VueMinder can send text messages to the contacts or distribution lists, provided the selected recipients' cell phone has been specified. Also, if the SMS/Voice option to use your own mobile carrier instead of a web-based carrier for SMS messaging, you'll also need to have specified the contacts' mobile carrier information.
The Send a Text Message window enables you to type a text message. You can also add additional recipients to the message.
The message will be sent as soon as it has been typed, and can contain anything you'd normally send in a text message from your cell phone. The benefit to using this command is that it supports sending the same text message to multiple recipients at the same time. Some phones don't support distribution lists for text messages, so this is a convenient workaround for users lacking this feature on their phone, or anyone that prefers typing with all 10 fingers instead of 2 thumbs.
You can choose one or more contacts, distribution lists, or contact groups to receive your SMS message.
You can specify individual contacts to receive the text message. When clicking this field, a drop-down list of contacts will be shown. Use the checkboxes to select the desired contacts. Only contacts where a cell phone number and mobile carrier have been specified will be listed. If you need to add or edit a contact, click the "..." button to access the Contact Editor.
The text message can be sent to one or more distribution lists. To select the desired distribution list(s), click the drop-down button and use the checkboxes. All contacts belonging to the selected distribution lists, and having the required mobile phone number and mobile carrier information, will receive the text message.
The Contact Editor contains a "Group/category" field. If this field is used, you'll see a drop-down list of the currently used contact groups. Use the checkboxes to select the desire contact groups. This can be used as an alternative to distribution lists. Any contacts associated with the selected group(s) will receive the text message, provided their mobile phone number and mobile carrier have been specified.
After selecting the recipients and entering your message, click the Send button to send it.