Despite all the creative tactics teachers use to fill their Remind classes, getting students and parents subscribed is one of the biggest challenges our teachers experience. Core to Remind is our ability to help teachers connect more efficiently with students and parents, so we’re getting ready to launch a faster and simpler way for subscribers to join your classes.
Soon, you’ll see a new type of phone number in your Remind account. Whether you’ve just created your account or you’ve been with us for years, US-based teachers will now see a 5 digit phone number (81010) instead of a traditional 10 digit phone number (555-555-5555) when logged in to Remind.
This new number, 81010, is the same for all teachers in the United States. We’ve moved to this new number for a few reasons:
(1) It’s easy to remember (say eight-ten-ten, that’s it!)
(2) It’s faster for your students and parents to join — especially if they have multiple teachers using Remind.
(3) Remind can now send your messages faster with 81010. Whether you’re sending time-sensitive updates or real time questions, busy teachers need messages delivered quickly!
With this improvement, all subscribers in the U.S. will simply text your unique class code, just as they’ve always done, to the new 81010 number to join your Remind class. No more Remind phone numbers to remember — just your unique class code + 81010 and they’re in!
To help with the phone number transition, students and parents will still be able to join a class using your old Remind number. You still have all your existing subscribers and they will continue to receive messages – no one needs to rejoin.
Repeat after me, 81010. That’s it 🙂
Remind has four values that drive everything we do: (1) Being teacher-obsessed, (2) creating a simple product (3) working as a team to build something bigger than all of us, and (4) being transparent with each other and our teachers. We are continuously striving to make Remind better and we do this through countless discussions with an incredible community of teachers. Those of us on the Support team feel lucky to connect with teachers like you every single day, and work hand-in-hand to improve your experience on Remind.