If you want to try Remind 101, complete these few simple steps. (These instructions are for using a computer to set up your account and groups, but the mobile version is very similar.)
Step 1: Go to www.remind101.com or download the Remind 101 App from the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store.
Step 2: Sign Up for an account. You will need a name, email address, and password. You know, the standard stuff.
Step 3: Add your first class. Remember this might not technically be a class. It could be a group, club, organization, posse, etc. Once you have created a group it will give you two things: 1) a Remind101 Phone number to keep your personal number secret, 2) a unique class code for members to use to join the group. NOTE: the unique class code that you are issued is randomly generated. If you want a personalized group code, you can do that after completing Step 4 by clicking on the "Edit" button next to the class on the left side of the screen.
Step 4: You will need to confirm your group by sending a test text using the group code to the phone number provided. Once you have done that, it will ask you to send yourself a sample message to confirm it is working. Once confirmed, continue on.
Step 5: Distribute your Remind 101 phone number and group code to the members of the group. They will be asked to text the group code to the Remind 101 phone number. Once they have done that correctly, they will receive a text message confirming they are in the group.
Step 6: Start using Remind 101! You can send messages write away or schedule them to automatically be sent out later. You can also send messages to the entire group or to smaller subgroups (minimum of three recipients) within your group.
Do you have a unique use of Remind 101? Let me know about it. I am always interested in learning more.