However, due to the decline of phone calls and rise of modern communication techniques such as SMS text messaging, dispatchers are being trained to receive emergency reports via new methods.
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As public schools opened in New York City this week, mayor Michael Bloomberg launched a new text message service to assist students’ parents.
In addition to sending P2P messages and receiving marketing and promotional texts, Canadians are also using SMS messaging to receive alerts designed to promote safety in the community.
However, the nature of the service also generates a number of risks, and companies sending out these messages must ensure that the information conveyed is accurate and that it reflects positively on the sender.
By the end of the 2000s, nearly every student had a mobile phone, most had smartphones and everyone was able to send and receive SMS text messages.
As citizens walk the streets of their towns and cities, they need to know that their elected officials are doing all they can to maintain sanitary conditions. In one UK town, citizens can now do their part by reporting any public hazards found via SMS text messaging.
Illinois-based electric provider ComEd is doing its part by sending out text alerts during power outages.
As communication continues to become mobile, sending text messages can allow an organization to record important conversations.
SMS can also keep individuals safe, as many users can receive messages quickly and efficiently in the event of danger.
However, technological advancements such as text message alerts have given patients a greater ability to remember to take their medication.