlike other SMS software providers. Therefore TextAnywhere is perfectly placed and ready to support each organisation whatever the requirement.

For example, the following Texts reminders can be sent:

√   Inset day reminders
√  Truancy notifications
√  Notification of child’s poor health or sickness
√  School closure information
√  After school club notices
√  Parents evening appointments
√  Homework prompts
√  Non-uniform day reminders
√  Exam and coursework results
√  When reports are due

Parents’ mobile numbers can be recorded when filling in emergency contact forms for instance, student numbers could also be collected at the same time. That way you have a database of numbers ready to keep them up to date with school events and important announcements. You can also offer the Parents the ability to opt out should they want to with our free stop service. 

The following TextAnywhere services are used across our Educational client base:

1. TextOnline: Simply login to your TextAnywhere account on any PCs internet browser, add your message and send it to any amount of mobile numbers as a Text Message.

2. TextMail: Send SMS text messages from any email application to any mobile phone through our email-to-SMS gateway, and receive replies and delivery confirmations by return. We offer two different email-to-SMS services a service for any email system, and a service specifically for Microsoft Outlook. With both services you just pay for the messages that you send

3. SMS Gateway (API): Our Developer Centre will provide you with the resources you need to help you easily and swiftly integrate text messaging in to your school software / application. You are able to test your application without using up Text Credits, plus we provide access to our team of developers for advice and guidance. Once set up your text messages would be fully automated via your school system. Further to this our Developer tool is a completely free to use service.                    

Why not take a free Demo today?  You can trial our online service or even our SMS Gateway with no strings attached.  We also provide 20 free Text credits to get you started!

If you need to find out more about Text Messaging Services please get in touch with one of our friendly experts on 0845 122 1302 or via email to [email protected].


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