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80% of American cellphone owners are texting, up from 57% in 2007, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. Credit goes to the New York Times Bits Blog for spotting the stat first. The new report confirms what we speculated in an earlier blog post, that “rumors of texting’s demise are greatly exaggerated.” […]
Text messages are emerging as a big player in this year’s elections, specifically in terms of fundraising. A full 10% of 2012 presidential campaign donations have come through texts, according to a new report out by Pew. Interestingly, the report also found that Democrats are more likely to donate via cellphones or online, while Republicans are […]
We’re proud to announce another exciting feature here at SimpleTexting: Group Text from Phone. Group texting allows you to send a text to your list of subscribers, even if you can’t get to a computer, even if you don’t have a smartphone—even if you can’t get online! All it takes is—you guessed it—a text message. […]
A text-to-win contest is one of the most popular SMS marketing campaigns, and for good reason: It’s easy to run, easier to enter, and yields valuable contact information for future text promotions. Now it’s even easier with SimpleTexting’s new Text-to-Win feature! From the Apps tab at app.simpletexting.com, click “Text-to-Win” and then “Create Campaign.” Fill in the […]
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On June 26, 2012, 19-year-old Linnea Lomax walked out of a mental health clinic in Sacramento, California. She has not been heard from since. HelpFindLinnea is an organization of volunteers dedicated to locating Linnea and bringing her safely home. We’re donating our text messaging services to HelpFindLinnea to help them coordinate their search efforts. Here’s […]
Here at SimpleTexting, we’re always working hard to make our service even better. That’s why we’re proud to announce the release of 2 new features today: Autoresponders and Threaded Conversations.