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Over the last month, 247Sports has been working on a text alert feature for annual subscribers. It’s been on our test environment, but today we have released it here before expanding the product across all sites in our network.
So here’s what you need to know.
If you currently have an annual membership to this site, to sign up for the alerts, simply click on the “My Account” link at the top site in your tool bar and click on the alerts tab.
If you do not see an alerts tab, it’s most likely the result of your home site set to another site other than govols247. If this is the case, you can still access your user options for this site by going to the following URL.
After going to user options, there will be a field for you to enter your phone number (XXX-XXX-XXXX) and a check box for Tennessee football should automatically be checked. MAKE SURE THE BOX IS CHECKED. Although it just says Tennessee football, don’t worry, we’ll be sending out alerts for all Tennessee news.
After adding your phone number and making sure the box is checked, click save and you’ll be all set to receive text alerts from us. (Note: After adding your phone number and clicking save, if you don’t see your phone number in there, it may have reverted to a different tab. Just go back to my account and/or refresh the page again and it should display. You do not have to add the number a second time. This is currently a display bug.)
If you are a monthly subscriber and wish to upgrade your account to annual so you are eligible for text alerts, there’s a green upgrade button at the top right of the site. You can also upgrade through your user options by clicking on “My Account” and clicking the "alerts" link. After clicking on the button, you’ll be sent to our upgrade page with details on our annual offer. Click on upgrade now and you’ll successfully upgrade your account with us from monthly to annual and will be eligible to set up text alerts.
Please let us know if you have any questions or run into any problems signing up for text alerts and we'll be happy to help you out.
We are the test market for this for the network, so please help us out with this new release. I am sure there might be a bug or two that we encounter in the process, and if you find anything or have questions please let me know via private message.
Thanks again to the awesome folks here at 247Sports for their hard work in rolling out text alerts.
Thanks and enjoy this new feature.
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Sounds great...guess I will have to not eat for a couple weeks so that I can afford the upgrade
As for them only being available to annual subscribers, there's a layered cost associated with this service - for the actual service itself and for the development time it takes to implement and maintain.
By offering it to annual members we don't have to pass that cost along. Its also the way we did it at our former network.
Its just hard to make the economics work out offering them to monthly subscribers.
Kevin since i am still running on the free annual subscription from winning the bracket contest do i qualify?
Formally known as govols011 - follow me on twitter @C_Dillard6
Oh i know, no big deal. I wasn't complaining just trying to be silly and pass time at work
Not right now because you are still listed as a monthly subscriber. I didn't change your plan, I just extended your renewal date with your free time.
I understand. But since you brought it up and I'm sure others would bring it up, too, I thought I'd just address it right away. Thanks, Atomic.
Kevin: How frequent will the alerts be? Will there be one with every story posted, or just for major news?
I don't know whether to believe this or not??
Just major stuff. Will probably send a few in the next few days to make sure they work right but its for big stuff. Not crying wolf.
Perfect! Just what I wanted.
Hopefully its not butt chugging links
I have been too lazy to up my membership - I guess I have a reason now - I am not going anywhere
Great idea. Save money and add text alerts.
If I die during the next year can I will my remaining months to Drizz and Beazy??
Not sure if I should laugh or cry.
There will be no crying upon my death
Between photo uploads on mobile and text alerts, you guys are killing it this week!!!
I put my # in, but I didn't see / couldn't find the box to check for Tennessee Football....
So, what do I do?
It should be checked for you automatically on the screen where you enter your number. It's at the bottom of that page.
I'm hoping it was pre checked, the box isn't on my screen...haha.
Upgraded- signed-up- done!
Crying? There's no crying in football!
Tell that to Timmy Heisman!
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