Can we use jotform as a registration tool to send a text to the registrant

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    Melinda Nikolas 
    Asked on February 15, 2018 at 04:08 PM

    Can you use jotform as a registration tool and have it send a text message to the Registrant if the text message is set up prior. Do we have to already have the data for registration such as name and mobile number to begin with?

    Was talking to someone through the blog at one point and they told me it could and would cost about $1k.... please verify as we have an event coming up in March and really would like to use this technology.

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    Marvih
    Answered on February 15, 2018 at 05:57 PM

    I would like to rephrase and confirm the following information to make it sure I understand your question correctly.

    1. You would like to use Jotform as a Registration form that is able to send SMS notification .

    2. And you already have the data needed such as Name and Mobile Number.

    If I understood your request correctly, that would be possible. You can create a form with 2 fields for your Name and Mobile Number.

    Then you can setup a Webhook to do the sending of SMS notification, please see the guides below.


    https://www.jotform.com/help/245-How-to-Setup-a-Webhook-with-JotForm

    https://www.jotform.com/blog/85-Send-Instant-Submission-Notifications-with-Webhooks

    https://www.jotform.com/help/248-Webhook-PHP-Script-Examples - Sample #2 is a script for sending SMS using webhook.

    Please let us know if you need further help.

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    twiga007
    Answered on February 16, 2018 at 01:49 PM

    I think I might need to rephrase this again....

    We want to be able to have our registrants at the time of registration use Jotform to check in with name and phone and once they click on submit, there is a customer text message that gets sent to them.

    Maybe I am not understanding this due to not being familiar with web hooks, APIs or any other coding stuff.

    If jotform can do this by using a form to have someone check in and have a text sent, please in lamest terms let me know how to do this.

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    TREVON
    Answered on February 16, 2018 at 03:07 PM

    As per my colleagues explanation this is possible. So I will simplify the explanation given by my colleague. 

    For SMS notification, we do not have a direct way to implement this other than using Webhooks (A webhook is a technique used to send HTTP POST notifications to a URL). With Webhooks the you can setup the Webhook to send SMS notification once user fills the form. Below is a guide on how to do so.

    https://www.jotform.com/blog/85-Send-Instant-Submission-Notifications-with-Webhooks

    You will need to have someone with PHP scripting knowledge to assist you in setting up sms notifications as shown in demo below.

    https://www.jotform.com/help/248-Webhook-PHP-Script-Examples

    I hope the above is clear now. kindly feel free if you need further clarification on the above.