So long, PagerBox. Hello, PING
Date: April 6, 2011
PING is a service that allows you to send text messages to mobile devices. It is available to faculty and staff, as well as school of medicine, school of nursing and school of public health students. Users can log into the application, find a name and then type a message, which will be automatically sent to that person. PING will replace PagerBox by the end of May.
A major advantage with PING is that the new system will automatically reveal the sender.
To check out the beta version, visit ping.jhmi.edu. If you plan to use PING, you should complete the following actions now:
- Update your “myProfile” information found within the my.JHMI.edu portal
- Supply your cell phone number and device carrier, and click the link that says “Click here to allow users to text you from this website,” located in the gray box within the cell phone section of myProfile.
- Verify your telecom pager number. If the field is incorrect or blank, click the “Is this incorrect?” text link. Doing so will open a window in which you may supply the correct number.
- Familiarize yourself with the user interface. Search for a colleague by name, or browse by department. Test it by sending a PING message to yourself.