WhatsApp Service

We are excited to announce that Wiltshire 999s has launched a WhatsApp news service, bringing you the latest breaking local news straight to your mobile phone.

We’ll send you updates on a major breaking news and main road closures due to incidents, helping you stay up to date and avoid getting stuck in traffic jams.

Here’s how to subscribe:

1. Download WhatsApp and ensure notifications are turned on

2. Save our newsdesk number 07794802940 in your phone as Wiltshire 999s – you MUST save this number as a contact otherwise you will not receive our messages

3. Send us a message in WhatsApp saying: NEWS

That’s it, you’re done. Soon, you’ll start to receive our news updates. We’ll aim to send one update per day, but that may vary during quiet or busy times.

Please note: You can also call, text or WhatsApp 07794802940 to tip us off about local 999 news – feel free to send us information and photos any time of day or night. Or, send us a tip-off online.

We won’t use your mobile number for anything else – just this WhatsApp service. You may receive one or two advertisements per week, this helps to fund the service.

We strongly remind the users of this service to only use their mobile phone when it is safe and legal to do so – please do not use WhatsApp while you are driving.

Opt out of this service by sending STOP to 07794802940 via WhatsApp (not text).

Not receiving messages after signing up?

If you’re not receiving any messages after five days of signing up – you’ve signed up incorrectly. Please follow the above three steps again, making sure to add us as a contact in your phonebook and send a message saying NEWS to us via WhatsApp, not text message.

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