Get a Virtual Text Number to Send and Receive SMS

With your own virtual SMS number, you can send and receive text messages from our easy-to-use web interface or mobile app. Your text number search is over.

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THOUSANDS OF BUSINESSES USE OUR VIRTUAL PHONE NUMBERS

Starbucks is using SimpleTexting for Text Marketing Services
Cisco is using SimpleTexting for Text Marketing Services
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Century 21 is using SimpleTexting for Text Marketing Services
Samsung is using SimpleTexting for Text Marketing Services
Stanford University is using SimpleTexting for Text Marketing Services
Chick-fil-A is using SimpleTexting for Text Marketing Services
Marriott is using SimpleTexting for Text Marketing Services
Kaplan is using SimpleTexting for Text Marketing Services

How Do Virtual Numbers Work?

A virtual SMS phone number enables you to send and receive SMS text messages over the internet without having to use a physical phone. Here's how you can get started.

1. Choose a New Number

1. Choose a New Number

You can text-enable a current phone number, get a new 10-digit number, or apply to use one of our shared short codes.
  • Text enable your existing phone number
  • Take advantage of a complimentary toll-free number
  • Request an easy-to-remember shared 6-digit short code

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2. Send Text Messages

2. Send Text Messages

Now that you have a virtual SMS phone number, you can send your first SMS–or MMS–message. Text one customer, or thousands.
  • Text 1-on-1 with customers, employees, or leads
  • Send SMS marketing campaigns to large groups
  • Send appointment reminders, alerts, and more

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3. Manage Replies in Your Inbox

3. Manage Replies in Your Inbox

Receive incoming SMS from all numbers for free and use our user-friendly Inbox to stay on top of them.
  • Mark conversations as resolved or temporarily hide them
  • Easily filter and prioritize conversations
  • Share the workload by adding teammates

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Keep Your Existing Number or Get a New Text Number for Free

Keep Your Existing Number or Get a New Text Number for Free

Whether you need to engage customers 1-on-1 or send text marketing campaigns, our team can help you select the right number.

Toll Free Number

We start every account with a complimentary toll-free number capable of sending and receiving messages. This is our most popular solution!

Local Number

Prefer to use a number with your area code? We can help you get one! A local number is perfect for connecting 1-on-1 with customers and providing customer service.

Connect Your Existing Number

We can text-enable your current landline or VoIP number! You’ll still be able to receive calls. An existing number is ideal for 1-on-1 texting and providing customer service.

Short Code

Gain access to a short, memorable number. Ideal for text message advertising, these industry-specific 6-digit numbers are great for sending high-volume text blasts.

How You Can Use Your Virtual SMS Number

Customers don’t want long hold times, slow responses, and confusing email threads. Delight them by adding the efficiency and convenience of SMS customer service.

With a virtual SMS number, you can give your customers an easy and quick way to make reservations and schedule appointments. You can also use your number to send automated reminders to reduce no shows.

Send shipping and delivery notifications directly from your virtual SMS number.

Using a toll-free or short code phone number, you can send mass campaigns to everyone who’s opted into your list. You can use these messages to launch new products or send coupon codes.

Texting is the perfect medium for sending customer satisfaction surveys and noninvasive follow up touches that contribute to overall customer retention efforts.

The Benefits of a Virtual SMS Number

Many businesses want a virtual mobile phone number to separate professional text messages from personal ones. That's just one of the many benefits.

Manage On-the-Go

You can send and receive SMS from our easy-to-use web interface or mobile app. All you need is a smartphone or laptop and internet access.

Build Your Brand

A dedicated virtual phone number allows you to advertise your text-enabled business. You can run a text-to-join campaign with our keywords feature.

Connect Your Apps

Take advantage of our SMS API or connect with over 1,000 different apps through Zapier. Integrate SMS with all of your favorite tools, from Mailchimp to Shopify.

Reduce Costs

With SimpleTexting, pricing is flexible and based on the volume of texts that you anticipate sending. Our plans start at $25 for 500 credits and include a free number.

Dedicated Support

When you purchase a plan from us, you become a customer. At SimpleTexting, we pride ourselves on providing industry-leading support, 7 days a week.

No Contracts

There are no hidden fees, cancellation charges, or contracts involved. You can stop using your virtual SMS number whenever you want, or even pause your account.


Frequently Asked Questions About Getting a Text-Enabled Number

Below is a list of frequently asked questions regarding our virtual SMS mobile numbers.


Do you offer virtual SMS numbers outside of the US and Canada?

At this time, we only support the U.S., Canada, and some mobile carriers in the Caribbean. Within these countries, we offer a complete range of phone number types to choose from.
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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.
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Every SimpleTexting plan comes with a free number. We never charge for incoming SMS messages and all you pay for is outgoing texts. Plans begin at $25/mo for 500 SMS messages.
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If you plan on sending text blasts, then you’ll need a dedicated virtual SMS number. This is because your phone’s default messaging app only lets you text around 10 people at once (and doesn’t provide the legally required ability to opt-out of your messages).
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Not only are virtual phone numbers convenient and inexpensive, but they are also extremely safe. Businesses of all sizes that need to reliably deliver messages trust our platform to send them securely.
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Still Not Convinced? Read Reviews About Our Virtual SMS Numbers

Hear what our customers have to say about us.

"SimpleTexting is one of the easiest solutions to get started with. We’re able to directly contact our users to update them or get them to opt-in to our community. You don’t have to have any development experience. You can just sign up and have a way to directly text your users."

Kunal Parbadia is using SimpleTexting for text message marketing.
Kunal Parbadia
The Whether

"I use SimpleTexting to better connect with my audience and build relationships with them on a 1-on-1 basis. I love that there’s an app and that I can send things out from my phone. Texts are way more personal than sending an email blast or putting something out on social."

Lindsey Eryn is using SimpleTexting for text message marketing.
Lindsey Eryn
Third Story Apartment

"What I like best about SimpleTexting is that it allows me to interact with my clients on a regular basis. I send out a monthly market update along with an invitation to enter a drawing for a $25 gift card. This interaction keeps me top of mind for referrals and directs clients to my website."

Kelly Boyle is using SimpleTexting for text message marketing.
Kelly Boyle
Premier One Properties

"We needed a simple way to drive app downloads for our company, and SimpleTexting provides that. It’s so easy to add the shortcode and keyword to our marketing materials. The platform even integrates with our website, allowing visitors to request a download link to their phone."

Ember Ferrantino is using SimpleTexting for text message marketing.
Ember Ferrantino
In-telligent

"SimpleTexting makes my work easier. It has helped us streamline communication and cut down our communication time significantly. I like being able to send mass texts to my beneficiaries and also engage with them one on one. It’s super useful to automate messages."

Anika Manzoor is using SimpleTexting for text message marketing.
Anika Manzoor
Youth Activism Project

"We have been using SimpleTexting for almost a year now and I appreciate the ease of use of the software. To get through the basic task of setting up an SMS campaign, sending it, and tracking responses, it does the job without making it difficult. It’s great software at a good price point."

Joe Hallissey is using SimpleTexting for text message marketing.
Joe Hallissey
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