Radio Metro's SMS Service

smsRadio Metro now offers a new SMS system for you, the listener. The new system revolves around ‘keywords’. By texting the right keyword to Radio Metro’s SMS number- 199 DANCE (SMS costs 55c per 160 characters. You'll be charged the advertised per-message price each time your message exceeds 160 characters.)- the listener gets information from different features.

For issues regarding the SMS Service Provider, please contact: 1300 835 057

Beat Me Feature

This allows Radio Metro listeners to find out what the title of the track is and who the artist is as the song is playing. All you do is text the keyword “beat me” to 199 DANCE  (SMS costs 55c per 160 characters. You'll be charged the advertised per-message price each time your message exceeds 160 characters.) as the song is playing, and the artist name and the name of the track will be text back to your phone. This service is not available during specialty shows or Live Broadcasts.
(Please note that  normal delays in broadcast time when using the listen online feature may cause the discrepencies when using the beatme service)

Competitions

This feature allows the listener to enter competitions via SMS. The announcer will promote the competition and the prize up for grabs followed by the keywords that must be text to 199 DANCE to win the prize (SMS costs 55c per 160 characters. You'll be charged the advertised per-message price each time your message exceeds 160 characters.). The winner will be notified by SMS that they have won and will be asked to show the SMS message at Radio Metro’s reception to collect their prize. This must be done within 7 days of winning. Those listeners that are not successful in winning will again be notified by SMS that they did not win.

Liveline Feature

The Liveline Feature allows the listeners to interact with the DJ in real time. You simply text the word ‘DJ’ followed by a space then your message to whoever is on air (SMS costs 55c per 160 characters. You'll be charged the advertised per-message price each time your message exceeds 160 characters). Your SMS message will then appear on a screen in the Radio Metro studios which will be read by the DJ. This message can be anything you like, from shout outs to track voting, requests to what you like or dislike about Radio Metro. Every Liveline message sent correctly is replied to with a message saying “Thank you, the DJ is now reading your SMS.’

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