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TheBigSpur.com and 247Sports now offers text alerts to all annual subscribers. Our current text alert service, which was available to all members will end on Sunday, Oct. 7.
Here is the link to upgrade to annual
Here's how you get started and begin receiving text alerts from 247Sports (665-55).
If you are an active ANNUAL subscriber to TheBigSpur (monthly members will need to go through the upgrade process prior to doing this), get text alerts by the following steps:
#1. Click on the "My Account" link located at the top right in your home site horizontal navigation strip.
#2. Enter your "username" and "password" to verify your account.
#3. Click on the "Alerts" link located in the horizontal nav under "Settings"
#4. Enter your active mobile number where you would like to receive the text alerts.
#5. Check the box indicating which specific alerts you wish to receive. Example: TheBigSpur, South Carolina FB
#6. Click "Save"
If you are an active MONTHLY subscriber to TheBigSpur, get text alerts by the following steps:
#1. First, you will need to UPGRADE your monthly subscription to an ANNUAL subscription.
#2. Click the "Upgrade" link/tab located at the top right of the site. The upgrade box is marked in green.
#3. Upgrade your account.
#4. After completing the Upgrade process, you will need to sign up for text alerts.
#5. Click on the "Alerts" link located in the horizontal nav under "Settings" (Located in the "My Accounts" section: See above)
#6. Enter your active mobile number where you would like to receive text alerts.
#7. Check the box indicating which specific alerts you wish to receive. Example: TheBigSpur/South Carolina FB
#8. Click "Save"
Remember, Text Alerts are available only to Annual subscribers to TheBigSpur and 247Sports.
Those of you that can't upgrade right now (and we understand that)...
-Get on Twitter.
-Set it up on Twitter to text you all tweets
This account is exclusively for breaking Gamecock news from TBS. It works just like a text alert. You just have to sign up for Twitter to use it and most of you are on Twitter anyway.
Text Alerts 2.0
Although Text Alerts are only available to ANNUAL members, in the near future TBS/247Sports members will be able to earn free text alert services through various methods. Users can get free text alerts by consecutive months of service (applicable to monthly members), user ratings and reputations, posting on the message boards and referring members to BOL. All of these services are expected to be added once our engineers complete the rewrite of the user management and reputations system which is expected during Q1 2013.
OLD TBS TEXTS
We will continue the old TBS text alerts through the weekend along with the new. To avoid getting duplicate text alerts, please text STOP BIGSPUR to 46786.
Thanks as always for being a member of TheBigSpur.com. This system will allow us to be more cost-efficient with this service and will give our mobile users more options for customizable alerts in the future.
This post has been edited 4 times, most recently by John Whittle 21 months ago
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Well that sucks...
Dont like this at all. I know the reasoning behind it, but i pay more annually than annual subscribers do by paying each month, therefore i dont believe i should get less service . Just stating my case, i know it is what it is and it ain't gonna change. Just my 2¢
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Well, that blows. Why be will those of us who simply prefer monthly billing, be penalized, when we end up paying more in the long run?
This is asinine
Because businesses prefer not to run on month to month income because it makes paying their own bills more difficult. If you pay month to month you can also quit paying month to month at any time. If you pay annually, and have it rolling over as they ask you to do from year to year then TheBigSpur can budget based on an expected amount of revenue. That's worth more to them than a few extra bucks from month to month-ers which is why they give that incentive to go annual.
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So I pay more per month than annual subscribers do, which means I get less for paying more. That's not good business, and doesn't give me incentive to stay. Its a tough economy, people don't always have the money to pay annual. I am sure I am not the only one living month to month on here. Can I opt to not get VIP room and keep text alerts...
Seriously? Bad idea.
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I just clicked on it and got through. Try it again.
Is there a discount for those that get the monthly alumni association discount for annual plans?
Will it send you a "test" alert/text after you enter your # into your TBS account?
In-stadium stat updates when you get no internet signal = RIP.
It wouldnt bother me during basketball season... Cant this change wait until January???
There isn't. We grandfathered those limited time rates in when we moved.
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