Text to Landline

Don’t Miss out on Texts People are sending to your Business Number

What is Text to Landline?

Text to landline (also known as Landline Texting) is a feature that enables your organization to send and receive text messages via your 10 digit landline number.

Nowadays, if we want to connect with someone, we text them. That’s because phone calls are intrusive and time-consuming, and emails never get read within a reasonable amount of time. So when organizations are looking for a way to make it easier for their members, customers, or employees to connect with them, they increasingly are turning to texting.

Is Landline Texting Effective?

Landline texting enables businesses to bring a substantial ROI due to the popularity and power of the channel. Here are some statistics that every business should know about SMS:

  • 89% of consumers say they want to text message to communicate with a business, but only 48% of businesses are equipped to do this.

    Over 60% of consumers would rather text than call when given the option for customer service.

  • 81% of customers get frustrated when a business puts them on hold during a call to customer service.

    68% of consumers say that the option to text a company would be convenient.

Benefits of Text to Landline

  • Use the Same Number

    Instead of requiring separate numbers for “text us” and “call us,” companies can provide one general “contact us” number that is text-enabled. This can be included on business cards, advertising, your website, and everywhere else you publish your number. Customers can use the same number for an initial text, and then follow up with a voice call later if they want to seek more details or resolve a customer service issue.

    Have Multiple Conversations

    When you’re in a voice-to-voice conversation, that interaction commands all of your attention. But when texting is involved, it’s much easier to multitask and have several conversations taking place at once. This means organization could be helping or interacting with several customers, members, or employees at the same time.

  • More Convenient for Customers

    Customers can communicate with your business at their convenience. They don’t have to set aside time for a phone call or worry about being placed on hold. They can even send messages outside of business hours.

    Catch Missed Messages

    58 percent of people say that they have responded to a missed phone call from a business with a SMS/MMS text message. Unfortunately, most of those businesses were not set up to handle text conversations. Don’t let this be your business.

  • Streamline Operations

    Nobody wants to use their personal mobile phone number to text for business. It risks cluttering up your personal phone’s text inbox, and can be annoying when away from work.

Commonly Asked Questions about Text to Landline

  • + Can I use my existing landline?

    Yes! This is one of the major benefits of landline texting.

  • + How can I get a new number?

    Most SMS software work by text-enabling an existing landline phone number. This means you need to first get a phone number from a separate provider. Alternatively, Trumpia is able to provide a 10-digit number for you to use for texting, but it would not be voice enabled.

  • + Is there any additional setup?

    No. All you need to do is register your phone number with us, and you’re good to go.

  • + What are the drawbacks of Landline Texting?

    Currently, wireless carriers have not provisioned landline numbers to send mass text messages. In fact, their throughput can be as slow as 1 message per second. This means if I need to send out a promotion to 1,000 customers, it would take 1,000 seconds to send them all. So for certain use cases such as mass marketing, landline texting may not be the best option.