If you have existing contacts/phone numbers that you want to add, here is how to do it!
After you upload it, it takes about a day or so for approval.
(We are not the one's who approve the form... people who wear suits and ties approve it then email you to confirm that you aren't a spammer... then you are good to go! Upload all the contacts you need from a spreadsheet by following the instructions)
Why do you have to do this?
In order to be in compliance with the law, you will need to download a form, complete it (it requires an actual handwritten signature), and upload it. This is a one-time process. In most cases, you will be notified within one business day that you have been approved.
It seems a little ridiculous and overkill to us too... but texting laws are pretty strict to ensure that people don't use these types of systems to SPAM other people. Obviously youth pastors aren't spamming (well... we do our best) their students, but because this system is used for many different industries this form has to be used.
Here is a word on this from the very official sounding text company that we lease the texting service from:
"Church's, non-profits, or any organization that would like to import contacts into our system are required to complete an Import Certification. A word document will not suffice. The import certificate requires a few things such as business/organization information, how contacts are collected, what types of messages are sent, and proof of person/organization."
The GOOD NEWS is that you only have to fill out this form ONCE and then you can import contacts forever!
For more information on using your DYMtext account, check out THIS PAGE.
For more information about our other plans, check out THIS PAGE.
Let us know if you are having trouble moving forward... we are always here to help!