Are you ready for take off? The Fox Jet flies again to Sandals Ochi Beach Resort! Enjoy the heat of the Caribbean!! Sun, surf, palm trees and cocktails! Fredricton radio station – 105.3 The Fox – wants to jet you off to the beautiful island of Jamaica! You could #TXT2WIN an all-inclusive trip for two. Relax on the powdery white sand beach or float away in 6 impressive pools! Listen for the cue to text the code word JAMAICA to 10530 with Sandals Resorts, Air Canada Vacations and Fredericton’s Best Rock, 105.3 The FOX! You can enter on any Canadian mobile device – Standard text rates may apply [FREE if you have an unlimited text plan – same rate as texting a mate]. 



Winnipeg’s 99.9 BOB FM now enables their listeners to have ‘their say‘ – in real time – via a text direct short code.  No busy signal! Get straight thru to your favourite show by sending your text message to the number 204999. Chat with presenters, vote or enter instant win games in a flash. The new mobile service is available on any handset connected to a Canadian mobile network provider. The radio service is free to use but your network standard text rates may apply. Short Codes are now the only approved carrier channel to run mobile text messaging services. For more information about short code text messaging, contact: Ruaridh Anderson –

103.5 QMFM Gets Texting.

Posted: October 31, 2015 in All News, Broadcasting


Vancouver’s 103.5 QMFM listeners can now chat with their favourite show presenters via Short Code text messaging. Audiences text the number 103535 and their mobile chat message is delivered, in seconds, to the presenter. The mobile text service is now available on all Canadian mobile network handsets.

With a carrier approved Short Code every text gets delivered, enabling 1000’s of texts to be processed in just a few seconds. This makes Short Code texting ideal for running mass audience contest games; group chat and interactive voting campaigns. There is also no premium fee and only regular standard text rates may apply – which is the same as texting a friend.


94.5 FM Virgin Radio Vancouver has launched a new SMS Short Code service. Listeners can text chat live with presenters, vote and enter text to win games by sending messages to the number 945945. The SMS Short Code enables the station to run mass messaging services on all networks. Station services are free but standard network rates may apply.

TXT2WIN with 98.5 Virgin Radio.

Posted: September 26, 2015 in All News, Broadcasting

45667Calgary’s 98.5 Virgn Radio is offering their listeners a chance to text in and win a Virgin Vacation. Vacation get away prizes have included trips to Bali, New York and Spain. To enter and have a chance to win, simply listen to 98.5 Virgin Radio weekdays for the hourly Virgin Vacation code word. Text message the code word to the number 985985 for an instant ballot entry. Only standard text rates may apply to text in. The contest text line is supported on all Canadian mobile networks.


Winnipeg’s FAB 94.3, a Jim Pattison Broadcast Group station, has launched a new text to win contest called FAB At Work Hero. The contest is very simple. Every week day at lunchtime, tune in to Winnipeg’s FAB 94.3 and listen for the cue-to-text 943 943.  Using your mobile, text nominate for that special someone at work who you think deserves to win a large Jumbo Supreme pizza lunch from Jumbo Pizza! It could be a work collegue or even be your boss!

You can contact the FAB 94.3 studio at anytime by texting 943 943. The service is supported by all Canadian mobile networks. There is no premium charge to text in but your standard network text rates may apply depending on your mobile plan (same rate you text a mate).


Hamilton’s new radio station, TSN 1150, has launched on to the air waves. TSN 1150 is the exclusive radio home of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and McMaster Marauders. Sports fans can instantly text the TSN studio and enter contests by posting their messages to the new Short Code 115050. The TSN text service is available on any Canadian mobile device. The service is free but your network standard message rates may apply.


Halifax radio station C100 has launched a new text messaging service. Listeners can chat with DJ’s, vote, enter contests, download apps and grab voucher deals right from their mobile device. To text the station all you have to do is type your message and post it to the Short Code number 100247. Every text is delivered live and there is no busy signal. The new text service has been approved by all Canadian mobile networks. The mobile service is free but your network standard rates may apply · typical rate you text a mate.



Kelowna’s 99.9 SUN FM and Orchard Park shopping mall have launched a new mobile game called Crack the Combo.

Each day 99.9 SUN FM promotes the mobile game by asking players to text message in a daily keyword to the station’s SMS number: 78636. Players are instantly sent back a unique 6 digit code to their mobile device, which is hot linked to their cell number. Players are further instructed to visit the Orchard Park shopping mall where they must enter there combination code number into specially marked sports lockers. If the locker opens; the player scores the swag!

The mobile game works on any mobile device and is supported by all mobile network operators in Canada. The game is free to play but your regular standard texting rates may apply – the typical rate you text a mate.

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.