iPling's "SMS groups":
ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR USE OF IPLING, FOR ANY GROUP(S)
YOU CREATE, FOR ANY CONTENT YOU TEXT TO THE PEOPLE
THAT JOIN YOUR GROUP(S) AND FOR ANY CONSEQUENCES
THEREOF. BY USING IPLING, YOU AGREE TO BE CONTACTED
VIA TEXT MESSAGES BY THE AUTHORS OF THE GROUPS YOU JOIN AND BY THOSE THAT JOIN YOUR GROUPS.
Program Description: iPling's SMS group service allows
users to i) send text messages to multiple recipients with
a single SMS and ii) receive text messages from the authors of the groups they decide to join. Users may send up to 6 text messages per
group per day and there is no restrictions on the number
of groups a user can create or join.
Supported U.S. Carriers: iPling's SMS group service has been reviewed and approved by many of the major carriers, including AT&T, Sprint, Nextel, Virgin Mobile, Boost, T-Mobile, Cincinnati Bell, Alltel and US Cellular. We expect that the service will be approved by all major carriers by September 2011.
Cost in the U.S.: There are no premium charges associated with this service in the United States. Standard message and data rates may apply.
Group Size Limits: The maximum default group size is
25 (twenty five) members. You will be notified via text
messages if and when any of your groups reach the default
size limit. To bypass a group’s default size limit, you
must agree to cover the associated costs incurred by
iPling by purchasing iPling Credits under a private service
contract with iPling, Inc. Note that such costs will
not appear on your cell phone bill and will not be deducted
from your prepaid balance.
Support/Help: To request support at anytime, text HELP to 99123, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-866-637-9995.
will never, under any circumstances, sell or distribute
your cell phone number to third parties or iPling clients
for whom you have not approved. iPling will never directly
market to you any services for which you have not opted
in, either by cell phone, text message, or email. iPling
will not distribute any personal information about
you, including your phone number, name, billing information,
or any other piece of identifying information.
How to opt-In: To use this service please first send the word START to 99123. Thereafter, users interested in sharing information
must request an iPling group name by texting NEWGROUP followed
by the name they want to use to iPling’s dedicated shortcode
(99123). Upon confirmation of the group name availability
by iPling, the group author may disclose the group name
to those he/she wants to reach via SMS messages. To notify
the group, authors must begin their text messages (sent
to 99123) with the word NOTIFY or IPLING followed by the corresponding
group name and by the message they want to comunicate.
Users that are interested in receviving text messages
can subscribe to a group by texting JOIN followed by
the name of the group they are interested in following.
How to opt-out: You can opt-out of
all iPling service at anytime by texting STOP to
99123. A confirmation message will be sent back to
you. Group authors may disband their groups at any
time by texting
DISBAND followed by the corresponding
group name to 99123. Group followers may drop out of
individual groups by texting DROP followed
by the corresponding group name to 99123.