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Get Mobile Services

Text Messaging, Coupons to your Phone and More!

UNCW faculty, staff and students can enjoy several information services on their mobile devices. In collaboration with Mobile Education, LLC, a faculty led technology start-up company, UNCW has initiated the mobile services project to explore and develop innovative mobile phone applications. These include text message (short message service or SMS) applications and Apple iPhone applications.

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The following text message applications are available:

  • Alerts for career info, campus activities and events
  • Real-time shuttle bus location info
  • Grade retrieval for courses taken at UNCW
  • Movie info from Lumina theatre
  • Text (ask) questions of Randall Library
  • Up-to-date surf report
  • Alerts for course wait lists
  • Menu info from Wagoner and Dub Cafe
  • Rec. Center hours & Campus Rec. alerts
  • List of taxis supporting UNCW Safe Ride Program

Register for these services. (Note: registration will automatically enable text alerts for course wait lists - there is nothing else you need to do. Alerts will be sent as seats become available for any closed course you wait listed.)
View list of all services (PDF format)
Note: Currently UNCW pays the cost of providing these applications; however, the standard rates to send and receive text messages apply.

Text PHIL to Win

Sign up for bi-monthly contests by texting PHIL to 90947. PHIL will text you a philanthropy related question every other Thursday. With each correct response, your name will be entered to win a monthly drawing. Get ready for fun questions and tons of great prizes, valued at $50 or more, from great sponsors. Learn more at http://uncw.edu/phil/textphil.html

Outlook Mobile Service

Outlook Mobile Service is a feature in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 that you may use to create and send text messages to a mobile device from within Outlook in a manner similar to e-mail messages.

By using Outlook Mobile Service, you can send a message both as an e-mail message and as a mobile message to multiple contacts at the same time. You can stay informed when you are away from the office because Outlook Mobile Service can forward the e-mail messages and calendar appointments that you choose directly to your mobile phone.

For instructions about setting up and registering with Outlook Mobile Service, see http://TextTitan.com.

Coupons To Your Phone

Mobile coupons are the newest form of advertising! Simply text a keyword for a business to 90947, just as if you were texting a friend, and a text message coupon will be returned to you for that particular business. To redeem the coupon, show the text message on your phone to a sales associate when you visit the business.

You can request coupons one at a time, or you may register to have them sent automatically each week. Mobile Education will never send you spam. You will only receive the coupons that you request.

More info at http://CouponsToYourPhone.com

Dub Hunt

Dub Hunt is scavenger hunt game in which teams of students receive text message questions about the campus. When the team finds the answer they text it in and receive a question about another area of campus. Students using the game have had a lot of fun, and UNCW looks forward to offering this game as part of the freshman seminar courses this coming year.

See http://dubhunt.com for more information.

Take Surveys/Polls By Text

Take Text Poll uses the latest in cellular and SMS technology to deliver interactive text message surveys and polls on a device students always have with them - their cell phone! Text message based surveys and polls can be used by student groups to gather real-time feedback on an event, conduct short opinion surveys or gather information from an audience. Results are available in real-time on a secure website.

Check it out at http://TakeTextPoll.com

Apple iPhone Application

An iPhone application for UNCW is available for free download from Apple's iTunes App Store:

  • UNCW Mobile: This application features information about recent campus activities and events, sports and athletics, library, alumni, Lumina theater movies, news and events, and UNCW YouTube videos.

To see additional applications developed by UNCW students, visit their website.


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