Texting for notification
We’re actively investigating texting options right now.
So – we have implemented quietly for the US and also Australia. Roll out to Germany and UK in the next week or so.
Have a look under your account settings – at the minute it’s a choice for the user, and yes it’s a paid choice ( since the text messages cost us real money to send out ).
Roger Nallathamby commented
Please support FREE email to Text messages - all you have to do is allow the user to select their phone carrier from a drop down list and add the corresponding suffix. (The 'Snap' application allows this) https://www.webportconnects.com/help/installing_the_webport/getting_an_sms_email_suffix.htm
I don't need to do SMS auto reminder, just to be able to contact a select group with my own SMS from the app.
Why charge us when we/you could do it for free on the app?
I have no need to send a text message (SMS) from my computer, seems pointless to me.
AdminCoach (Support Lead, Teamstuff) commented
Hi everyone. You can't integrate with the users own SMS accounts. We can make it a little easier for you to create an SMS off your phone , but we certainly can't use that to do auto reminders etc.
So what we're doing instead is we are allowing those users who need SMS to register their personal preferences to receive text messages rather than a push or email. These txt messages cost us real money, so we're asking those users to purchase bundles for their personal use.
I agree with integrating with the user's own messaging system through the app. Also do need group text messaging for reminding or inviting players about training and games.
Theres still a lot of people who don't have smartphones, so i don't expect emails or the app messaging will work for them. Integrated text messaging is essential.
Hi, this is a great idea, is there a way you can integrate with the users own messaging system, so that it is coming from them, and using their SMS provider? Here in Aust a lot of people have plans that include SMS, maybe that would be a way to go? Just a thought
Montane Hamilton commented
I'm sure you've seen Twilio (http://www.twilio.com/) but if you have not...
A bit surprising to see that it is planned to invest your precious time into old, limited and expensive technology that SMS is. I would expect TeamStuff to be innovative enough to explore all the other new communication channels. Why not facilitate sending messages from TeamStuff to a Whatsapp group for example?
More on SMS and smart messaging: http://ben-evans.com/benedictevans/2015/1/11/whatsapp-sails-past-sms-but-where-does-messaging-go-next
it's the only reason i know that other people use other Team managers sites.
Greg Steel commented
I love TeamStuff and highly recommend it, but I find that some other team managers won't use it due primarily to the lack of SMS. If this were included, even as a premium paid feature, it would make TeamStuff a much better fit.
I second that!
and through the group email. As now, if a game is canceled, the parents that do not have a smart phone do not get notified.
Vincent van Keulen commented
There is an option to text players after you send a message. In the list of players who did not read it (actually did not hit the got it button) you can click on a player. You then get 3 options either can call, text or email them. This works only in the mobile app from the alerts tab. It will default the text from the message. @teamstuff: would be nice to have a text all or mail all, now you have to text/mail per player.
Still agree with Tony that it would be nice to have the option to start with sending text messages in the first place rather than in-app messages. At least here in the Netherlands having a cellular data plan is not yet commodity for teenagers.