Text is written notice.
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I'm not sure you're reading your divorce decree properly. There should be a section that directs you to give written notice to the court as well as your ex wife if you change employers or addresses. Obviously you can't give notice to the court by email or text. The language for notifying both your ex and the court should be in the same section of the decree and therefore, presumably subject to the same rules.
Within that notice, I would include the notice that you are now electing the alternate visitation plan.
I would not try to parse this too carefully for a number of reasons. First of all, if you are required to give notice and all you do is text, how do you expect to prove that you gave notice if the court asks you to prove it? Are you going to try to introduce her cell phone into evidence to show that she received it? That's not going to work. A certified letter the return receipt gives you back a green postcard showing that she received the letter and giving you the proof you need to show that you conformed to the court's order.
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