Enabling a landline for texting is really simple. Phone numbers support 2 things… voice and text. All landlines are voice-enabled however most don't do anything with their ability to send or receive text messages. Because voice and text are 2 completely separate functions, they work independently from each other. This allows us to handle your business text messaging while the phone company handles the voice.
Getting your landline set up to send and receive text messages is a painless process that is handled entirely by us. It can take up to two weeks to have the number up and running. Simply follow the instructions outlined in your account and the rest is on us. Once set up, all of your text messages and two-way conversations can be managed by our easy-to-use dashboard. From there you'll be able to see who's texting you and respond back. You can even use our mobile app for managing your messages on the go.
Additionally, our text messaging interface just scratches the surface of what you'll have access to. SlickText is the industry leading SMS marketing service that offers the most powerful tools and automated text messaging features necessary to grow your business.
With text messaging becoming one of the most popular methods for communication today, it's kind of a no-brainer why your landline should definitely be text-enabled. Here are just a few reasons to make it even more clear.
Statistics on text messaging show that 85% of customers prefer to receive text messages over a phone call or email when needing to be reached by a business. That number is huge and it makes sense. As the younger generation of millenials become a larger part of your customer base, they are not going to want to call you. They won't want you calling them. They'll want to handle things via SMS. Having a lack of text to landline support means you won't be ready to connect with your customers on their terms.
94% of businesses using text messaging to connect with their customers have found it to be a successful method of communication and would recommend it to their colleagues; another impactful number. Now that landline texting is becoming a more common occurrence, customers are going to expect that they can text you. Additionally, there's a high likelihood that they already are! Those are not messages you want to be missing out on.
People are busy, constantly on the go, and rarely have time to spend on the phone to communicate small pieces of information. That's the fundamental reason why texting is so popular in the first place. Pile on all the robo calls that most people get these days and you'll see why people would rather text you. Your customers will find it helpful. In fact, 71% of consumers have said using text messages to connect with their favorite businesses was highly effective. It just makes sense.
For some, text-enabling a landline or setting up a new number may sound like a pain. We're here to tell you it's not. Still, if you're like some, you probably have questions about our text to landline service. Below are 4 common questions we hear often. If yours aren't listed below, just reach out to our team. We'll get them answered.