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Newcomer.info

Newcomer.info is a mass text-messaging tool created by ISSofBC to share information with refugee and immigrant newcomers.

Description

Newcomer.info is a mass text-messaging tool created by ISSofBC to share information with refugee and immigrant newcomers. You can send broadcast messages, or messages that Newcomers can respond to.

Current known uses in the sector

  • Newcomer.info can be used in Citizenship Preparation, Community Connections, Employment-related, Information and Orientation, Library Settlement Partnership, Settlement Workers in Schools, Pre-Arrival to communicate effectively with Newcomers who prefer texting as a way to stay connected and informed.

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Pricing

You can test the tool and send 50 message for free. You can buy Newcomer.info credits to send messages depending on how many you want to send.

Ease of use & Accessibility

You can send a message from your computer through the Newcomer.info interface or on your own mobile device.

Mobile friendly

You can send a message from your computer or on your own mobile device.

Privacy/security features, including data security and message encryption

While texting is not a secure communications tool, Newcomer.info has a useful privacy policy you can review.

You should take every reasonable measure to ensure that Newcomers are aware that they are not communicating through an entirely secure channel and to remind clients not to share personal information through these means.

Multilingual capabilities

You can send messages in different language settings/alphabets.

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