Starting Monday, January 28, educators, students, and parents will no longer receive Remind text messages if they have wireless plans with Rogers, Bell, or any of their subsidiaries.
If you’re an educator: People who normally get your Remind messages as texts may no longer receive them.
If you’re a parent or student with Rogers or Bell: You’ll no longer receive Remind text messages. Read on for how to change your notifications to keep getting messages.
Why the Rogers and Bell fees affect text messaging on Remind
To offer our text messaging service free of charge, Remind has always paid for each text that users receive or send. Now, Rogers and Bell are charging us additional fees intended for companies that send spam over their networks.
Remind messages aren’t spam, but that hasn’t helped us resolve the issue with Rogers and Bell. Their fees are increasing our cost of supporting SMS in Canada to at least 25X our current cost—forcing us to end Remind text messaging for everyone on the Rogers and Bell networks.
What you can do
If you’re a Rogers or Bell customer, click here first to make sure you can still receive Remind messages on the app or by email. We need your help to make sure Canadian educators, students, and parents continue to have access to effective communication. Keep reading for simple ways to contact Rogers and Bell and ask them to #ReverseTheFee.
Contact Rogers and Bell
We know how powerful communication can be. If Remind’s made a positive impact on how you teach or learn, please consider taking a few minutes to reach out to Rogers and Bell.
Let them know that you’re asking them to #ReverseTheFee on Remind—and share how you’ve used Remind in your classroom and community. #RemindForCanada
Call customer support
Post on Facebook
Post on Twitter
Contact your minister of education
Reach out to the minister responsible for education in your province or territory to share how the Rogers and Bell fees will affect your classroom. #ReverseTheFee
Alberta: David Eggen
British Columbia: Rob Fleming
Manitoba: Kelvin Goertzen
New Brunswick: Dominic Cardy
Newfoundland and Labrador: Al Hawkins
Nova Scotia: Zach Churchill
Northwest Territories: Caroline Cochrane
Nunavut: David Joanasie
Ontario: Lisa M. Thompson
Prince Edward Island: Jordan Brown
Quebec: Jean-Francois Roberge
Saskatechewan: Gordan Wyant
Yukon: Tracy-Ann McPhee
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To unsubscribe from all Remind SMS messages, reply @STOPALL to any text from Remind.