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No, it’s totally free for parents.
Yes, you can start with the plan that suits your needs today, and upgrade later. If you’re on Free Forever plan and upgrade to Pro plan, you will be charged a prorated amount based on the remaining time in the current billing cycle.
Paid accounts can be downgraded or cancelled at any time, and you will not be charged again. However, we do not offer refunds for charges that have already been incurred, so we advise starting with the plan that meets your needs today, and upgrading later.
Connect is a messaging app aimed at schools with a focus on speed and security. It’s super-fast, simple and free (under Free Forever plan). You can use Connect on all your devices at the same time - your messages sync seamlessly across any number of your phones, tablets or computers.
With Connect, you can send messages, photos, videos and documents of any type, share event details with RSVP options, capture attendance, also schedule messages for fee reminders & a lot more, as well as create parent groups broadcasting to unlimited audiences. Connect takes care of all your school messaging needs.
Any institution associated with K-12 education is eligible to use Connect platform i.e Pre-schools, Primary schools & High schools etc.
We recommend Connect messages as a stronger communication system than simple SMS messages.
Reliable - Connect provides delivery reports and read receipts for every message sent including names of recipients, something you don’t get with SMS. Often important / urgent messages sent as SMS can be delayed in delivery or in worst scenario not delivered at all.
Content - SMS allows only plain text content while Connect can send rich text including hyperlinks, multimedia and documents (PDF / DOC) and many more message types.
Character Count - Every 160 characters takes up 1 SMS credit whereas you can send more than 500 characters / message with Connect.
And if you absolutely have to send SMS, Connect also allows you to send messages as SMS too!
Unlike WhatsApp & other similar apps, Connect is a cloud-based messenger with seamless sync. As a result, you can access your messages from several devices at once, including tablets, and share an unlimited number of photos, videos and files (doc, xls, mp3, etc.). Besides, importantly for schools, the groups are meant only for teachers and admins to post messages whereas parents can only view their wards timeline with their personalised messages.
There is a lot more that you can do with Connect that conventional messaging apps don’t provide - events and meeting requests for PTA, fees payment module, private attendance, scheduled messages, sending multiple document types (PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX etc) and more advanced group management features.
On top of that, Connect is free and will stay free (under Free Forever Plan) — no ads, no subscription fees, forever.
You can log in to Connect from as many of your devices as you like — all at the same time especially useful for parents who can both register to get updates about their child. Just use your main mobile phone number to log in everywhere.
All you need is a valid email address to register yourself as an admin user. To send out invites to parents, just need their mobile nos.
Short answer - very safe. Long answer - Connect runs in an enterprise grade tier 1 hosting environment, we employ best in class industry-standard means to protect your data, and all plans include SSL encryption. And no one except the designated users can access the group timelines.
SupportIf you have any other questions, please contact Connect Support on (+91 20 6510 0055) from Monday to Friday, between 9.30 am to 7 pm. Else you can always send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.