Short Messaging Service is an effective means for asynchronous communication. It has long been used in customer services and peer messaging, either one-to-one (personal) or one-to-many (broadcast). SMS can be one-way as often seen in advertising, or two-ways where recipient can response.
The centrally-supported CityU SMS service is authentic and helps prevent department recipients from receiving fake SMS purporting to be the university or department.
CityU SMS messages, sent via the central service, carry the phone numbers 85263943823 and 85263943823xxx, where the “xxx” suffix can range from 001 to 050. For example, 85263943823038 is a valid caller ID for a CityU SMS message. These numbers have been made know to staff and students.
The CityU SMS comes in three options:
The central SMS has been added into the CAP (CityU Announcement Portal) to complement the existing CAP announcement. Department constituent staff and students can receive CAP SMS from department if they have provided their SMS phone numbers in AIMS.
If department is maintaining SMS phone list and system for sending SMS, this provides a computer program interface for the departmental SMS system to send messages via the central service.
If your department is maintaining SMS phone list, this provides an account to access the manual-driven interface provided by the SMS vendor for both sending and receiving SMS messages to/from your correspondent. Department wishes to receive SMS messages from staff, students and external correspondent will need an SMS account since receive of SMS is not provided in CAP SMS and SMS Web Service.
Department interested to use any of the three options mentioned above can complete the respective form below and return to the Computing Services Centre:
SMS send in all three options will be charged back to the sender (department) at HK$0.5 per local message, and at HK$2.0 per international (non +852) firstname.lastname@example.org