Sending a Text Only Broadcast

You may send a text-only broadcast from your account or from a cell-phone. This article will walk you through how to create a text-only broadcast from Text-Em-All's website. 


Before You Begin

You may want to set up your Contact list before sending your first broadcast. You can read about setting up contacts in our support articles, Adding, Editing and Deleting Contacts, and Upload a File of Contacts.

Tip: You can upload a file or add individual contacts directly to the Create Broadcast page in Step 2 for one-time use. 


Send Text Only Broadcast

Sending any broadcast through Create Broadcast will consist of four steps. the following will walk you through each step. 

Step 1: Settings

  1. Give your broadcast a name. Names are for your internal organization and do not display to contacts. 
  2. For Message Type, select Text
      Message types include: 
  3. Start Immediately? 
    1. Select Yes if you wish for the broadcast to go out as soon as you complete setup.
    2. Select No if you wish to select a date and time for the broadcast to go out. 
  4. For Broadcast Type select Announcement
      Broadcast Types include:
  5. Confirm the caller ID number you wish to appear when a contact sees an incoming call. 
  6. Click Continue

Step 2: Recipients

  1. Decide who you want to receive this message. You have four options:
    • Add from Contacts - will add numbers that are saved from your CONTACTS section
    • Paste from Clipboard - allows you to copy and paste numbers into the system
    • Upload a File - allows you to upload a file
    • Add Individually - provides a form to enter numbers in manually
  2. Click Continue

Step 3: Messages

  1. Step 3 will present you with a text box to type your message. 
    1. Pay as you go customers may add an image.
    2. Messages can also be saved as templates and used again from the message library.
  2. Click Continue

Step 4: Review & Submit

  1. Review the information presented to make sure your broadcast settings are correct.
  2. Click Send Broadcast or Schedule Broadcast depending on if you have set the message to go out immediately or not.
     
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