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Television viewers in Edmonton are being offered a fun summer text to win contest called SPiN2WiN. Each Wednesday, on CTV Morning Live, a spin of the wheel will select a random prize. For a chance to win the selected prize, simply text in the “watch to win word” to the CTV text number 103030. Each correctly texted entry will award you a ballot into the competition draw. The text to win game can be played on any Canadian mobile network device. There is no cost to enter the game but your carrier standard text messaging rates may still apply depending on your text plan.


Winnipeg’s QX104, part of the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, has launched a novel mobile scratch to win promotion. The contest offers a top prize of a free oil change for life for your current road vehicle. To opt in and start playing: text OILCHANGE to 10401 from any Canadian mobile device. The contest is free to enter but your mobile network standard plan rates may apply. Contest ends 23:59 CT on June 30th 2015.


Ottawa radio station New Country 94 has launched a new mobile text line. Audiences can use their cellphone or smartphone to make text calls on the Short Code number 949494. Using 949494, listeners can chat with their favourite New Country 94 hosts, win great prizes and more…all without ever getting a busy signal. The new text line is supported on all Canadian mobile networks. Standard texting rates may apply depending on your network SMS plan.


Bell Media radio station TSN 1200 has launched a new mobile text messaging service. Sports fans no longer get that frustrating busy signal when trying to chat with shows or enter contests. Every text call gets through and is displayed for the presenter to read out in just a few seconds. To engage with shows or enter contests simply key in your text message and send it to the number 121200. The service is available on all mobile carriers across Canada. Standard text rates may apply – typical rate you text a mate.

Touch Canada Broadcasting has selected Magnet Mobile to provide text messaging solutions for their SHINE radio network. Edmonton’s 105.9 SHINE FM,  Red Deer’s 90.5 SHINE FM and Calgary’s 88.9 SHINE FM will each use Magnet Mobile’s unique radio messaging platform. Radio fans can chat, download apps and enter promotions directly from their mobile device via the Short Code number 74463. The service is live nationally and has been approved by all Canadian mobile networks. Standard text messaging rates may apply to use the service.


UCAN GIFT INC. (U CAN GIFT) a proudly Canadian company, is pleased to announce that it is has recently received approval from Canada’s Mobile Giving Foundation to offer text donation services to registered charities. Text donations are applied directly to the donor’s cell phone bill. With U CAN GIFT, charities can collect $5, $10, $20 and $25 donations billed directly to the donor’s cell phone. U CAN GIFT will work with media brands to organize, promote and enable mobile giving services.

“We are proud to have been selected by Boost CYAC to support the Give a Kid High Five campaign to raise awareness of the importance of building self-esteem in our children,” said David Farnes, Founding Partner, U CAN GIFT.

“We are tremendously excited to be able to offer Canadians the ability to text a donation to Boost, “ says Karyn Kennedy, Executive Director, Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre. “We’ve seen the results from campaigns executed by other charities and we are thrilled to expand the Give a Kid High Five program beyond online donations to now include text donations.”

U CAN GIFT will use Magnet Mobile Media’s SMS Gateway, and will support Magnet’s collaborations with television and radio stations effective immediately.

“Magnet is excited to work with U CAN GIFT to provide charities with easy to implement, customizable fundraising campaigns.” stated Mr. Ruaridh Anderson, Senior Vice President of Magnet Mobile Media. “The Give a Kid High Five campaign is a great example of leveraging Magnet’s SMS Gateway to create an opportunity for sponsors to encourage donations.”

U CAN GIFT supports charities by providing mobile marketing expertise and access to its online campaign management tools. The direct to mobile operator SMS gateway and powerful, self-service platform, fully controls keywords on mobile short codes and allows charities to build SMS opt-in databases that are fully CASL compliant. Charities can integrate mobile calls to action into marketing channels such as radio spots, social media, email and print ads.

Magnet Mobile has launched magHealth –  an easy-to-use online engagement manager providing access to all incoming text messages and the ability to respond individually or to groups, all in real-time. The goal behind magHealth is to improve health outcomes using text messaging (SMS).

In addition to real-time communication, with magHealth clinicians can create auto text response programs to make patients more aware of their conditions, help them modify their behavior or self-manage their condition.

magHealth uses private 6-digit short code numbers that are supported on all Canadian mobile networks, so the patient always sends/receives text messages from the same number which can be stored in the patient’s contact list with the clinic’s name. magHealth provides clinicians with secure access to over 28 million mobile Canadians. To find out how you can use magHealth to engage with patients, please contact Dave Farnes or download our eBrochure.

Halifax radio station the BOUNCE 101.3 is giving you the chance to win lunch from McDonalds! On the last Monday of each month, you could win free lunch from McDonalds! For a chance to win – tune in to the Mel B show. She will let you know a “secret code”. Text that code to the number 101-101 for a chance to win lunch on McDonalds! Competition lines can be accessed by any Canadian mobile device. There is no premium charge to enter, however, carrier standard rates may apply for off plan texters – your typical rate to text a mate.

Text KFUN 99.5 FM @ 995995.

Posted: January 30, 2015 in All News, Broadcasting

KFUN 995 is Kitchener’s most interactive radio station! You can now text their shows on 995995. Chat with your favourite KFUN DJ’s, win great prizes and more…all without ever getting a busy signal. Tell us whats on your mind & request your favorite songs! All you have to do is text your messages to the number 995995. Texting is available on all Canadian mobile networked devices. Standard rates may apply for text inquiries – that’s the typical rate you text or tweet a mate.


Magnet Mobile Media Inc., [MAGNET], is pleased to announce that its contract to support Winnipeg Transit’s Short Message Service (SMS) – BUStxt – has been extended for another year. BUStxt lets you get real-time transit information, anywhere, anytime, using the texting features of your mobile device.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Winnipeg Transit to deliver this smart transit solution to Winnipeggers”, said Ruaridh Anderson, SVP of Magnet Mobile Media. The contract extension will allow Winnipeg Transit to leverage MAGNET’s direct to mobile operator SMS Gateway and other innovative solutions.

Magnet Mobile Media Inc. is a Canadian owned company founded in 2001 in Toronto, Ontario. MAGNET specializes in creating software solutions for connected mobile devices. We develop innovative applications for a wide range of industry customers. A key offering is our direct to mobile operator SMS Gateway.

For further information, please visit or contact Ruaridh Anderson at


TSN 1050 and Miller Genuine Draft have launched a new mobile contest called MGD Beyond the Basket Raptors Experience. If you are 19, or over, and reside in Ontario – then you can enter for a chance to win courtside seats to a Toronto Raptors NBA home game. To automatically enter the competition simply send a text message.

Type the code word: RAPTORS – as a new text message and send your text to the number 105050. Your usual standard text rates may apply – same rate you text a mate. Mobile contest is available on all Canadian networks. Full contest rules and regulations are available online here. Competition prize includes:

  • Four courtside seats on January 16th for Toronto vs Atlanta.
  • A private tour of the Air Canada Centre.
  • Chalk talk with a member of the Toronto Raptors front office.
  • A shoot around from courtside.
  • Meet & greet with Toronto Raptors personalities.
  • MGD hospitality.
  • And a live showcase during the game’s broadcast.

TXT2WIN with VIRGIN Radio.

Posted: November 23, 2014 in All News, Broadcasting, Retail


Calgary’s 98-5 VIRGIN Radio and Lake Louise can get you 3 free days of skiing at 5 top resorts with the Lake Louise Plus Card! Just text message the codeword SKILOUISE to 985985 for a chance to win and you could be saving on skiing, hotels, dining, entertainment and more! (standard text message rates may apply).  Every text will also auto enter you into win a GRAND PRIZE ski getaway to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise! The grand prize package includes:

  • Three night stay at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Two days lift tickets for two at Lake Louise Ski Resort
  • $100 Food & Beverage Credit at Chateau Lake Louise
  • $100 Food Voucher at Lake Louise Ski Resort

WR@M5966 Ottawa’s boom 99.7 [CJOT-FM] has hooked up a new mobile messaging service. To text the station, simply send your messages to the station’s new text number 99-7-99.
The messaging service will permit audiences to engage with shows, through live DJ chat, and offer an instant opt in channel for on-air contests and interactive music services.

HPCOPYCLEAREDKelowna’s #1 hit station 99.9 Sun FM and Harmony Honda are giving away a brand new car ‐ the all new 2015 Honda Fit! For a chance to enter; tune in to SUN 99.9 FM and listen out for instructions. Discover the qualifying text to win keyword and post it to 78636 along with your full name. Competition lines are open across Canada and on all mobile networks. Standard text rates may apply ‐ the typical rate you text a mate.

You can now text Toronto rock station, 102.1 the Edge. To engage and have fun with radio shows: simple text in your “message” to the number 102102*. Your text message will then be instantly delivered to the Edge studio. The new service is available across Canada and on any mobile device. *Indirect network carrier standard rates may apply as per your agreed plan: that’s the typical rate you text a mate! @magnetmobile

TXT2WIN with Pizza Nova.

Posted: August 26, 2014 in All News, Broadcasting, Retail

Toronto’s Virgin 99.9 FM is giving away a $100 gift card to Pizza Nova! To enter the competition simply text PIZZA to 999 99 from your mobile. Competition is open on all mobile networks in Canada. Standard data rates may apply – same rate you text a mate.

Specializing in fresh toppings, Pizza Nova serves over 4 million pizzas annually, and offers a wide range of menu items including hand-tossed specialty pizza, fresh salads, lasagna, panzerotti, toasted Ciabatta sandwiches like Veal, Porchetta and Meatball; amazing chicken wings and our famous BBQ back ribs.


Ottawa’s JUMP FM is giving fans a chance to see Eminem and Rihanna on their Monster Tour at the Met Life Stadium in New York. Starting Friday August 1 at 4pm ET;  whenever you hear an Eminem or Rihanna song play on JUMP! – text the word MONSTER to 586736 from your mobile. The winner plus a friend will be flown by the station to New York for 3 days and nights at The Lexington in the heart of Manhattan’s East side. Round trip airfares are included and of course; 2 floor seats to the show! Standard texting rates may apply to enter – typical rate you text a mate.


Southern Ontario’s best rock station, HTZ-FM, is giving rock fans a chance to win tickets to see Mötley Crüe in Toronto for the bands FINAL TOUR EVER!  Enter on your mobile by texting the keyword MOTLEY to 977977 and receive automatic entry.

This prize includes a pair of tickets to the show on August 10th at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre! PLUS a Mötley Crüe Schecter Bass guitar! Competition lines are open on all Canadian mobile networks. Lines close sharp on August 3rd, 2014 @ 11:59pm ET. Standard network rates may apply – the typical rate you text a mate!

TXT2WIN Lunch @ Work.

Posted: July 20, 2014 in All News, Broadcasting, Retail

CFMG-FM2011VIRGIN Radio Edmonton is giving listeners the chance to text in and win a sushi lunch for their work place. Tune in to VIRGIN 104.9 every Monday to Thursday morning, between 8AM MT and 9AM MT. Listen out for the cue to text EDO to 104-104.

DJ Pepper and Dylan will draw a text winner to win lunch each day! VIRGIN Radio will personally roll out an Edo Japan sushi lunch right to your workplace for you and your coworkers! Competition is available on all mobile networks. Standard text rates may apply to participate. Brought to you by Edo Japan and 104.9 VIRGIN Radio!


Ottawa’s JUMP! 106.9 has launched the JT, You and Your Crew text to win contest. Up for grabs are 4 premium seat tickets to see Justin Timberlake live at the Canadian Tire Centre on July 22nd. JUMP! 106.9 will also get you and your crew there and back in a limo – PLUS – dinner before the show!

For your chance to participate: simply text JT to 586736, when you hear a Justin Timberlake song play on air. Competition lines and contest will close sharp on Sunday, July 20th, 23:59 ET. Standard text rates may apply – typical rate you text a mate.