City of Waterloo introduces new SMS service

The city of Waterloo isn’t new to SMS services.  In the past, it was already possible to receive cultural tips by SMS, but the supplier of that service went bankrupt.

Now Waterloo has collaborated with Systemat – an applications developer, active on the platform – for a new SMS service.  The city will have a “super admin” account, allowing to give out logins and passwords to other community services that wish to use SMS communication with the citizens.

In a first phase, the SMS application will be used to inform students of the music academy, for ex. when a teacher is ill or when a class has been postponed.  Following, there’ll be several other applications, for schools, community services, etc.  There’ll also be an integration into the community website, to add the SMS communication channel online. 


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