Improve selection criteria for non-primary mobile numbers in SMS mailings
Following on from: #384 (closed)
It is now possible to send an SMS to someone (direct, or as a mass SMS) when they have their mobile number as their 'non-primary' phone.
However, where someone has multiple non-primary mobile types the selection criteria is not that smart. eg:
Primary Home Phone 01 Main Mobile 02 Other Mobile 03
In the case above the last one in the list (other mobile) is selected (depending on the other they were created in). This is sub-optimal!
One improvement would be to implement some kind of smart ordering. There are several different approaches to this. The email marketing tools handles this in the recipients configuration box with a couple of drop-downs:
We could implement something similar here - or maybe allow administrators to 'rank' location types, so that the order can be customised per site. This 'custom location order' could then be applied to email marketing and mass SMS. The complication being that the 'primary' phone should still be preferred, if it is of the type 'mobile'.
Would be great to hear peoples' thoughts/suggestions on this.