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Stay connected with KTIV News Four after our text messaging services end

If you subscribe to any of our KTIV text messaging services, you need to know that those messages will stop on April 29th, 2016. We want to thank you for signing up. We also want you to know how you can get a lot of the same, great information from our other digital products.

The Storm Team Four Weather App is a great source for severe weather alerts and school closings information. New this spring, the first screen will feature a headline indicating that school closings are available when any are active. When severe weather is active, the app will automatically let you know with another headline.

You can then track the storm using the interactive tools in the weather app. You can also choose to enable voice alerts for severe weather. You will hear Chief Meteorologist Ron Demers' voice tell you when severe weather is active in your area. And you can watch live streaming video of special weather coverage, in addition to our live streaming newscasts. Click here to download the weather app for iOS and Android devices.

The KTIV News Four News App also features severe weather information, school closings, and live streaming video. It's a great way to watch our live severe weather coverage and live newscasts when you're away from your television. We'll also send you push alerts for breaking news. Click here if you are using your phone or iPad to download the news app for iOS and Android devices.

And you can sign up for our KTIV News Four Weather Email Services, either severe weather alerts, daily forecasts or both. Click here to sign up on here.

Of course you can count on the KTIV News team for breaking news and severe weather coverage on our website and on television.

Prior to April 30th, you can text the word STOP to our short code at any time to stop our text messaging services. At any time, you may delete any messages you received from us from your mobile device. Again our text messaging services (SMS) will end on April 29th. Thanks again for using KTIV text messaging.

Frequently Asked Questions

KTIV text messaging services end April 29th, 2016

Why is the text messaging program ending? We are ending text messaging services for business reasons - in part because our other digital products offer a more advanced solution, especially for smart phone users, which now amount to 80% of the cell phone market.  

Do I as a subscriber need to do anything to stop the messages on April 29th? No. Our SMS message services will stop for all subscribers on April 29th. You will not receive any messages from us after that point. You can delete any old messages you still may have on your phone at any time you wish. You can also text STOP to our short code at any time you wish to stop receiving messages from us before April 29th.

How do I get severe weather alerts now? We encourage you to download our free Storm Team 4 weather app. You can choose our voice alert option to receive an alert when severe weather is active in your area. In-app headlines provide an additional way to know when severe weather is active. When an alert is issued for your location, a headline will be visible on the screen you see when you launch the app. From there you can click to see additional details. You can also track the storm using interactive radar and watch our live streaming severe weather coverage when available.

If you don't have a smartphone, we contacted the National Weather Service and they suggested using a weather radio with batteries. 

In addition to our weather app, you can go to the weather page on our website to sign up for weather email services including weather alerts and your daily forecast.

Our website and our news app also include severe weather alerts and a variety of tools to keep you safe.

How do I get school closings now? School closings are available in our free Storm Team 4 weather app. When at least one school closing is in effect, a headline will be visible when you launch the app. Clicking on that headline will take you to the school closings page.

School closings information is also available on our website and in our news app.

How do I get breaking news alerts now? We encourage you to download our KTIV News app and enable push alerts. When you do that, our newsrooms can send breaking news alerts to your mobile device. Clicking on those alerts takes you to a page within the news app that contains the breaking news story.

Additionally, we notify our Facebook fans and Twitter followers of breaking news events and direct them to coverage on our website.

You can also sign up for breaking news emails on our website.

What about the other SMS services you offered?

Traffic alerts – major traffic alerts will be covered as breaking news

Programming Changes – visit the What’s On page on our website

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