Text alerts are here!

October 16, 2009 1 Comment

KWWL has launched its new text messaging service!

I am seriously excited about this! It’s taken a lot of hard work behind the scenes, but I think it’s all worth it for the convenience of important¬†information right to your phone as a text message.

We’re now offering severe weather alerts by county, daily weather forecast, school closings, traffic alerts, contests and more!

Some of you signed up for school closing alerts in the past. It’s important to know that you are still signed up to receive those alerts. But, now you have to option to edit your preferences and add the new alerts we are offering.

Standard text messaging rates apply – so if you have a text message plan through your wireless provider – the text alerts are free.

As part of this new service we can also do instant poll questions where you can text in your vote. You may have seen it during our noon newscast today. Basically, we’re trying to make it even easier to get your feedback on the big stories of the day.

So try it out and let me know what you think! We’ll be looking to add even more options in the future.

Click here to sign up or edit your preferences.

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  1. Mike Hawk says:

    I love the text alerts! They are so convenient when finding out if school is delayed, letting out early or closed. I just love the convenience of hearing my mobile device vibrate at four or five in the morning, flipping it open and seeing that school is closed and being able to sleep in. It’s also nice when rumors are going around school that school is getting out early due to a snow storm. The text alerts allow you to have the official knowledge when that information is vital.

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