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Re: POLL: Staying in touch with your list via text messaging.
« Reply #45 on: April 12, 2010, 12:38:22 AM »
Personally, I hate cell phones. I use one, but very begrudgingly, and only because I have to. I've never been able to figure out this obesession with always having instant contact with everyone.

I agree with Laure. With email, and to a lesser extent IM, *I* am in control of when the message becomes important. Whenever I voice these thoughts, people always say, "You can always screen the calls" or "You can always turn the phone off". I always laugh - screening calls does nothing to eliminate the intrusion, and turning the phone off limits its usefulness in emergencies.

So, I would probably not enjoy or endorse this marketing idea.

Re: POLL: Staying in touch with your list via text messaging.
« Reply #46 on: April 13, 2010, 05:03:57 AM »
hey J, do you have a list of sites providing this service? which would you recommend? I would like to offer this service to my subscribers.

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Re: POLL: Staying in touch with your list via text messaging.
« Reply #47 on: April 13, 2010, 11:21:12 AM »
I don't have a list of such services, no.  The one that came to my attention is the one Joel Comm's about to launch.

Re: POLL: Staying in touch with your list via text messaging.
« Reply #48 on: April 13, 2010, 07:36:13 PM »
I'm in the process of putting a list together and trust me they are A LOT cheaper then Joel Comm's new service.  I've already had a few people contact me about this information so I'm consolidating everything into one spot. I figured I would offer a free webinar with all the information. No upsell's or anything like that just a simple Pay It Forward for anyone who want to learn. Just shoot me a message on here or an email at [email protected] and I'll get back to you with everything.

John if it's something you would like to partner on please let me know.

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Re: POLL: Staying in touch with your list via text messaging.
« Reply #49 on: April 15, 2010, 12:19:01 PM »
With a clear policy on the amount of text messages I'd receive, and depending on the product, I would definitely consider it.  Restaurants in particular have great success with Twitter coupons. I would think text messages would work equally as well, and maybe better since your customers would be sure to receive it.  With Twitter, depending on the number of people you follow, there's a strong likelihood you might miss the coupon in a busy stream of tweets.

Re: POLL: Staying in touch with your list via text messaging.
« Reply #50 on: April 18, 2010, 03:28:50 PM »
My phone is my phone - nothing more, nothing less. I have just the one so it is used for both personal and business matters. Despite emoticons, you just do not get the same impression/feel for the topic being discussed as you can if: 1. you are face-to-face (best) or 2. listening to their voice (2nd best).

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Re: POLL: Staying in touch with your list via text messaging.
« Reply #51 on: April 30, 2010, 10:51:40 AM »

Jon,

I think this is a very good idea.  Most people today have cell phones
that can receive text messages and would appreciate getting a text,
when they can not be at their computers..

Most of the time I am at my computer, but if I am not, I would still
like to know what is going on..

My grand-kids can text faster than I can talk, so I know it would
be a hit with the younger set!

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POLL: Staying in touch with your list via text messaging.
« Reply #52 on: July 13, 2010, 10:17:32 AM »
Definitely like the idea if promotion is good,  no prob and I'm with the younger generation hate phone calls on cells(they say rots ya brain) and voice mail whilst out but a text is easier can be read and recorded saved in an instance no pen needed to record number from messy hard to understand voicemail messages.. go for it!!
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Re: POLL: Staying in touch with your list via text messaging.
« Reply #53 on: September 28, 2010, 08:46:04 PM »
I voted MAYBE because I can see that this has a place and you can see that from the answers. If it was restricted to LOCAL marketing it would be fine and it would need to have an NO button which could be set for specific times and places when you simply didn't want to know. Global marketing I think not (I too have had phone calls at 2 am, annoying when my details clearly say AUSTRALIA).