Instructions for Heartland News text services - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Instructions for Heartland News text services

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Heartland News offers a free text messaging service that provides you with news and weather alerts as well as great deals from area businesses.

Our free text alert service, called 91212, is a way for you to stay updated on the latest information from Heartland News.

There are currently three alert services offered: breaking news, severe weather and three-day forecast.

For breaking news alerts, all you have to do is open a new message and type "91212" in the "to" line and then type "news" in the message line and hit send.

For the three-day forecast, type "91212" in the "to" line and then type "weather" in the message line.

For "weather" and "news" alerts, you will receive a bounceback message saying you are now subscribed to receive alerts.

You don't have to do anything else after that, you will automatically start receiving breaking news alerts or forecast alerts, depending on which one you signed up for.

In order to receive severe weather text alerts, type "91212" in the "to" line and type "storm" in the message line.

After you send that message, you will receive a message back asking you to send in the name of the county you wish you receive alerts for.

All you have to do is type in the name of your county, all one word (Cape Girardeau, for example, would be capegirardeau) and be sure to spell it correctly.

Since we have two Perry counties in the Heartland, those who text "perry" will receive another bounceback asking for either "perryil" or "perrymo".

You will then receive a message back saying you are now subscribed for severe weather alerts.

There is nothing else you need to do, you will automatically start receiving severe weather alerts for the county you subscribed with.

You can also get coupons and deals from local businesses through the website 91212deals.com!

By visiting that website, you can sign up for deals from your favorite area businesses via text message.

Play the video above to watch a step-by-step tutorial of how to use 91212 text alerts.

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