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Text Message Polling Has Arrived

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We’ve all seen it before on shows like American Idol (yeah, you know you watch it). Simple text message polling, where viewers or listeners of a live event send a text on a certain topic via their cell phones.

Well, with all the live events that we do here at ASICentral — the weekly radio show, the ASI Shows, the annual Power Summit — we decided to test out some new polling software that allows users to send in their votes from their cell phones.

Here’s how it works: We provide you with the 5-digit number that serves as “our” phone number — in this case, 99503 — then give you either keywords or code numbers that represent your answer to text to us. In other words, you vote by texting a word or number that we provide for you to 99503. Got it?

OK, let’s do a simple text poll on the MLB baseball playoffs:

Create your own sms poll at Poll Everywhere


If you’re unsure how to do this, go to your cell phone and add a new phone number contact — call it ASI. The number will be simply 99503. After saving the new contact, simply type a one-word text message to that number — PHILLIES, DODGERS, YANKS or HALOS — and hit “send” – it’s that simple! And you can watch the results in real-time, meaning that the graph above will change right before your eyes!

Cool, huh? Well, what are you waiting for!? Test it out already! NOTE: Standard text messaging rates apply.

— POLLdaddy


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