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File on 4 SMS alerts

What is File on 4?

File on 4 is BBC Radio 4's flagship investigative programme.

It brings Radio 4 listeners, agenda setting investigations with a consistent reputation for excellence.

Since its first investigation, an examination of governmental wage policy, the programme has won over 40 awards, including three prestigious Sony Golds.

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Why free SMS alerts?

Signing up to receive free SMS alerts means you would receive a text message reminder about one hour before each Radio 4 broadcast.

And it will not cost you a penny apart from your first text to register with the system.

How do I sign up to free SMS alerts?

Text the words FILEFOUR to 81010

(The initial text message you send to us will cost 12-15p)

Shortly afterwards you will receive a text message to confirm that you have signed up successfully.

You should then expect to receive free SMS reminder messages about one hour before each File on 4 programme is broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

The BBC will only use your mobile number for the purpose of administering this service. If you want to know more see the

How do I unsubscribe?

You can unsubscribe from this service at any time. To do so, text the word STOP to 81010. This message will cost you 10-12p.

Please note that if you have subscribed to more than one BBC text message service, this will stop the last service from which you received a message.

(This message will cost you 12-15p)

Your Feedback
Please let us know of any problems you encounter with this service. You can SMS your comments about this service to 07764335616 or send an email to:
Please note that the BBC cannot respond to all feedback received.

Terms and Conditions
The SMS message you send to the BBC to sign up for this service will cost no more than 15p. There will be no further cost to you thereafter.
This service is provided for UK mobile phone users only.
It is not possible to sign up to this service using email.

The SMS alert service for File on 4 is being provided on a trial basis. The BBC reserves the right to deactivate this service at any time.

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