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What are some of the features and cost of UIC Alert?
UIC Alert allows UIC officials to send free text messages to your mobile phone, in case of a campus emergency.
Once per year, you will receive a request to confirm that you still use the mobile phone number(s) you subscribed with to UIC Alert. Unconfirmed numbers will not receive emergency notifications.
Your information will be stored securely and will only be used under emergency circumstances or during a system-wide test of UIC Alert. Your mobile phone number will be kept private and not shared with anyone. Mobile phone numbers or wireless email addresses can be added or removed at any time.
There is no charge for this service. However, your mobile service provider and plan may charge you for receiving text messages, so consult your provider for details. While UIC Alert will normally only be used in the event of an emergency, it may be tested once a semester to make sure it works correctly. You will also receive a text message when you sign up for the service.