EZ Texting Offers SMS Marketing Software for Free in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
March 17, 2020 — SANTA MONICA, Calif.
Governments and schools can leverage EZ Texting’s platform to send coronavirus-related updates
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — March 17, 2020 — EZ Texting, the leader in SMS marketing software for business, has announced it will be providing municipalities, government organizations, and schools with free access to its platform, enabling these groups to send COVID-19-related SMS updates to their communities at no cost.
“As new developments related to COVID-19 continue to unfold, it’s imperative that schools and government organizations keep communities informed by sharing real-time information from national and worldwide health organizations,” said Norman Happ, CEO of EZ Texting. “It’s imperative to get timely updates from local schools and to feel confident that everything possible is being done to keep our communities safe.”
The free use of the emergency alert texting service is available to organizations with either a “.gov” or “.edu” domain. Currently, qualifying signups will receive 100K outgoing messages, 1 Keyword, and the use of a common-use short code. Access to the text services will remain free until further notice, and the messages will not expire for six months from the date of activation.
“We believe EZ Texting’s emergency alert functionality can play an important role in distributing critical information that helps provide communities with a sense of security during this challenging time,” said Happ. To further aid government organizations and schools, EZ Texting has also created free coronavirus-related message templates within the platform to facilitate community alert programs.
In addition to offering free access to its SMS software, EZ Texting has developed a guide to COVID-19 communications. Recommendations highlighted in the guide include:
-Frequent communications to all regarding ongoing COVID-19 planning.
-Share updates and real-time information with the broader community, relying on multiple communication methods to keep folks informed.
-Ensure proper website messaging, including blog posts when appropriate.
-Post your latest COVID-19 operating plan across all social media accounts.
-Encourage community members to opt into text alerts for real-time information about what is being done to keep the community as safe and healthy as possible.
-Provide opted-in community members with timely text message updates and action plans.
If you are a government or educational institution in need of SMS support during COVID-19, please visit try.eztexting.com/free-text-alerts-new or call 844-949-1665 for more information.
About EZ Texting:
Founded in 2004, EZ Texting has served over 160,000 customers and is the #1 SMS marketing software, setting the standard for business texting platforms. Our messaging solutions are featured as a top 20 Best Product for Marketers and allow businesses of all sizes to reach and engage their mobile audiences. Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, and with offices in Austin and Kiev, EZ Texting is a SaaS company that delivers the fastest, easiest, and most reliable way to connect. Backed by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, Investor AB, and ROCA Partners, EZ Texting is continuously voted a Best Place to Work.
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