So I’ve always wanted to offer poems to people through the phone. Once, a long time ago, I conceived of a dial-a-poem idea that I thought would be cool, like the dial-a-joke idea. I didn’t really have a way to do this before but now I do.
I decided to begin with a text poem though because that just feels right for me at the moment. I will be lauching a voice recording of poems offer at some point but for now I’m focused on seeing how the text poem goes.
So basically I set up a free Twilio account with a new phone number that I can manage online through OpenVBX, an open source software I installed through my server, Dreamhost’s one click install. This interface is really self-explanatory allowing me to program endless options into my own virtual sms, voice and mms call centre. When I’m ready, I’ll spend a buck a month for the number and a fraction of a cent for calls and texts through this number (that could ultimately be programed to save me money plus allow me to have toll free or local numbers in other areas for new target markets) and lose the little “sent from your twilio trial account” add on to my texts.
As well as gaining new fans of my poetree, allowing me to later tour, perform, sell my poetic works, and generally be recognized as a great poet, I want to offer this voice-over-ip call centre set-up to anyone who wants to use it to get their message out.
Right now I will offer it for the low, low price of $250 or with your own website for $500.
So come on, text me anything at 647-724-2125 and you’ll get my current poem.
If you want to subscribe, just text subscribe and as well as sending you the current poem I will let you know when there are new poems available.
You can also text me your email address to be added to my email list which is the best way of staying in touch with my new poetic (& maybe some social media) developments.
coming soon… the travel poet