Polar Vortex: How Mass Texting Services Can Help

Recent advances in telecommunications have provided an entirely new level of connectedness for cell phone users. With text messaging, businesses can communicate more easily because they can send and receive messages anytime or anywhere. That’s why in the event of an emergency or weather-related event, the best way to reach the largest possible audience is text messaging.

Even for the healthiest, cold-tested Americans, the polar vortex drifting in over the Midwest will be unsparing. About 200+ million people will see temperatures drop below freezing over the next few days. And more than 25% of the US population -- will suffer subzero temperatures between Wednesday and Monday.

For businesses, schools, churches, and other organizations, a mass texting service makes it quick and easy to reach a large target audience. Because it's rare today for an individual not to have a cell phone with them at all times, a single text message can have astonishing reach. In the United States alone, the number of smartphone users is estimated to reach more than 243 million by the beginning of 2019.

Recent advances in telecommunications have provided an entirely new level of connectedness for cell phone users. With text messaging, businesses can communicate more easily because they can send and receive messages anytime or anywhere. That’s why in the event of an emergency or weather-related event, the best way to reach the largest possible audience is text messaging.

At Call-Em-All, we're here to help you efficiently deliver urgent messages - quickly. Here are some of the ways you can utilize our text messaging services to communicate during an emergency:

  • BUSINESS & SCHOOL CLOSURES: Rapidly reach employees, students, parents, and customers with unexpected closures and any additional updates on hours of operation.
  • EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT NOTIFICATIONS: Businesses, local governments, senior living facilities, and property managers need to reach large groups of people as fast as possible.
  • RESCHEDULING OR CANCELLATION OF EVENTS: Colleges, school districts, churches, sports tournaments, and other organizations can take advantage of a mass texting service to reach a large target audience when inclement weather threatens. They can send a weather advisory to announce a delayed start time, rescheduling, or cancellations to ensure the safety of employees, participants, and spectators.
  • SERVICE DISRUPTIONS: Call-Em-All's utility clients need quick and efficient ways to communicate with both clients and company employees. Several utility groups, ranging from waste management providers and water districts utilize the simple and affordable services we provide. Last year, trash companies used us to notify customers of a service disruption as well the alternate plan for pickup.
  • POWER OUTAGES: Notify your audience that restoring the power is of the utmost importance by sending urgent text messages to the affected area to inform them of the current outage and the estimated time power will be restored.
  • TRAVEL ADVISORIES: Intense weather can severely affect airline operations, leaving passengers grounded and waiting for the next available flight. Airlines are one of many businesses using mass texting to communicate real-time updates of flight delays, cancellations, scheduling, and gate changes directly to their passengers’ phones to avoid travel disruptions. This service allows passengers to plan ahead and safely find a new flight or place to stay.

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Megan Scott

Megan Scott

Megan Scott is a Marketing Intern at Call-Em-All, an automated calling and texting company that provides solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, large corporations, membership organizations, community groups, and individuals. Megan is currently pursuing her Master of Business Administration - Marketing degree at Abilene Christian University. Megan is also a graduate of St. Edwards University.