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Ohio Alerts Text Issue Update

EP has been notified that Verizon Wireless has a policy in place that limits the number of mass text messages that can be sent through their network during peak times. 


Unfortunately, this means that community members who subscribe to Verzion Wireless will experience a delay in receiving our text alert messages.  We are told the delay could be up to 30 minutes depending on network volume.


It is suggested that Verizon Wireless customers utilize a backup method of receiving our school closing and delay alerts.   School closing and delay notificaitons are available through our All Call system and through the major television networks in Youngstown.  Also, some of the television stations also offer a text alert option that may be valuable as a backup notificaiton method.  





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