From what i've heard it'll be good, just not sure if anyone could really afford it. Hopefully LA's will be able to support it and get the costs cut drematically.
Perhaps Capita should have a word with a few of the other companys out there. I know a few that are free setup etc, just 3p per text.
Other thing I want to know, is there a web interface so you can sent alerts remotely - such as via a web page. Let me guess, SLG add-on \ webparts... more £££.
Be nice to see a "post to facebook" option. I know, I know, love it or hate it, but come snow days, you'll be suprised how many parents facebook each other to let the other parents know the schools closed (or open in some cases).