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New Vendor for Emergency Text Alerts

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The University of Minnesota has changed vendors for our emergency text message alert system. The new vendor is Rave, which was our original vendor when we first implemented text messaging a number of years ago. We found the Rave product to be very good back then, so we are happy to be working with this vendor again.

Phone numbers registered in the old WENS text messaging system have been moved to the Rave system. We still use the internal name of TXT-U for this service.

If you signed up for this service previously, your number should still be in the system. Watch for our test message on February 1. If you are not currently receiving text alerts, you may find more information and sign up at our Emergency Preparedness web site.

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