TextaParent’s new App can dramatically reduce the cost of sending messages to parents and staff.
We have prepared a template
message to notify your contacts about the app
s, this will be available
when you log into your TextaParent account, through your Templates folder.
Sample Message to send to parents:
Please download the new TextaParent App to your phone. School messages and calendar updates can now be sent to the App. https://app.textaparent.ie/get/app
The purchasing of credit will remain the same for now. You can still purchase the same bundles that you have previously purchased. We will calculate the amount of credit used per message sent.
The app is an additional feature of the service that is provided to you at no extra cost.
Standard SMS message =
App message = 0.5 of a credit
The more contacts that download the App, the lower the cost of sending messages.
To get your contacts set up with the TextaParent App –
Send a SMS message from your account to all of your contacts, instructions will be available when you login to your account.
There is also a letter to send to parents, explain the benefits of the App. Click Here
Request that Parents and Staff download Textaparent App to their mobile device. When the App is downloaded to the parent’s phone it will show on your contact list with an Apple or Android logo.
You don’t need to anything different when sending the messages – those contacts with the App downloaded will receive the App message – those who don’t will receive a standard TextaParent SMS message.
Check that your notification settings are turned ON for the TextaParent App. This can be done through your phones settings/notifications/Apps.
On your TextaParent home screen you will see a tab from ‘School Calendar’.
This NEW feature will allow you to add events to the calendar which can be viewed by the contacts on the App. Ideal for early closures, fundraising events and important dates.