Entries by TextPower

What is a lookup and what triggers one?

When you send a text message TextPower tries to make it as simple as possible.  You send it to us and we do the rest.  In reality, though, it’s not simple at all as there are many steps along the way.  One of the key pieces of information required is knowing which carrier (AT&T, Verizon […]

High speed throughput dramatically increased

Speed matters.  Who doesn’t want their high speed throughput dramatically increased? Whether it’s the 40-yard stopwatch on a football prospect, the 0-60 MPH time on a sports car or the number of words per minute that you can type, faster is usually always better. When it comes to sending text messages to large numbers of people, […]

Understanding The TCPA Is As Simple As ABC

Since the FCC issued a clarification about the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) in July 2015, the only thing that’s clear about how it views text messaging is that it’s confusing. Senders and users of SMS – our customers — simply haven’t received the kind of clarity that they need to make decisions about their […]

National Data Privacy Day Marked by a New Patent That Eliminates Passwords and Protects Personal Data

Patented Technology From TextPower Verifies Your Identity While Simplifying Website Logins; Introduces SnapID™ That Replaces Usernames and Passwords. Happy National Data Privacy Day! SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA–(Marketwired – Jan 28, 2015) – Today on National Data Privacy Day, TextPower announces that the company has been granted an important patent for a “text messaging authentication system” that […]

Hackers Defeat Conventional Authentication

Hackers defeat conventional authentication, Developers and enterprises that install conventional two-factor authentication methods do so with the best of intentions.  Unfortunately, in today’s world of hackers that intrude for money, bragging rights or just nefarious “fun” these methods just aren’t sufficient anymore.  Recent research has uncovered a multi-vectored methodology used to bypass security used by […]

Customer Satisfaction and Response Time the Keys to TextPower and Daffron Integrated Texting Partnership

TextPower Names Daffron as Its Certified Integrated Texting Partner SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 14, 2014) – TextPower, a leader in innovative text messaging software solutions, today announced Certified Integration Partner status with Daffron & Associates, which provides enterprise-wide software solutions for electric cooperatives, multi-service municipal utilities, and investor-owned utilities. Daffron has integrated TextPower’s two-way […]

Top North American Utilities Name TextPower as the Vendor to Watch

SmartAlerts™ Text Messaging Recognized as Most Innovative Smart Water Solution SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 1, 2014) – Underscoring its leadership in providing leading-edge communications technology to the utility industry, TextPower was voted as the Vendor to Watch at the recent 2014 Smart Water Summit. The company’s SmartAlerts™ text messaging software was recognized as the Most Innovative Smart […]

With Fall and Winter Storm Season Approaching, Peninsula Light Company Provides Real-Time Communications With Members in the Pacific Northwest

“Don’t Wait, Activate!” Campaign Kicks Into High Gear Leveraging Text Messaging for Real-Time Communications GIG HARBOR, WA and SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA–(Marketwired – Sep 30, 2014) – TextPower, a leader in innovative text messaging software solutions, today announced that Peninsula Light Company is successfully using TextPower SmartAlerts™ to quickly and easily leverage real-time communications directly with […]

Where Current SMS Authentication Fails, the Next Generation Succeeds

Mobile-originated SMS creates a four-factor authentication solution by sending a simple text message, because current SMS authentication fails Current SMS authentication fails: By Scott Goldman, Robert Foster Jane and Jake work for the same company. This week they’re on one of those dreaded road trips—three cities in four days—and are, as we all are, completely […]

TextPower is the vendor to watch at the Smart Water Summit

Water and electricity usually don’t mix. But at the 2014 Smart Water Summit they got along just fine. Underscoring its leadership in providing leading-edge communications technology to the utility industry, TextPower was voted as the Vendor to Watch at the recent 2014 Smart Water Summit. The company’s SmartAlerts™ text messaging platform was recognized as the Most Innovative Smart […]

Florida Utility Cost Savings of 90% – Employs TextPower SmartAlerts™

Talquin Electric Cooperative Deploys 2-Way Outage Alerts via SMS for Utility Cost Savings of 90% SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA and QUINCY, FL–(Marketwired – Aug 12, 2014) – TextPower, a leader in innovative text messaging software solutions, today announced that Talquin Electric Cooperative, Inc., an electric utility cooperative headquartered in Quincy, FL, has deployed TextPower SmartAlerts™ to […]

Let’s fight SPAM

Every major carrier in the U.S. participates in a program to reduce spam. When you receive a message that you believe is spam, DON’T delete it. Forward it to SPAM (7726) and you will receive a reply back from the carrier asking you to respond with the number or email address from which it was […]

Two-Factor Authentication vs Omni-Factor Authentication ™

We were asked this question many times since we launched TextKey™ at Finovate this year. Why is TextKey’s™ Omni-factor Authentication ™ better than the traditional two-factor authentication systems? Here’s our answer: TextPower developed TextKey’s™ Omni-factor Authentication ™ system using cellular carrier “short codes”. This is a more secure and robust method than using standard phone numbers because […]

Colorado Utility Embraces Two-Way Texting for Power Outage Management and Emergency Services

TextPower Provides Time-Sensitive Information Integrated With Utility Outage Management Systems SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 3, 2014) – TextPower, a leader in innovative text messaging software solutions, announced that Mountain View Electric Association (MVEA) is one of the latest regional utility cooperatives to implement an automated, two-way outage management system using TextPower SmartAlerts™ integrated […]

Blue Grass Energy “Beat the Peak” Energy Alert Program Uses Text Messaging to Immediately Communicate the Need to Reduce Power With Co-op Members

TextPower Allows Utility to Dynamically Manage Peak Energy Power Consumption SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA–(Marketwired – May 22, 2014) – TextPower, a leader in innovative text messaging software solutions, announced today that Blue Grass Energy is using its SmartAlerts™ technology to encourage members to “Beat the Peak.” The utility co-op’s “Beat the Peak” program is designed to […]

Automated Outage Management System Delivers Enhanced Customer Service and Cost Efficiency for City of Monroe, North Carolina

TextPower SmartAlerts™ Leverage Text Messaging to Communicate With Customers, Resulting in Dramatic Savings SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA and MONROE, NC–(Marketwired – Apr 22, 2014) – TextPower, a leader in innovative text messaging software solutions, today announced that the City of Monroe, North Carolina, has implemented an automated outage management system using TextPower SmartAlerts™ for service […]

TCPA – Applying Compliance Requirements to the Utility Industry

As you already know TextPower works diligently to ensure that the text messages sent over our network comply with all legal and cellular carrier requirements.  A recent change to the Telecommunications Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) brought to light something particularly relevant to utilities.  We have consulted with our Washington DC legal counsel who specialize in this area and after confirming this clarification with […]

TextKey™ – An advancement in texting authentication technology

We believe in better security through texting authentication. Website security is critically important to enterprises, financial institutions and e-commerce sites.  Until recently the only ability to secure websites has been through a standard user ID and password combined with a “security token” in the form of a separate device that generates a random number which must […]

How Can Physicians Secure Smartphones?

As a result of TextPower’s entry into the web site security industry through the TextKey™ product we are frequently asked questions about security in general and, in some cases, with specific applications in mind. Secure smartphones are especially on people’s minds. Recently we were asked: “How can physicians encrypt their smartphones and/or the patient data on them […]

No Text Is Worth Dying For

What does it say when a text messaging company advocates a policy of no texting?  Well, we’re about to find out because we, TextPower, are using all of the tools in our social media toolkit to promote a “No texting while driving” campaign.  We’ve been tweeting articles about it (@TextPower) and reminding our customers that […]

International Messaging Short Codes Made Easy

International messaging with your friend in the UK is generally a pretty easy thing to do. Bring up their name in your smartphone’s address book or enter the number in the address field, then enter your message and hit “Send.” QED, as they say. Sending messages from a short code, which is what enterprises and […]

Text vs Aaps

We love apps. In our shop everybody’s got a smartphone of one variety or another and we all have apps that we favor. Apps take the place of various other devices that we’ve all hauled around in pockets or purses through the years so there’s a special affinity towards some of them for saving our […]