Using text messages with Madog Dog Walks Group
MDWG now has an automated text messaging service which works on 07537 413 154
You cannot make voice calls to it. To speak to us, or leave a voice message, please use 01766 844633.
If you provided us with a valid UK mobile phone number when you signed up, the following actions are possible: All of these use 07537 413 154 as the number to send TXT messages to.
Signing up to attend a walk
Text "WALK", a space, and the short name of the walk from our online diary of walks in a text message to 07537 413 154
Cancelling your attendance at a walk you've signed up forText "ABSENT", a space, and the short name of the walk to 07537 413 154 - we'll take you off our list for that walk and know not to wait for you.
Informing walk leaders that you are running late for a walkJust text "LATE" (and optionally any additional info) to 07537 413 154 - our walk leader on the day will know to delay the start for 10 minutes, if they get this message in time.
Informing walk leaders that you are lost on your way to a walkText "LOST" (then optionally any additional info) to 07537 413 154 - our walk leader on the day can phone you back or text you some directions.
Getting a set of directions to the start of a walkJust text the short name of the walk to 07537 413 154 - and the system will automatically text you back with some basic directions.
Getting a set of TXT commandsText "HELP" to 07537 413 154 - and the system will automatically text you back with a short list of these basic commands.
Getting any other short message sent to the MDWG admin team
Just text your message to 07537 413 154, and it will get relayed to the person on duty at Madog Dog Walks Group as soon as they are available.
Enrolling your current mobile number is a slightly different process.
How to make sure that MDWG has your current mobile phone number
From your mobile, text "JOIN 1488" to 07537 414 385 and your number will automatically be added to our WalkAlerts list. Our admin team will also check this against our membership records and confirm or update them if necessary. They might text or phone you back first, to confirm your identity.