You’ve got options: 2 ways to distribute polls

Need to distribute a poll so you can collect important through responses? Using our automated services templates you can create custom SMS polls and surveys, and anyone with a cell phone can respond. But what’s great is having two options to distribute these polls out to respondents. You can send the poll to a list of respondent phone numbers via SMS or publish the poll publicly through any method, such as television, radio, or print ads.

To send a poll via SMS, first create your poll and then go to the Services page and click Send poll via SMS.

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Then, enter the phone numbers you want to send the poll to. Want to make things even quicker? If you have a spreadsheet or other document containing phone numbers, you can copy and paste a column of phone numbers into the To field.

When sending a poll using Send poll via SMS, we will automatically add these phone numbers to a group with a name such as poll-sample. This group name can be customized by clicking Edit settings. To view the members of this sample group, click View poll sample.

To distribute a poll through other means, such as radio, television, or print all you need to do is create your poll in Telerivet and give your audience the first question and ask that they send their SMS response to your phone number. For example, a radio announcer can ask listeners a question over the air and have them text Yes or No to their designated phone number. If your poll only has a single question, this options allows you to conduct your poll without sending any outgoing SMS messages, which is usually free if using an Android phone to send and receive SMS messages. With this options make sure that you have selected Yes, allow anyone to submit this poll in your poll settings.

Now go out there and get those questions answered!