Text-to-landline service for your business

Want to text enable your business landline? Our text-to-landline service lets you send and receive SMS text messages from your existing number!

  • Keep your current landline or VoIP number
  • No need to make any changes to your voice service
  • Send texts to groups or have two-way conversations
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Text-to-Landline Service for Businesses
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What is landline text messaging?

Text to landline is a service that allows customers to send text messages to phone numbers that are connected to a landline, rather than a mobile device. This can be useful for reaching out to businesses who may not have a smartphone and prefer to use a landline for communication.

Setting up landline texting is quick and easy!

1. Enter your number
We can text enable your existing landline number if your customers are already familiar with it. It only takes a few minutes. Just enter it into SimpleTexting and our team will reach out to confirm you’re the owner.

2. Send a message
Send out your first group message or chat 1-on-1 with customers. From sales texts to fielding customer service questions, begin to communicate with your audience in a way that serves your needs and theirs!

3. Manage replies
When your customers start to text you, you’ll want to be sure to answer in a timely fashion. Sort and respond to messages directly from your desktop inbox or on the go with the SimpleTexting mobile app for iOS and Android.

How to enable text-to-landline for your business

People ignore calls and delete. That's why your business needs to use a landline texting service. Here's how to set it up.

To text-enable your landline number, all you’ll need to do is enter your number into our SMS platform and verify your ownership. We’ll take care of the rest.

Wondering how it’s possible to send a text message from a business landline?

Every landline has text and voice functions. These are separate and can be handled by different companies. In other words, our text message landline service allows you to activate your number’s landline texting abilities without affecting your voice service.

Once it’s set up, you can use your landline for business texting or SMS marketing!

Why is landline texting important?

Customers want to be able to text your business. And according to the latest text marketing research, they're probably already trying to!


According to the latest text marketing research, 80% of consumers say texting is the activity that they’re most engaged with on their phones throughout the day.


Over 45% of consumers value two-way conversations, and think having the capability to text businesses back is useful, including 43% of Gen X respondents.


61% of businesses and marketers surveyed are increasing their text marketing budgets. The ability to text your business’s landline will soon be expected!

What happens if you text a landline?

Customers may already be trying to text your number. If you don't have text-to-landline setup, you're missing out on business.

If your landline isn’t text-enabled, nothing will happen if you text it! Customers who text your business expecting a response will be left wondering if they’re being ignored.

When you send a message to a text-enabled landline, your message will go to an inbox where it can be received, sorted, annotated, and assigned to a team member for a response!

Instead of going to a specific device, a text-enabled landline can be managed from a computer, tablet, cellphone, anything with internet access!

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Text-to-landline success stories

Our text-to-landline messaging software has made it possible for thousands of businesses to communicate effectively.

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How Yesterday’s Books uses SimpleTexting to accept orders and drive more sales

Instead of building an expensive online store, Yesterday’s Books text-enabled its landline number. Now it uses SMS to help manage customer orders.

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See How A-1 Self Storage Improves Customer Satisfaction Using SMS

Learn why one of California's most highly reviewed self-storage facilities uses text messages to communicate with new and existing customers.

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Why One of the Country’s Leading Veterinary Clinics Text-Enabled Its Number

Learn how Dr. Keith Hnilica made it easier for his clients to make appointments, request prescription refills, ask questions, receive reminders, and more, by making his business landline phone able to receive text messages.

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Why choose SimpleTexting for text-to-landline?

SimpleTexting gives you all the tools you need to build and grow your small business, increase revenue, and exceed expectations.

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Group texting

In addition to chatting one-on-one, you can also send messages to large groups! And don’t worry about spam, this is the only type of group message without reply all.

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Multiple numbers

With our multi-number feature, you can assign team members their own number making sure messages get to the right person. As an admin, you can check in on inboxes and jump in to provide assistance if needed.

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Smart inbox

Our text-to-landline inbox makes it easy manage all your customer communication. Assign, snooze, annotate, and sort conversations based on time waiting, or time received!

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Custom templates

Create templates for some of your most frequently used text messages. Save time and avoid the need to scour previous conversations just to copy and paste.

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Share photos and files

Your messages aren’t just limited to text. Share photos, files, and other rich media with your customers through MMS (multimedia messaging service).

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Schedule messages

Have messages that you know you need to send days, weeks, even months in advance? With our scheduling feature you can set it and forget it.

Who should use landline texting services?

Landline texting lets franchisees reach their customer base with personalized messages, improving communication and building stronger relationships across multiple locations.

With a landline texting service, restaurants can efficiently handle reservations, takeout orders, and promotional offers, ensuring timely customer interactions and increasing customer satisfaction.

E-commerce and retail
Using a Text-to-Landline service empowers e-commerce and retail businesses to provide instant customer support, send order updates, and engage in personalized marketing campaigns, resulting in improved customer loyalty and sales.

Healthcare providers can leverage a landline texting service to send appointment reminders, share important health information, and offer patient support, leading to better patient adherence and overall healthcare outcomes.

Education and schools
A texting landline facilitates seamless communication between schools, parents, and students, allowing for quick updates on schedules, events, and important announcements to improve parent-teacher engagement and student success.

Real estate
Real estate professionals can send texts from a landline to instantly respond to inquiries, share property details, and schedule appointments, streamlining the buying and selling process and enhancing customer experience.

Home services
A landline texting service enables home service providers to easily manage appointments, send service updates, and promptly respond to customer queries, leading to increased customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Non-profit organizations can use a Text-to-Landline service to drive fundraising campaigns, send donation acknowledgments, and engage with supporters, fostering stronger connections and community involvement.

Marketing agencies
Marketing agencies can leverage a texting landline to deliver targeted promotions, conduct surveys, and nurture client relationships, ultimately driving higher conversion rates and improved campaign performance.

How landline texting works

Believe it or not, texting from your landline is possible, and it’s also easy to set up. 

Landline numbers support two primary functions: voice calls and text messages. As you likely already know, landlines are voice-enabled by default, but many people don’t use their text messaging capabilities. 

With a landline, voice and text operate independently, allowing you to use an SMS service to handle your business’s text messages while the company phone continues to receive voice calls.

Setting up your landline for text messages is easy to do with SimpleTexting. In two weeks or fewer, we can have the number fully operational. All you have to do is provide us with the information we need and follow the instructions on your end, and we’ll take it from there. 

After setting up your landline for texting, you can easily view incoming messages and respond promptly via our user-friendly dashboard. For added convenience, our mobile app can help you manage your messages while you’re away from the office.

Benefits of text-to-landline numbers

Boost engagement rates
A landline texting service can help increase engagement rates, as texting outperforms many other marketing channels. For instance, text messages see open rates as high as 98%, while emails typically achieve only a 21.5% open rate. With a text-to-landline service, you can expect your business messages to be seen and noticed.

Meet customer demand
Embracing a text-to-landline service means tapping into the substantial demand from consumers to receive SMS marketing messages from businesses. Recent data reveals that as of 2022, approximately 70% of consumers actively subscribe to such messages, showing a year-on-year growth of 12% in opt-in rates.

Easily access Your audience
Landline texting services ensure that your subscribers and customers engage with your messages. This means reaching an audience that is genuinely interested in your offerings. Using our platform, you can categorize, personalize, and segment your most dedicated supporters, delivering content with a higher chance of generating positive results.

Integrate SMS with marketing strategies
A text-to-landline service seamlessly complements your existing marketing tools and tactics, streamlining your outreach efforts. Whether you wish to integrate text messaging with your social media campaigns or enhance email open rates through text reminders, this service can easily integrate using native solutions or third-party tools like Zapier.

Save time with automation
Automating various processes empowers your business to implement efficient and effective marketing strategies, including sending abandoned cart texts, syncing calendars with text reminders, and adding new email contacts directly from text message submissions.

Minimize spam risk
Email marketing often faces deliverability challenges, with an impressive 85% of them winding up in spam folders. Text-to-Landline services adhere to strict regulations that prioritize user consent, ensuring that your business messages reach a trusted inbox without the risk of being lost in spam folders.

Frequently asked questions about landline text messaging

Here are some of the most common questions people ask us about landline texting for business.

Can you text from a landline?

Yes, it is possible to send and receive text messages from a landline phone, but doing so will require additional equipment or services. Physical landline phones are designed for voice communication, and they do not have built-in texting functionality.

To send and receive text messages from a landline phone, you will need to use a third-party service, such as a web-based text messaging service or a texting app. Some landline phone providers also offer text messaging services as an add-on feature.
Yes! We can text-enable business phones every day. You can use your current 10-digit number, even if it’s a landline or VoIP. If your business needs an additional number, we can get you set up with a new registered local number of your choice or help you choose and verify a toll-free number.
No. Text-enabling your landline or existing phone number will not impact your voice service in any way. You’ll still receive calls as usual, but texts can be sent and received from SimpleTexting.
Yes! With a 10-digit landline number you can text large groups as well as handle one-on-one conversations.
Yes. If you use SimpleTexting’s platform, you can send and receive text messages from your landline. You can receive and reply to messages right from your SimpleTexting account.
No additional hardware is required to text-enable your landline. You’ll access your messages online through your SimpleTexting profile, or on our mobile app for iOS and Android!
Yes you can. Once an 800 number is text-enabled, it can receive and send text messages. You can learn more about using toll-free phone numbers for text messaging here.
There is no charge to text-enable a landline number. Our pricing for text messages is scaled to charge you only for what you need. Plans begin at $29/mo for 500 SMS messages.

Test drive SimpleTexting’s landline text messaging today

We'll give you the keys to try all of SimpleTexting's services, text to landline included, for 14 days, no credit card required. If you like what you see, you can upgrade risk free with our 30-day money back guarantee.

Published: March 21st 2024