The city of Aventura is laying claim to being the first South Florida city reaching out to its residents via text. Residents can sign up for the information they want delivered directly to their phone, such as youth tennis starting, or Aventura Arts & Cultural Center events.
The service, from Community.com, costs the city $199 a month, plus one cent for every message sent.
Anyone can sign up to receive city messaging by texting NEWS to (305) 677-8878. Click the return link and fill out the form to complete the signup. The attached QR code will pre-populate the message if scanned.
– Anne Geggis, Florida Politics