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. 

The CommunityAlerts.ie service goes above and beyond for your Community Text Alert Group and, apart from sending out cost-price SMS text messages, it will allow you to issue alerts for FREE to any subscriber that has our smartphone app installed. Our aim is to provide you with an automated service that runs 24 hours a day and keeps your alert running costs to a minimum. Bulk SMS Service Providers are limited in their offering. Some providers we are aware of will offer a community text alert service that is only available from 8am-11pm. So our question is what happens for that burglary at 7am? The answer is your alert will not be issued on time. Many bulk SMS providers will also keep their administration features to a minimum so they won't be much of a help to the Text Alert group manager. They will send out your alerts, and very little else.

 
  • Unit Cost: 3.5 cent
  • Base Amount: €87.50
  • VAT @ 23%: €20.13
  • Total Due: €107.63
  • Our competitors charge €185 for the same amount of SMS credits. You'd have just saved €77 by using CommunityAlerts.ie
  • Unit Cost: 3.5 cent
  • Base Amount: €87.50
  • VAT @ 23%: €20.13
  • Total Due: €107.63
  • Our competitors charge €185 for the same amount of SMS credits. You'd have just saved €77 by using CommunityAlerts.ie
  • Unit Cost: 3.5 cent
  • Base Amount: €175.00
  • VAT @ 23%: €40.25
  • Total Due: €215.25
  • Our competitors charge €369 for the same amount of SMS credits. You've just saved €154 by using CommunityAlerts.ie
  • Unit Cost: 3.5 cent
  • Base Amount: €262.50
  • VAT @ 23%: €60.38
  • Total Due: €322.88
  • Our competitors charge €553 for the same amount of SMS credits. You've just saved €230 by using CommunityAlerts.ie
  • Unit Cost: 3.5 cent
  • Base Amount: €350.00
  • VAT @ 23%: €80.50
  • Total Due: €430.50
  • Our competitors charge €738 for the same amount of SMS credits. You've just saved €308 by using CommunityAlerts.ie
  • Unit Cost: 3.5 cent
  • Base Amount: €525.00
  • VAT @ 23%: €120.75
  • Total Due: €645.75
  • Our competitors charge €1107 for the same amount of SMS credits. You've just saved €461 by using CommunityAlerts.ie
  • Unit Cost: 3.5 cent
  • Base Amount: €700.00
  • VAT @ 23%: €161.00
  • Total Due: €861
  • Our competitors charge €1476 for the same amount of SMS credits. You've just saved €615 by using CommunityAlerts.ie

There are many features which are required to operate an efficient and effective Community Text Alert service. Below highlights these features and a shows a visual comparative analysis of these features across the three text alert options. Have a look at the table below, and you can click the feature name to get a summary of what it is we offer compared to the competition. You can also view our list of exciting features that have helped us grow to become Ireland's largest Community Text Alert service provider. This list is best viewed on your laptop, or in landscape mode on your smartphone.

  Set Up a New Text Alert Group on CommunityAlerts.ie
 (30-day full trial, 100 free SMS text credits, no payment required)

We want to switch from a community-held phone to CommunityAlerts.ie

If you are already using a community-held phone then it is a very simple task to switch over to CommunityAlerts.ie. You will need to copy over your numbers to an Excel spreadsheet and email them to CommunityAlerts.ie. We will do the rest. This involves importing your numbers and providing you with a dedicated email address for the purpose of receiving Garda Alerts (we carry out all the Garda setup in the background). Call us on 01-2544363 to get started.

We want to switch from a bulk-SMS service provider to CommunityAlerts.ie

If you are with a bulk SMS service provider and have become disillusioned with their high SMS pricing and a lack of cutting edge administration features, then please get in touch with CommunityAlerts.ie. We can help you! Similar to above, you should request a copy of your existing subscriber database and forward it onto us as an Excel file. This involves importing your numbers and providing you with a dedicated email address for the purpose of receiving Garda Alerts (we carry out all the Garda setup in the background). Call us on 01-2544363 to get started.

 Set Up a New Garda Text Alert Group
 (30-day full trial, 100 free SMS text credits, no payment required)


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