Doctors can text patients for a number of reasons, such as offering medical advice, reminding them to take their medication and scheduling upcoming appointments.
People are using text reminders to remember where and when they have to show up for important events.
Sending coupons as text messages can build brand awareness and provide consumers with incentive to shop at specific stores.
By launching a series of SMS services, the DPS will help ensure parents are informed in the event of an on-school emergency while using new technology to better present educational material.
Earlier this week, a ruling was made by the FCC that is designed to enhance the effectiveness of emergency text messages.
Northern Illinois University is preparing to test a program that will send text message alerts to students, faculty and staff in the event of an emergency.