iOye! Texting: Affordable mass messaging
¡Oye! is a right-sized mass texting solution for organizations who need to use the direct connection of SMS and MMS text communication to get the word out to their constituents. Our partners use ¡Oye! to send important alerts about their programs and services, have ongoing one-on-one interactions, and manage their contact lists.
What is iOye! ?
Texting is a powerful way to communicate with anybody who has a mobile phone, without the need for them to adopt another specialized mobile app (or for you to maintain one). The primary feature of any mass texting app is the ability to send SMS or MMS messages to one or more groups of people. With ¡Oye! (pronounced “Oh yay”), you can upload a contact list, organize your contacts using groups and tags, and send them broadcast messages related to your organization’s mission. If one of your subscribers replies to a message, you can also interact with them in an individual thread through your inbox. The ¡Oye! chatbot handles setup for new subscribers who opt in by texting your phone number, so you can focus on engaging with people around the issues that are important to them.
Ever-changing factors in the wireless network industry impact what organizations must do in order to use mass texting appropriately and in line with consumer protection regulations. ¡Oye!‘s built-in chatbot makes it easy to stay in compliance by allowing your contacts to subscribe only to information they want to receive, or opt out of messages altogether. Code the Dream also facilitates partner organizations’ registrations with The Campaign Registry, the entity that governs mass texting communications.
Enrollment and registration with The Campaign Registry costs a total of $9 for a single campaign:
- “Brand” Registration: $4
- Campaign Registration: $5 per “campaign”
The phone number that your organization will send messages from costs $1.20 per month, and you can purchase a number that uses your local area code. Each message sent through a mass texting platform incurs a flat-rate cost, plus an additional Network Access Fee (NAF) specific to the recipient’s wireless carrier (Verizon, AT&T, etc.).
¡Oye! provides an in-app cost estimator to provide a general sense of how much each message will cost you to send, however, this is only an estimate as costs can vary and change over time due to industry factors. Please browse the cost examples below, and get in contact if you would like to explore how the cost breakdown might look for your organization’s usage.
Our developers continue to test the platform to increase the accuracy of the cost estimates provided for each message you send. In general, we estimate that ¡Oye! is 30-50% less expensive than any other texting platform on the market.
The ¡Oye! pilot program allows partner organizations to use this platform to broadcast messages at cost. That means you pay only the pass-through costs of registering your organization with the governing entity, owning your phone number, and sending messages to your recipients. There are a limited numbers of partners we can accept into the pilot program. Please contact Lauren (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in being considered as a pilot partner.
Get in Touch
Let us know you are interested by filling out this Partner Information Form, which shares with us basic info on your organization and your needs.
Schedule a Demo
Email Lauren (email@example.com) to set that up, or fill out the form above and our next step will be to reach out to you to schedule a demo.