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Voice of the Hawkeyes and 247Sports now offers text alerts to all annual subscribers.
Here's how you get started and begin receiving text alerts from 247Sports (665-55).
If you are an active ANNUAL subscriber to Voice of the Hawkeyes, get text alerts by the following steps:
#1. Click on the "My Account" link located at the top right in your home site horizontal navigation strip.
#2. Enter your "username" and "password" to verify your account.
#3. Click on the "Alerts" link located in the horizontal nav under "Settings"
#4. Enter your active mobile number where you would like to receive the text alerts.
#5. Check the box indicating which specific alerts you wish to receive. Example: Voice of the Hawkeyes, Iowa Football, etc.
#6. Click "Save"
If you are an active MONTHLY subscriber to Voice of the Hawkeyes, get text alerts by the following steps:
#1. First, you will need to UPGRADE your monthly subscription to an ANNUAL subscription.
#2. Click the "Upgrade" link/tab located at the top right of the site. The upgrade box is marked in green.
#3. Upgrade your account.
#4. After completing the Upgrade process, you will need to sign up for text alerts.
#5. Click on the "Alerts" link located in the horizontal nav under "Settings" (Located in the "My Accounts" section: See above)
#6. Enter your active mobile number where you would like to receive text alerts.
#7. Check the box indicating which specific alerts you wish to receive. Example: Voice of the Hawkeyes, Iowa Football
#8. Click "Save"
Remember, Text Alerts are available only to Annual subscribers to Voice of the Hawkeyes and 247Sports.
NEXT PHASE: Text Alerts 2.0
Although Text Alerts are only available to ANNUAL members, in the near future VotH/247Sports members will be able to earn free text alert services through various methods. Users can get free text alerts by consecutive months of service (applicable to monthly members), user ratings and reputations, posting on the message boards and referring members to VotH. All of these services are expected to be added once our engineers complete the rewrite of the user management and reputations system which is expected during Q1 2013.
TEXT ALERT PROTOCOL: What to expect.
Major Breaking News
-New Hire in athletics
-New Starter Named
-Select recruiting news items (cancels visit, etc.)
-Gametime, TV announced
-Next game info (hoops, baseball tournaments)
-Letter of Intents (signing day- every 4-5 confirmed)
-Site announcements (new staff member, etc.)
-Stats after every quarter (football)
-Score after every quarter (football)
-Stats at half (basketball)
-Score at half (basketball)
-Stats at end of game (basketball)
-Score at end of game (basketball
-Links to articles to supplement news items or for a hot story.
This post was edited by Todd Worly on 12/18/2012 at 4:07 PM
Recruiting Analyst for Voice of the Hawkeyes. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: @ToddWorly247
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