How do you Send Text Messages to Landline phones?
What if you need to send a message to someone and you can’t just talk to them on the phone — perhaps because you’re in the library or in class? And what if they don’t have an SMS-capable cell phone?
It is possible using text2land.com technology
site: http://www.text2land.com .
Restriction: Available within US & Canada only.
If you’ve got a Sprint phone, no worries — you can use the “Text to Landline” service to send text messages to people, even if they don’t have SMS text messaging.
All you need to do is compose a text message in the normal way, and enter the 10-digit phone number of the person you want to send it to. After you send it off, Sprint will turn your text message into a voice message, using text-to-speech technology. Your computerized voice message will play whenever the person on the other end picks up their phone.
Sprint even offers the option for the recipient to reply (via voice) and their response will be sent to you as a voice message.
Pretty slick, huh? And it costs exactly the same amount as it does to send an ordinary text message.
TeleMessage is helping generations communicate with easy-to-use Text to Landline services. It’s TeamText’s mission to spread the word about this great functionality that you may already be able to take advantage of. If your cell phone provider is listed on our Supported Carriers page, then you can text from your cell to a landline right now.
They convert text messages into voice communication by using a text to speech engine. Landline recipients then have the ability to hear your text in female voice form and then respond.
Five Simple Steps of Sending a Text to Land line Message
1. Compose your text message and send to the desired landline number
2. After your text is sent, a standard call is placed. Once the phone is answered, a recorded message asks the listener if he or she would like to accept the message (at no additional charge)
3. If the listener accepts, the text message voice conversion is played
4. If the call goes to voicemail or an answering machine, the recording is delivered and left just like any voicemail message
5. The text message sender will then receive a status message indicating whether the text was successfully delivered to a person, a voicemail or not delivered
How Do you Reply?
1. Recipients who receive the Text to Landline messages live are given the option to reply with a voice recording
2. Mobile phones will receive a text message notifying that a reply is made
3. The reply in the form of a voicemail
4. To listen to the recipient’s voicemail, all you need to do is press your send button while reading the reply text message or call back the phone number on the text message (calling plan rates apply for this call)
The following cell phone carriers currently support the ability to send text messages to land lines:
* Sprint (including Nextel)
* Virgin Mobile USA
* Boost Mobile
* Rogers (including Fido)
* Bell Mobility
* Cable & Wireless