Service Description

Introduction

The DOTGO information service is a cross-carrier, opt-in standard SMS service that provides interactive and subscription information for companies and websites. For example, students enrolled in an introductory college-level astronomy course can obtain information about the night sky from eZipSky by texting "ezipsky" + zip code + something in the sky (e.g. "moon," "mars," "orion," or "sirius") to 368266.

To use DOTGO, simply text in the keyword for the information that you are interested in to the appropriate short code: 368266, 368338, 368674, 368638, or 368468.

Text HELP to 368266, 368338, 368468, 368638 or 368674 for help. Text STOP to 368266, 368338, 368468, 368638 or 368674 to stop all messages. Message and data rates may apply. You will receive 1 message per query and 10 messages per month from 368266, 368338, 368468, 368638 and 368674.

Supported carriers

DOTGO works with:

  • Cincinnati Bell
  • Sprint
  • Cricket (Leap Wireless)
  • United States Cellular Corp
  • Verizon
  • T-Mobile
  • Alltel-Allied
  • AT&T
  • C Spire Wireless (aka Cellular South)
  • IWireless
  • Metro PCS (including subsidiary PTA-FLA)
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Boost Mobile
  • Union Telephone
  • nTelos
  • TracFone (AT&T)
  • West Central Wireless
  • Bluegrass Cellular
  • Rural Independent Network Alliance (RINA)
  • East Kentucky Network (Appalachian Wireless)
  • Illinois Valley Cellular
  • Inland Cellular
  • Nex Tech Communications
  • Boost-CDMA
  • CellCom
  • Immix
  • Revol Wireless
  • ECIT
  • Alaska Communications Systems (ACS)
  • United Wireless
  • GCI Communications
  • Thumb Cellular
  • Cross Wireless
  • Chat Mobility
  • Northwest Missouri Cellular
  • Pioneer Cellular
  • Panhandle Wireless
  • Element Mobile
  • Golden State Cellular
  • Viaero Wireless
  • Plateau Wireless
  • Cellular One of NE PA (South Canaan Cellular)
  • MTPCS Cellular One (Cellone Nation)
  • Epic Touch
  • Mosaic Telecom
  • Mobi PCS
  • Peoples Wireless
  • Duet IP (Max. Wireless/Wireless Comm. Venture)
  • Chariton Valley Cellular
  • MobileNation/SI Wireless
  • MTA Wireless/Matanuska Kenai
  • SRT Wireless/North Dakota Network Co.

Examples

368266: To receive information about the night sky

Query service:

1. User sends "ezipsky" to 368266.

2. The system responds with standard-rate MT, such as: Send five-digit zip code for a guide to the night sky.

Alert service:

1. User sends "ezipsky subscribe" to 368266.

2. The system sends a standard-rate confirmation message, such as: Reply (yes) to confirm your subscription to "ezipsky". You will receive 10 messages per month.

3. User replies "yes."

4. The system sends a standard-rate welcome message, such as: You have been subscribed. Unsubscribe at any time with "ezipsky unsubscribe" or STOP.

Example alert:

Moon first quarter 1:29 AM. Venus-jupiter minimum distance apart, 8.6 deg. Moon occults some Pleiades stars tonight.

368468: To receive information about a Science Foundation

Query service:

1. User sends "esf" to 368468.

2. The system responds with standard-rate MT, such as: Welcome to the Science Foundation.

Alert service:

1. User sends "esf subscribe" to 368468.

2. The system sends a standard-rate confirmation message, such as: Reply (yes) to confirm your subscription to "esf". You will receive 10 messages per month.

3. User replies "yes."

4. The system sends a standard-rate welcome message, such as: You have been subscribed. Unsubscribe at any time with "esf unsubscribe" or STOP.

Example alert:

Come visit our Egyptian mummy exhibit. Open daily from 10 AM to 8 PM.

368338: To receive updated news

Query service:

1. User sends "eit news" to 368338.

2. The system responds with standard-rate MT, such as: There is no news today.

Alert service:

1. User sends "eit news subscribe" to 368338.

2. The system sends a standard-rate confirmation message, such as: Reply (yes) to confirm your subscription to "eit news". You will receive 10 messages per month.

3. User replies "yes."

4. The system sends a standard-rate welcome message, such as: You have been subscribed. Unsubscribe at any time with "eit news unsubscribe" or STOP.

Example alert:

A tornado swept the midwest yesterday, leaving one injured.

368674: To receive information about a Public Library

Query service:

1. User sends "epl" to 368674.

2. The system responds with standard-rate MT, such as: Welcome to the Public Library.

Alert service:

1. User sends "epl hours subscribe" to 368674.

2. The system sends a standard-rate confirmation message, such as: Reply (yes) to confirm your subscription to "epl hours". You will receive 10 messages per month.

3. User replies "yes."

4. The system sends a standard-rate welcome message, such as: You have been subscribed. Unsubscribe at any time with "epl hours unsubscribe" or STOP.

Example alert:

The library is only open today 9-8. Please visit us this weekend for our annual book review.

368638: To receive information on DOTGO network services

Query service:

1. User sends "edgns" to 368638.

2. The system responds with standard-rate MT, such as: Welcome to the EdGNS. Text "edgns info" for up-to-date information.

Alert service:

1. User sends "edgns info subscribe" to 368638.

2. The system sends a standard-rate confirmation message, such as: Reply (yes) to confirm your subscription to "edgns info". You will receive 10 messages per month.

3. User replies "yes."

4. The system sends a standard-rate welcome message, such as: You have been subscribed. Unsubscribe at any time with "edgns info unsubscribe" or STOP.

Example alert:

The DOTGO network service is up.