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#1 Corp000085

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 01:13 PM

Just got an ironic text...  Bills txt service have been discontinued.  To continue to receive updates, please allow notifications via Bills Mobile app.  

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 01:16 PM

Hmmm. Weird. And I didn't get it

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 01:17 PM

I was actually glad, bc my lazy a** never bothered to unsubscribe so I've been getting double notifications- one form vtext, one from the app

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 01:18 PM

I liked getting texts from the Bills, although WGR generally texted the same info at about the same time.  I wonder why they discontinued them.  I can't believe it was that costly for the Bills...

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 01:20 PM

View PostJetman, on 10 October 2013 - 01:18 PM, said:

I liked getting texts from the Bills, although WGR generally texted the same info at about the same time.  I wonder why they discontinued them.  I can't believe it was that costly for the Bills...


They're trying to increase engagement with their app.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 01:29 PM

Russ is cheap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 01:40 PM

I have a big problem with this.
I have a smart phone and the app but I generally keep my data turned off because I don't need it. Even when on I discontinue background data to control the data and manage my battery.

This means I will not get breaking info.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 01:48 PM

View Postjboyst62, on 10 October 2013 - 01:40 PM, said:

I have a big problem with this.
I have a smart phone and the app but I generally keep my data turned off because I don't need it. Even when on I discontinue background data to control the data and manage my battery.

This means I will not get breaking info.
I'll call you every time something happens.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 02:04 PM

Sucks

#10 DPR4444

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 02:06 PM

is the Bills Mobile app worth installing?   I've resisted up to now

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 02:11 PM

View PostDPR4444, on 10 October 2013 - 02:06 PM, said:

is the Bills Mobile app worth installing?   I've resisted up to now

If you want breaking updates, yes.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 02:32 PM

Here's the question that I can't seem to get answered: Do we no longer get text alerts, or do we have to keep this Bills app running. ... And yes, I keep track of what the Bills announce to fans, because at various times they get that stuff out before the team issues updates to the media.
One example: Thad Lewis' promotion.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 02:34 PM

View Postjohn wawrow, on 10 October 2013 - 02:32 PM, said:

Here's the question that I can't seem to get answered: Do we no longer get text alerts, or do we have to keep this Bills app running. ... And yes, I keep track of what the Bills announce to fans, because at various times they get that stuff out before the team issues updates to the media.
One example: Thad Lewis' promotion.

jw

I don't have the app running all the time, and it pops up the updates anyway (must run in the background).  I've noticed that the app updates have been appearing faster than the texts recently.  I'm guessing on purpose.

#14 infernus

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 02:39 PM

Yeah the bills app uses push notifications so you will receive them even if the app is not running.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 02:54 PM

I deleted the vtext a while ago and haven't looked back. The app is pretty good but usually news doesn't break quick enough for me to care. Oh we signed a dude to the practice squad? Sweet

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 03:22 PM

View Postjohn wawrow, on 10 October 2013 - 02:32 PM, said:

Here's the question that I can't seem to get answered: Do we no longer get text alerts, or do we have to keep this Bills app running. ... And yes, I keep track of what the Bills announce to fans, because at various times they get that stuff out before the team issues updates to the media.
One example: Thad Lewis' promotion.

jw

You don't have to keep it open. I don't ever have the app running, but I elected to receive the pushed notifications and they show up as an alert. You won't be missing anything.

Btw, I'm on android. The alert is a little bills logo on the top of the screen. Not sure about iPhones. I assume it's the same.

Edited by Thisistheyear, 10 October 2013 - 03:27 PM.


#17 jboyst62

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 03:57 PM

Jw it is a background data app. If your background data is enabled it will get the push notifications. Otherwise you may have to actively be using the app. You can set your phone to push certain apps and data but I am not sure the Bills App will have this option

Its a terrible idea.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 04:33 PM

I don't have a smartphone. :cry:

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 05:15 PM

JW out of the loop? How can that be?

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 06:22 PM

Doesn't have to be open but you have to allow it to give you updates. At least on the iPhone