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Email Addresses vs Phone Numbers

Can I use email addresses for contacts rather than phone numbers?

Paige DeLozier avatar
Written by Paige DeLozier
Updated over a week ago

Our system currently works through SMS text rather than email because studies have shown that even our highest need, lowest socioeconomic status populations have access to mobile phones with SMS text capabilities.

However, families also have the option to download the TalkingPoints for families app from their app store on their mobile device:

Additionally, families can use our web app by going to, selecting "log-in" and choosing "family contacts". The apps are free, reliable, and only require a phone number to log in--no email required!

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