A SMS feature added to ADAMS in January 2008 makes it simple for athletes to submit Whereabouts updates using a mobile phone, smart phone, or PDA. While athletes are still required to enter Whereabouts into ADAMS on a quarterly basis, this new SMS feature facilitates updates, especially when Internet is not available.
The SMS number for updating Whereabouts information is +44 (0) 77814 80710. For more details on how to use the SMS service please refer to the extract from the ADAMS Release Notes (Version 1.8.1, published 21 January 2008) below.
For athletes to start messaging, they must have a valid unique mobile phone number in their athlete profile and properly go through the activation process.
At this stage the athlete must click the "Test connection" button. ADAMS will then send a text message to the phone number specified. The message will contain a three-digit security code, which will be valid for 24 hours.
The athlete must then send a text message to ADAMS with only the security code as text. Once ADAMS receives and processes the code, the athlete account will be enabled for SMS.
From this point, the athlete can send messages to ADAMS. Appropriate users within the custodial organization will be automatically notified when text messages are received.