Landline texting: Text enable your landline number in 4 easy steps

Landline texting has grown significantly in adoption and usage regardless of the size of business. Historically, businesses tended to only use texts for marketing purposes, to promote a product or an event. Today, the most successful businesses are using landline texting as part of their non promotional communication strategy with customers and prospects.

Landline texting is a fast and easy way for you to reach your customers and for your customers to reach you and your business. Leveraging text as a communication provides a more effective and convenient option for client engagement.

For businesses to efficiently and effectively manage text communication with clients, a business grade landline texting service is needed.  Our text services for businesses enables the business and its employees to have their individual existing landline telephone number text enabled in a matter of minutes. 

We simply text enable your business phone number(s) and pair the phone number with your email address. Your email is just the tool that lets you send and receive text messages. Texting from your business number is as simple as sending an email and the receiver of your message, will get a text message, that is from your business phone number.  When you receive a text message from a client, it will show up in your email, giving you a quick way to respond to the sender. Conversation threading is contained in each email. Best yet, all text conversations are searchable and archivable in your email.

Think this sounds complicated? It’s not. Your landline number can be enabled for texting in these 4 easy steps:

1. Pick Your Plan

Whether you’re a team of 5 or company of 5,000 – we have a plan that’s right for you. Our plans are flexible, affordable and designed to give you everything you need and a little more.

2. Send Us Your User Information

Simply send us an email with the name, email address and landline number for each user so we can get started on account set-up. Text messages will be sent directly to and from the email address associated with each phone number. The TextBetter user will be able to send and receive text messages directly from their email account. 

3. Verify Your Number

Once we’ve called you on your landline and authenticated your telephone number, we’ll text-enable each user by pairing their landline number with their email account. The entire pairing process takes just a few minutes, without any downloads, applications or new software to install.

4. Start Texting

Once you get an email confirming that set-up is complete, you’re ready to start texting!

So, what are you waiting for? Your customers are already very comfortable with text as they use it in their personal lives, let them engage with your business the way they prefer and are accustomed to. Using landline texting for business is key to staying relevant and evolving with your customer preferences. Call or text us today to get started texting your customers.

About Us

TextBetter™ is a business texting service that makes it easy to send or receive texts from your landline number. Our cloud-based service seamlessly integrates with your business, without having to install new software or change how you do business. Through our three separate product offerings, we proudly cater to organizations of all sizes: Teams, Business or Enterprise.      

5 Business Text Messaging Myths Debunked

Despite the number of benefits businesses gain when using business text messaging as part of their communication strategy, there are still quite a few myths and misconceptions when using text in a professional setting. Unfortunately, these myths cause hesitation about adopting a rather familiar communication medium that’s used by virtually everyone today.  It’s important to understand what the reality is when considering using business text messaging to communicate with customers and prospects. 

Business Text Messaging Myths vs. The Facts

1. Myth: Business Text Messaging Is Unprofessional

The Fact: This myth may have been true when texting first became a norm, just like a phone conversation and when it was primarily used in personal communication, but that just isn’t the case today. When it comes to text, it isn’t just accepted but it is widely encouraged as a form of communication. Business text messaging, along with social media are being used to reach new markets, build and strengthen relationships with your customer base. How you use text messaging in business is how you’ll be seen as professional or otherwise.

2. Myth: Only Millennials Text

The Fact:  A highly perpetuated tale about using business text messaging in professional settings is only the Millennial and Gen Z generations (younger demographics) use text to communicate. Companies often feel that if the customer base does not fit within this criteria, using text messaging will fail and not be received. The opposite of this is true though; people of all ages use text in both their personal and professional interactions. 

According to Pew Research Center’s survey on mobile technology, 96% of Americans own a cell phone of some kind. They break it down further to illustrate ownership between the age groups. If there is any doubt that only the younger generations text, take a look at this data. This should dispel the belief that younger generations are the only ones that own and rely on their devices.

The trend of cell and smartphone ownership continues to increase. Regardless of the age we are dependent on our mobile devices for many things. Text included. 

3. Myth: Business Text Messaging is Too Expensive 

The Fact: As a business, your main concern is your bottom line.  Businesses that only rely on traditional methods of communication such as phone calls, voicemails and emails waste a lot of time, energy and resources chasing down customers. The immediacy of text provides the opportunity to be noticed which prompts a response from the customer if you’ve been unsuccessful at reaching them by phone or email. 97% of text messages are read and responded to within minutes.

Business text messaging is one of the least expensive methods of communication you can leverage for your company. As managing expenses is top of mind for most businesses, leveraging text to augment external communications is a prudent way to increase customer satisfaction, responses and revenue

4. Myth: Only Fortune 500 Companies need Business Text Messaging

The Fact: All sizes of businesses will benefit from having another available method of communication with their customers through texting. A business text messaging service works for every size of organization regardless of revenue. The reality is that another direct line of communication is being created for your customers, regardless of the size. It’s time to stop limiting your customers with how they are interacting with you.

5. Myth:  Business text messaging takes too much time to implement and is difficult to use

The Fact: Not all business text messaging providers are the same. The suite of TextBetter solutions were designed to not overcomplicate the implementation process or to be held up in a lengthy and extensive IT audit. There is no software to configure or install as TextBetter is hosted in the secure Microsoft Azure cloud. TextBetter offers a simple and affordable business text messaging solution for any size business.

Getting started is easy! 

1.Pick Your Plan

Whether you’re a team of 5 or company of 5,000 – we have a plan that’s right for you. Our plans are flexible, affordable and designed to give you everything you need.

2.Send Us Your User Information

Simply send us an email with the name, email address and landline number for each user so we can get started on account set-up. 

3. Verify Your Number

Once we’ve called you on your landline and authenticated your telephone number, we’ll text-enable each user by pairing their landline number with their email account. The entire pairing process takes just a few minutes, without any downloads, applications or new software to install.

4. Start Texting

Once you get an email confirming that set-up is complete, you’re ready to start texting!

Business text messaging helps you reach and respond to customers when you want, how you want. In turn it allows them to do the same. Valuable communication exchanges can happen over text with customers and can be authentic and down to earth. What are you waiting for? Call or text us today to get started texting your customers.

About Us

TextBetter™ is a business texting service that makes it easy to send or receive texts from your landline number. Our cloud-based service seamlessly integrates with your business, without having to install new software or change how you do business. Through our three separate product offerings, we proudly cater to organizations of all sizes: Teams, Business or Enterprise.       

Business Text Messaging: How Does It Work?

When was the last time you sat down and wrote a letter to a business? Does that concept seem a little foreign? How about sending an email to a business? I’d even say sending emails can seem a little outdated as so many businesses have adopted business text messaging as part of their communication process. Let’s be real as it relates to messaging…it’s how we as a population communicate today. This goes beyond personal correspondence and is true for businesses as well.

Using text messaging as a business is an instantaneous way to communicate with customers. We know that emails get lost or filtered out, the phone tag game is exhausting, and voicemails just aren’t returned with any urgency. Businesses today are using text messaging because it works. From appointment reminders to resolving potential issues to real-time back and forth dialogue when it’s convenient for your clients, there truly isn’t anything more effective than using business text messaging in the cadence of communication. 

We receive a lot of questions about business text messaging, its effectiveness and how it works. Here is a brief 90 second video that helps explain these questions…

Business text messaging explained by TextBetter

Text messaging is such a convenient, immediate and simple channel of communication that everyone is familiar with. This is exactly why your business should begin using text messaging as a way to connect with your audience. So, the question is, are you going to stay in 2005 or will you join the hundreds of other businesses using TextBetter to effectively communicate with their customers the way they prefer? 

About Us

TextBetter™ is a business texting service that makes it easy to send or receive texts from your landline number. Our cloud-based service seamlessly integrates with your business, without having to install new software or change how you do business. Through our three separate product offerings, we proudly cater to organizations of all sizes: Teams, Business or Enterprise.