When first signed up for One Call Now, your listed cell phone will receive an initial Opt Out text message (below) and the confirmation message.
U.S. Consumer Protection Law and wireless carriers require that an Opt Out (Option to Stop incoming messages) be sent to every unique wireless mobile number to which a text message will be initiated. It is strongly advised that you do not reply to this message. If you choose Opt Out for the notification system, this means that you will not receive any messages about school emergencies, closings, class cancellations, etc.
The Opt Out message may seem confusing; however, all U.S. wireless carriers have required that we use the message format they have chosen, which is: “IUP text alerts. For help, visit www.iup.edu/r911. Or call 877 276 7266. Standard Messaging Charges Apply. Text STOP to cancel.”
Again, it is strongly advised that you do not reply to this message, or you will be removed from the IUP Emergency Notification System.
The purpose of the opt out message is to warn that your wireless carrier will charge you a standard text messaging fee (usually 5¢ to 20¢) if you do not have any text messaging package on your wireless device, therefore giving you an option to stop any future text messages initiated by IUP concerning school emergencies, closings, class cancellations, etc. If you do have a text messaging plan on your wireless phone, no additional charges will apply.
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