Thursday October 1, 2009

A Whale of an Idea

Attention Flyer Faithful. Want up-to-the-minute score updates sent via text message to your cell phone for free? Sign up for the Flyer Mobile Network.

Are you hooked on the Dayton Flyers?

The University of Dayton has partnered with Songwhale to provide Flyer Mobile, a service offering scores, breaking news and prize giveaways on wireless phones.

Text the word FLYERS to WHALE (94253), and you can sign up for score updates, Flyer alerts or weekly prize giveaways — all via text message to your mobile phone. The service is free.

"We are very pleased to partner with Songwhale," said Tim Wabler, University of Dayton vice president and director of athletics. "This fits our strategy of continuing to connect with the Flyer Faithful on a national scale. It will provide real-time updates and information that they are seeking in a very convenient manner."

Songwhale, a Pittsburgh-based company, is a free entertainment service delivering premium digital content directly to handheld devices. There is no subscription or login requirement to access the Flyer Mobile Network, and Songwhale works on any compatible device regardless of wireless carrier.