Text Alert Information

One Call Now’s Text Alerts Notification Program

One Call Now sends important and informational text alerts for schools, churches, sports teams, public safety agencies, and businesses. These notifications can be voice phone calls, emails, and now, SMS Text messages to cell phones.

How it works

If your organization chooses to use SMS Text Messaging, they will send a voice message to your cell phone telling you how to “opt-in.” To receive text message notifications, you must respond to this message by texting the word Alert to 22300 (the One Call Now short code.)
When One Call Now receives this Alert text message, we will “Opt-in” your cell phone to receive text alerts and send a confirmation to your cell phone by text. If you are a member of more than one organization using the One Call Now service, you will be “opted-in” for all groups that have your cell number in their calling list. If your preference is to receive text messages for only some, but not all, of these organizations, contact the organization’s group leader or One Call Now’s support team.
You will receive this “opt-in” phone call only if your phone number is in a calling list for an organization using the One Call Now service. If you do not respond by sending the word Alert to One Call Now, you will not receive any text messages from your organization via the One Call Now service.

How to Use Text Messaging

New to Texting? To send a text message, open up the “Menu” on your cell phone and look for the “Messaging” option (this usually looks like an envelope.) Select “New Text Message.” Type in 22300 in the “To” field and type the word Alert in the message field. Note: some cell phones have you type your message first and enter whom you are sending it to second.

Receiving text messages is easy. When a message is received, your phone will notify you. Just select to “view” the message. To view the message again, open up your “Menu,” select “Messaging” (usually an envelope) and select “Inbox.” All the text messages you have recently received will be in your “Inbox.”

How to Opt-Out

If you would like to stop receiving text messages, you can opt-out by texting the word Stop to 22300 from your cell phone. Text messages will be disabled to your number. (You can opt-in again at any time by texting Alert to 22300.)
If you choose to Opt-out of text messaging, you will continue to receive voice phone calls to your cell phone.

One Call Now Support

For further information on our Text Message Notification program or our other messaging services, please call 877-698-3262.

Supported SMS Carriers

  • ACS Wireless
  • All West Wireless
  • Alltel
  • Appalachian Wireless (EKN)
  • AT&T
  • Bluegrass Cellular
  • Boost
  • Breakaway Wireless
  • Cambridge Cellular (CTC)
  • Cellcom
  • Cellsouth
  • Cellular One of East Central Illinois (ECIT)
  • Centennial Wireless
  • Cincinnati Bell Wireless
  • Cox Wireless
  • Cricket
  • Dobson (Cellular One)
  • FMTC (Farmers Mutual Telephone Cooperative)
  • GCI Communications
  • Golden State
  • Illinois Valley Cellular (IVC)
  • Immix Wireless
  • Inland Cellular
  • Keystone Wireless (Immix/PC Management)
  • MetroPCS
  • NEPA
  • Nex-Tech Wireless
  • Nextel
  • NNTC Wireless( Nucla-Naturita Phone Company)
  • nTelos
  • Revol Wireless
  • Silver Star PCS (Gold Star Communications)
  • Snake River PCS (Eagle Telephone Systems)
  • South Central Wireless
  • Sprint
  • Strata Networks
  • Syringa Wireless
  • T-Mobile
  • Thumb Cellular
  • Unicel(RCC/Rural Cellular Corporation)
  • United Wireless
  • US Cellular
  • Verizon
  • Virgin
  • West Central Wireless (includes Five Star Wireless)