It's indeed a good news. IGNOU RC at Noida (relatively, a new RC) started using SMS alerts service from September 21st, 2011. They have a total of appr. 10000 learners. So, they all stand benefited from it. Of course, they must have had mobiles. The students who did not enter their mobile numbers in admission form may communicate their number to firstname.lastname@example.org We are hoping that RC, Noida will use the SMS service to its complete potential to enable students to receive maximum benefit. The 3 RCs in Delhi have been using the service extensively.