Dear ADDA Admins,
In September 2011, a TRAI regulation had crippled the SMS Delivery Feature of many Web Portals. According to this regulation, SMS from most Portals could reach only to Mobile Numbers NOT listed in the Do Not Call Registry. And SMS could go only between 9AM to 9PM. Related Post: http://apartmentadda.com/blog/2011/09/26/important-announcement-on-sms/
This had proved to be a major handicap for Management Committees such as yourself, who could not send out urgent SMS to ALL, and at times when urgency occurs (e.g., both Transformer & DG gone bust at 1’oclock in the night, u have no way to inform ppl of what to expect)
We have been working closely with TRAI and fellow firms at NASSCOM to find a compliant workaround.
Happy to inform that finally a workaround has been achieved, and right from today, your ADDA is capable of sending “Essential SMS” to ALL Residents, even if their number is listed in the Do Not Call Registry. AND you can send these Essential SMS at any hour (of course, you know best when not to disturb your addazens!).
No more nagging appeals to your Members to de-register from the Do Not Call Registry, in order to get your ADDA SMS!
Log in to the Admin Dashboard > Manage Users > Broadcast right away, and check it out.
As before, this SMS feature is available to Premium ADDAs only.
We look forward to your feedback.
– A happy ADDA Team.