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Friday — July 4, 2014 — Issue No. 612

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Dear Friends of Wireless Messaging,


This is a short version of the newsletter, due to our Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, it is a federal holiday in the United States of America commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now officially known as the United Kingdom). Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.

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Please accept my best wishes for a safe and happy weekend — to all my loyal readers — both in the United States, and in other countries.

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About Us

A new issue of the Wireless Messaging Newsletter is posted on the web each week. A notification goes out by e-mail to subscribers on most Fridays around noon central US time. The notification message has a link to the actual newsletter on the web. That way it doesn't fill up your incoming e-mail account.

There is no charge for subscription and there are no membership restrictions. Readers are a very select group of wireless industry professionals, and include the senior managers of many of the world's major Paging and Wireless Messaging companies. There is an even mix of operations managers, marketing people, and engineers — so I try to include items of interest to all three groups. It's all about staying up-to-date with business trends and technology.

I regularly get readers' comments, so this newsletter has become a community forum for the Paging, and Wireless Messaging communities. You are welcome to contribute your ideas and opinions. Unless otherwise requested, all correspondence addressed to me is subject to publication in the newsletter and on my web site. I am very careful to protect the anonymity of those who request it.

I spend the whole week searching the Internet for news that I think may be of interest to you — so you won't have to. This newsletter is an aggregator — a service that aggregates news from other news sources. You can help our community by sharing any interesting news that you find.

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Editorial Opinion pieces present only the opinions of the author. They do not necessarily reflect the views of any of advertisers or supporters. This newsletter is independent of any trade association.

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5 Free Ways Ivytalk Can
Help Your Organization

25th June 2014

1. Utilize immediate private chat messaging
Ivytalk announced a free public service in May, the only private chat messaging application on the planet. We did this to give back, enabling families and communities to be able to take advantage of the convenience of messaging without having to give up their personal information. Most consumer messaging applications require you to give up substantial information contained in your phone including your full address book in order to use their free app. Again, we are able to give back and raise awareness of Ivytalk at the same time.

2. Offer your followers complete privacy when receiving your updates or alerts.
If you use Facebook, Twitter or other social media channels to communicate important information to your followers, you are not alone. There are a couple of things to keep in mind, however. First, you are asking your community to give their information to a corporation whose business it is to sell that information as much as possible in order to communicate with you. Second, many people do not have Twitter accounts or even use Facebook regularly due to privacy concerns or other reasons. Finally, your messages can easily be missed. Catching a Twitter message is like seeing a leaf float by in a raging river and Facebook purposely does not post your info on pages of your followers unless you pay for the pleasure. Even then, it is a fraction of those who follow you. You can still use social media, but why not offer your followers a private choice. The same info you prepare for social media can be repurposed for all your communication channels. According to FEMA and Emergency Management professionals, when communicating important information, you cannot communicate too much. Ivycast for dispatching and Ivytalk chat groups both allow private, immediate information to be shared. Best of all, they are free to use.

3. Set up an electronic bulletin board
Ivytalk groups have a built in auto-responder message feature. You can include a link or other information. The service can be set up to push a message out whenever anyone sends in a message to the group via e-mail or the Ivytalk mobile app. We have a couple set up to send out the links to our mobile apps. Send any message to for the link to the Android app or to for the link to the Apple app. Once set up, you can update the info if needed. This is a great alternative or addition to requiring folks to dial into an 800 number for updates or even checking a website using a browser. The links can also be delivered privately to those with the Ivytalk mobile app installed. Again, this is free to use.

4. Stop paying for an e-mail list service
Ivytalk has a free e-mail service called Ivycast. You set up your list, or group as we call it, allow people to opt-in and/or upload your existing list and can e-mail your list as needed — free of charge. We are improving this service and adding features all the time — all of which you get for free. There is no advertising, your personal information is not sold or given away and your data is owned by you. This service is a win-win — we can give back while raising awareness of Ivytalk as we also have paid communication services.

5. Use the Ivytalk Mobile App as your alerting application
In addition to having e-mail users sign up for your list, people may also use the Android or Apple Ivytalk mobile app to opt-in to your group. This is completely private for your users. They aren't required to provide any personal information, nor register with Ivytalk. No other service offers that level of privacy to your followers. When you send a message — all e-mail followers and mobile app followers get the message in the way they preferred — via e-mail or privately using the Ivytalk mobile app.

Source: Ivytalk

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Brad Dye
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