Text alerts are automatic messages delivered to your cell phone or other mobile device when you choose. They are designed to remind you of important events, alert you to something, or simply entertain. Text alerts are easy to sign up for and use to your advantage.
Text alerts exist for all different purposes. Some of the most popular text message alerts are associated with your bank or credit card. They might alert you when a deposit, withdrawal, or payment occurs on your account, or when your credit card is used. If you are concerned about identity theft or credit card theft, mobile alerts can be a great way to keep track of your finances and stay secure.
Other financial purposes might include stock market notifications. You may wish to be notified when a stock either increases or decreases in price, or when a stock is purchased or sold. This might help you make quick decisions about stocks while at work or on the go when you are pressed for time.
If you are making travel plans or trying to determine the length of your commute, you might set up weather alerts. These text alerts can alert you not just to the weather forecast but to extreme and potentially dangerous weather changes. Traffic alerts might also be handy, to notify you of potential traffic jams or detours.
Some other text alerts are used for fun or entertainment purposes. You might receive breaking news alerts on your phone, or celebrity and entertainment gossip. Horoscopes, famous quotes and words of the day are also popular. If you are on a diet, you can have diet and healthy eating tips sent to your phone, or tips on living green. Tracking your favorite sports team is easy with text alerts -- you can notified when the team scores, or with the final game scores at the end of the day.
Often, text alerts are free, but not always. Read the fine print before signing up for anything that could potentially cause your cell phone bill to skyrocket, and be sure to find out how to opt out of the alerts if you don't find them useful or want to stop receiving them. Setting up your own personal text alerts on your phone is easy and always free; you might do this to remind yourself of a doctor's appointment, a birthday, a meeting, or any other event that you don't want to forget.