What You Need to Know

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What you need to know about Text4Next.

What is Text4Next?
OCTA’s Text4Next program is a Short Message Service (SMS) that allows users to opt-in to receive information from OCTA via SMS or text messaging on their cell phone.

What carriers are compatible with OCTA’s Text4Next service?
Compatible cell phone carriers include: AT&T, All West Wireless, Appalachian Wireless (EKN), Bluegrass Cellular,Boost Mobile, Cambridge Cellular (CTC), Cellular One of East Central Illinois (ECIT), Centennial Wireless, Cincinnati Bell, Cox Communications, Cricket, Dobson, FMTC (Farmers Mutual Telephone Cooperative), GCI Communications, Inland Cellular, Illinois Valley Cellular (IVC), Keystone Wireless (Immix/PC Management), Nex-Tech Wireless, Nextel, NNTC Wireless (Nucla-Naturita Phone Company), MetroPCS, Revol Wireless, Silver Star PCS (Gold Star Communications), Snake River PCS (Eagle Telephone Systems), South Central Wireless, Sprint, Syringa Wireless, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular,UBET Wireless (UBTA-UBET), Unicel (RCC/Rural Cellular Corporation), United Wireless, Verizon, Virgin, West Central Wireless (includes Five Star Wireless)

What is the cost for OCTA’s Text4Next service?
There is no charge for OCTA’s Text4Next services. However, message and data rates may apply. Check your cell phone carrier for text message details on your plan.

Are there any additional carrier charges associated with the service?
Standard message rates apply to all text messages. Message rates differ from carrier to carrier, so please contact your wireless phone service provider to inquire about the details of your plan.

How do I opt-in to for OCTA’s Text4Next service?
Currently, you can only receive bus information from OCTA’s Text4Next program when you initiate the text message. In the near future, OCTA will be offering customers the option to opt in to OCTA Alerts to receive specific bus route rider alerts simply by texting OCTA to short code 628246 (OCTAGO).

How do I discontinue receiving OCTA SMS messages?
Once you have subscribed to OCTA Alerts, to discontinue receiving Text4Next messages from OCTA, you will simply text “STOP” to 628246 (OCTAGO) and you will be removed from the list.

Need help?
For additional help, please email textalerts@octa.net or call our customer information center at (714)-636-RIDE (7433) or (800) 636- RIDE (7433).

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How do I opt-in to for OCTA’s Text4Next service?
Currently, you can only receive bus information from OCTA’s Text4Next program when you initiate the text message. In the near future, OCTA will be offering customers the option to opt in to OCTA Alerts to receive specific bus route rider alerts simply by texting OCTA to short code 628246 (OCTAGO).

How do I discontinue receiving OCTA SMS messages?
Once you have subscribed to OCTA Alerts, to discontinue receiving Text4Next messages from OCTA, you will simply text “STOP” to 628246 and you will be removed from the list.

Need help?
For additional help, please text HELP to 628246, email textalerts@octa.net or call our customer information center at (714)-636-RIDE (7433) or (800) 636- RIDE (7433).

Note: Standard message and data rates apply. Please check with your carrier on text messaging details of your plan.