RSVP can now also send SMS text messages to members.
In order to send SMS text messages you need to open an account with Text Local. NOte that you may get a discount if you are a registered charity.
Once you have opened the account login into RSVP as an administrator and go to the ‘Account ‘Settings page. Select ‘Yes’ for ‘Use SMS:’ and enter the Text Local username and password.
Save the settings and click on the ‘Test SMS Connection’.
On the ‘Add, Edit and Delete Members’ page select a member that you want to receive the SMS text message, click on Edit and and set ‘Use SMS:’ to ‘Yes’ and enter their telephone number in the ‘Tel No:’ box.
Each time an RSVP ( eBoard ) is sent to members, SMS text messages will also be sent to those who have been selected to receive SMS text messages. When they receive the SMS text message they will be able to see the Subject of the RSVP and then, if it is a ‘smart phone’ , they will be able to click on a link that will open in their phone’s internet browser which will allow them to respond in the normal way