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Advantages of Texting for Public Communications

From communicating critical safety alerts to the city pool’s holiday hours, public service providers use SMS text messages to inform and connect the communities they serve. With a standard SMS text message having an open rate of 98%, and most people reading their texts within minutes of receipt, business SMS is the most efficient and effective way to get messages to the people that need to know when they need to know it.

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This is a winter weather warning advisory. Expect extreme temperatures and ice. Avoid travel if possible.

Communicate Public Safety Issues 

Communicate Public Safety Issues 

Severe weather, public health concerns, and emergencies in progress require immediate communication. No one leaves home without their phones anymore, so an SMS text message is the most efficient means of communicating potential public safety hazards to residents regardless of where they are. 

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Welcome to Town Tribune News Alerts, offering important local news and information via text. Visit towntribune.com/alerts to read the latest.

Update Citizens on Current Events

Update Citizens on Current Events

With social media sprinting ahead of local newspaper consumption, small towns and cities need to communicate local current events another way. You can send personalized flu shot clinic announcements, open voter registration information and city council meeting reminders through Red Oxygen's bulk messaging feature.

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Issue Notifications on Behalf of Public Services

Issue Notifications on Behalf of Public Services

From trash removal to overdue to overdue parking fine reminders, SMS messages the best way to keep your citizen's engaged and informed.

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Communicate Public Safety Issues 

This is a winter weather warning advisory. Expect extreme temperatures and ice. Avoid travel if possible.

Severe weather, public health concerns, and emergencies in progress require immediate communication. No one leaves home without their phones anymore, so an SMS text message is the most efficient means of communicating potential public safety hazards to residents regardless of where they are. 

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Update Citizens on Current Events

Welcome to Town Tribune News Alerts, offering important local news and information via text. Visit towntribune.com/alerts to read the latest.

With social media sprinting ahead of local newspaper consumption, small towns and cities need to communicate local current events another way. You can send personalized flu shot clinic announcements, open voter registration information and city council meeting reminders through Red Oxygen's bulk messaging feature.

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Issue Notifications on Behalf of Public Services

[Athens DPW] Due to snow removal needs, trash day's will be delayed one day. For more information city_hauling/#athens.

From trash removal to overdue to overdue parking fine reminders, SMS messages the best way to keep your citizen's engaged and informed.

Red Oxygen Makes Sending Government SMS Easy

Red Oxygen makes sending SMS texts simple, straightforward and fast. Once you download the appropriate software, you can send the messages straight from software that works with your computer’s web browser, email platform or .csv file. Log into your email or the Red Oxygen Web SMS site to send one or multiple messages.

Other messaging features include the ability to schedule, personalize and create auto-replies should someone respond to the message. All text responses arrive at a designated email address, which you can reply directly to via email or the Red Oxygen Web SMS site. This flexibility makes communicating with the public convenient and quick. If a recipient calls the phone number associated with the text, Red Oxygen can re-route the call to a designated cell phone or office number.

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Red Oxygen is here to serve government agencies in keeping citizens safe and well-informed. With a dedicated number that has city or town’s area code, enabling your staff and constituents the opportunity to save the number in their contacts so they can reach out to you when they need to. Should a message fail to go through, we will notify you. We then route messages through a backup provider if the preferred delivery channel has experienced an outage or is down for an extended period, ensuring your messages are delivered promptly. This effort helps you ensure your community is safe with relevant, engaging communication.

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How Local Governments Can Better Utilize Text Messages

More and more, businesses are getting in on the short message service (SMS) action, using these quick messages to reach customers and prospects with meaningful marketing messages. There is no reason government agencies shouldn’t also be tapping into the benefits of texting.
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