I did not see this on the wishlist in the list of 339, unless i missed it :).
SMS (text) notication option would be great to have as alot of our members use texting on their phones. Email works good too but push text woould be great to have as an option for communication. Thanks.
After initial analysis we decided to remove this feature from 2017 plans. Right now we don’t have clear understanding when this feature will be taken into development.
We've found in our organization that older members like a phone call, young members like a text and the middle age groups still prefer email to receive notifications.
It would be great if you could integrate a SMS/robocall service like Call-Em-All and give a notification option where a member can check-box how they want to be notified with multiple ways available to check: email, text, phone.
Otherwise we'd have to maintain 3 databases - one from our national organization, one from our chapter (Wild Apricot), and one from Call-Em-All.
Mostly for reminders
i.e:- Reminders on events
We would use this almost the same as we would use email. Mostly though we would use it for sms blasts, reminders and/or last minute changes to events and such. Giving the members the options to choose how they would like to recieve communications is a great option to offer them. We currently only use it for short messages as it was intended for and not like other that use it as a replacement to email.
Hope this helps.
Dmitry Buterin commented
You are right, this has not come up before.
What are the situations when you would like to use this? SMS-blasts to groups? Individual alerts about specific situations (e.g. renewal)?
I would appreciate comments from others who consider this to be important.