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WAOW Text Alerts Frequently Asked Questions


Our text messaging services end April 29th, 2016.

Why is the text messaging program ending? We are ending text messaging services for business reasons - in part because our other digital products offer a more advanced solution, especially for smart phone users, which now amount to 80% of the cell phone market.  

Do I as a subscriber need to do anything to stop the messages on April 29th? No. Our SMS message services will stop for all subscribers on April 29h. You will not receive any messages from us after that point. You can delete any old messages you still may have on your phone at any time you wish. You can also text STOP to our short code at any time you wish to stop receiving messages from us before April 29th.

How do I get severe weather alerts now? We encourage you to download our free weather app. You can choose our voice alert option to receive an alert when severe weather is active in your area. In-app headlines provide an additional way to know when severe weather is active. When an alert is issued for your location, a headline will be visible on the screen you see when you launch the app. From there you can click to see additional details. You can also track the storm using interactive radar and watch our live streaming severe weather coverage when available.

In addition to our weather app, you can go to the weather page on our website to sign up for weather email services including weather alerts and your daily forecast.

Our website and our news app also include severe weather alerts and a variety of tools to keep you safe.

How do I get school closings now? School closings are available in our free weather app. When at least one school closing is in effect, a headline will be visible when you launch the app. Clicking on that headline will take you to the school closings page.

School closings information is also available on our website and in our news app.

How do I get breaking news alerts now? We encourage you to download our news app and enable push alerts. When you do that, our newsrooms can send breaking news alerts to your mobile device. Clicking on those alerts takes you to a page within the news app that contains the breaking news story.

Additionally, we notify our Facebook fans and Twitter followers of breaking news events and direct them to coverage on our website.

You can also sign up for breaking news emails on our website.

What about the other SMS services you offered? (not all properties offer all of these)

Traffic alerts – major traffic alerts will be covered as breaking news

Programming Changes – visit the What’s On page on our website

Mobile Rewards Clubs – the clubs are being discontinued.

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