Short Message Service (SMS)
Posted on February 18th, 2011 at 12:02 PM and last modified on February 21st, 2011 at 4:21 pm
Now get the daily latest Dindigul District, Oddanchatram News in your Mobile. Be the first person to know about our District/Town News. This is the free service for Oddanchatram.in mobile subscribers, provided by Google. All you need to have is a Google Account.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQ):
Why this service?
This is the SMS channel provided by oddanchatram.in with Google SMS Channels. Current updates in our district/town will be send four times a day to your mobile instantly for free of cost.
How do I use SMS Channel?
You can use the service by going to the Google SMS Channels site, via your mobile phone or by clicking here. On the web you can sign up using your Google account. You’ll need to input your phone number while signing up. We’ll send a verification code via SMS to your phone. You’ll need to input the verification code you received to complete the sign up process.
Can I use this service even if I do not have an Indian number?
No, this service is currently available to users in India and requires an Indian mobile number. We are working towards making this service available to international numbers.
Will I receive messages if I am on International roaming?
This is dependent on your service provider.
How many SMS can I receive per day?
By default, you will receive 2 messages each day.
How do I contact the channel owner?
Sorry, but at this point in time, the functionality to contact the channel owner does not exist.
How can I report abuse or spam in a channel?
You can report abuse Online by clicking the ‘report as inappropriate’ button next to a channel. You can also report violation of policy by simply replying ‘flag <channel name>’ via SMS to a message you received from the channel.
Do Not Disturb (DND) feature
If you do not wish to receive SMS then send one of the following commands ‘dndon’ OR ‘donotdisturb’ OR ‘nodisturb’ to 9870807070.
Signing up for the service
Do I pay anything for using the service?
No, you don’t pay anything to send or receive messages using Google SMS Channels. When you post a message to your channel, all the members of your channel get the message forwarded for free. SMS tariff charges may apply when you configure the service to a channel using a mobile phone.
What is the verification code?
To make sure we do not send messages to anyone who has not registered to our service, we need you to verify your phone number while signing up with SMS Channels service from the web front end. We send the verification code via SMS to the phone number you have entered. You’ll need to type in the verification code on our web front end to complete the sign up process.
How do I receive the verification code?
After you sign in to our web front end using your Google account you can input your phone number to receive the verification code via SMS.
How long will it take for the verification code to be sent?
Usually it takes few minutes to receive the verification code. However, network delays may cause the verification code to be delivered at a later time.
What do I do if I haven’t received the verification code?
You will need to send an email to email@example.com with your mobile number and a preferred time where we can call you and help you with the verification code.