Send Community Text Alert to +44 mobile numbers (NI/UK)

Northern Ireland numbers now accepted on CommunityAlerts.ie

CommunityAlerts.ie now allows UK subscribers to be added in the same list as standard Irish mobile numbers. When you are adding a subscriber you can simply select the Mobile Prefix to include a +447X mobile number and then type the 8-digit mobile information as required. This feature was requested by a number of our Text Alert groups on both sides of the border and it makes lots of sense. Groups can now manage a single database of numbers, regardless of whether a number is +353 or +44. The cost to issue a UK SMS is also the same as an Irish SMS so no cost implications there either. 

CommunityAlerts.ie is therefore now suitable to Northern Irish Neighjbourhood Watch groups as it is for standard Irish community text alert groups. Our service is used across the island by resident associations, local action groups (eg Tidy Towns) as we wll Community Text Alert and Neighbourhood Watch groups. Get in touch if you want to set up a group for your local area.

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Manage your Business Watch Alert Service

Comparing Community Text Alert Service Providers

CommunityAlerts.ie also offer mobile provider solutions to Business Watch groups. CommunityAlerts.ie provide diverse alert and notification services across multiple channels which facilitates Business Watch groups to alert their members. Business Watch is a crime prevention programme, which provides a framework whereby the business community, can join together and be instrumental in preventing crime in their own community. CommunityAlerts.ie form an integral part to the Business Watch scheme in offering a system, which will send your Business Watch information by SMS text message, email, app push notification or by landline.

It is founded on the same principles as Neighbourhood Watch, which is the practice of An Gardai and the community working collaboratively to reduce local crime. Business Watch has been very successful with a group of businesses in Portlaoise, who found it a useful solution to connect in relation to the circulation of counterfeit notes. Working so closely with local business and The Gardai hugely contributed to the eradication of counterfeit notes in the area

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Comparing the various Text Alert Service Providers

Comparing Community Text Alert Service Providers

New Text Alert Groups must set about finding the best service provider solution for their needs. There are three core service options that you will likely consider, ranging from a standard community-held phone, to a bulk SMS service or a dedicated, bespoke community text alert service such as CommunityAlerts.ie, which is designed specifically to operate community text alert. The community-held phone approach means someone (or many people) in the community are tasked with managing a communal phone for the purpose of receiving Garda alerts and forwarding them on to subscribers as a manual tasks. Then the bulk SMS service providers will charge you through the roof for text messaging and offer little else for your group in the way of a "service". Finally there is CommunityAlerts.ie, Ireland's only dedicated Community Text Alert service. 

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