The Department of Education launched an SMS service dubbed DEText. Among other things, the service allows users to check information on suspension of classes.
Type DepEd and send to 2622 to receive the latest DepEd updates.
Other commands include the following:
To get the latest news, type DepEd (space) News and send to 2622 for Globe and Smart
To subscribe to regular DepEd updates:
type On (space) DepEd and send to 2622 for Globe
type DepEd (space) On and send to 2622 for Smart
To send feedback, type DepEd (space) FDBK (space) Name, Message and send to 2622 for Globe and Smart
Regular charges apply: P2.50 per message sent
* Confusion confusion confusion! All those keywords and different formats.
* At least there’s a way to send feedback. I wonder what concrete action will come out if DepEd receives complaints.
* A DepEd official said something like, if you receive DepEd news from 2622, it’s good as an official announcement.
* I can see it coming, students spreading a hoax message saying:
“Unknownsment from DepEd 2622: NO CLASSES TODAY due to typhoon! Plz pass NOW b4 ur classmates leave home.”
Let’s wait and see if DepEd’s Txtlines will be effective …