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Topic # 240807 26-Sep-2018 20:10
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Hi All,

Not sure if this is the right forum to ask in, am looking a solution that allows for a client to send a short email to receiptients as a text, their reply come in as an email. Is this “idea” possible?

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  Reply # 2097070 26-Sep-2018 20:12
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Why not just get their email address and send an email.

 

Text is a bit of a silly tech to use since it was designed to only send messages of a limited length.

 

 

 

Email has all these wonderful things like image embedments and attachments. 






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  Reply # 2097071 26-Sep-2018 20:16
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https://www.spark.co.nz/etxt

 

 

 

Meets exactly what you need.

 

Back when i worked the front line, it was ever so useful!

 

 





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  Reply # 2097072 26-Sep-2018 20:17
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I’m sure it’s only one liners, is there a profession text solution, can not be be sparks etxt as the number it sends from is forever changing and the client has no easy idea who the sender is.

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  Reply # 2097073 26-Sep-2018 20:25
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johny99: I’m sure it’s only one liners, is there a profession text solution, can not be be sparks etxt as the number it sends from is forever changing and the client has no easy idea who the sender is.

 

I'd have to double check... but last i dug into it, etxt was bound to a beginning phone number with a few extra digits to identify what email to route to..

 

 

 

Also does support multiline

 

Check your phone ;)

 

 





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  Reply # 2097084 26-Sep-2018 20:40
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johny99: ... am looking a solution that allows for a client to send a short email to recipients as a text, their reply comes in as an email. ...

 

 ... as the number it sends from is forever changing and the client has no easy idea who the sender is.

 

Just to clarify, you want to be able to send an email. This is then converted into an SMS from "your number". Then,if the recipient replies via SMS, it will automagically be converted back into an email to be read in your mail client?

 

 

 

What does your search for 'sms gateways' reveal?




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  Reply # 2097642 27-Sep-2018 17:29
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IcI:

 

johny99: ... am looking a solution that allows for a client to send a short email to recipients as a text, their reply comes in as an email. ...

 

 ... as the number it sends from is forever changing and the client has no easy idea who the sender is.

 

Just to clarify, you want to be able to send an email. This is then converted into an SMS from "your number". Then,if the recipient replies via SMS, it will automagically be converted back into an email to be read in your mail client?

 

 

 

What does your search for 'sms gateways' reveal?

 

 

 

 

Can you identify some hardware that can do this and i guess that one just needs an active SIM to go in to gateway


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  Reply # 2097644 27-Sep-2018 17:41
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Looks like this service might be something: Email2SMS

 

Note: This is in no way, shape, or form an endorsement of the company. I don't know them or the quality of their service. Just found them with a simple Google search.





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  Reply # 2097645 27-Sep-2018 17:42
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www.burstsms.co.nz will do that out of the box too.

 

To reply to a text you just need your own short number which is $20/month.

 

Their API is really good to if you ever needed to integrate with any other service in the future.

 

Edit: Just to add, endorsement comes from using them for a bunch of things of the last 2-3 years. Also plug-ins with Zapier if you need to automate tasks/replies in the future.


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  Reply # 2097713 27-Sep-2018 19:34
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hio77:

 

https://www.spark.co.nz/etxt

 

 

 

Meets exactly what you need.

 

Back when i worked the front line, it was ever so useful!

 

 

 

 

Plus one for etxt by Spark. We use it at work and it works a treat. We have it setup domain wide so any email to number[@]etext.co.nz from any @domain email address sends replies back to the sender. Can't speak for costs but it is very reliable from my experience.


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  Reply # 2097774 27-Sep-2018 21:37
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kingjj: ... but it is very reliable from my experience. 

 

Except if you are using IPv6wink


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  Reply # 2097842 28-Sep-2018 00:05
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At Vodafone we could email (number)@mtxt.co.nz and get replies back to it.
Not sure if that was internal only or a service offered.

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  Reply # 2097845 28-Sep-2018 00:39
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IcI:

 

kingjj: ... but it is very reliable from my experience. 

 

Except if you are using IPv6wink

 

 

duh. thanks for the reminder... i'll give it another ask..





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  Reply # 2097846 28-Sep-2018 00:40
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Coil: At Vodafone we could email (number)@mtxt.co.nz and get replies back to it.
Not sure if that was internal only or a service offered.

Cheers

 

multitxt is the red version of the product (iirc it was called mtxt back in the day..)





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  Reply # 2098283 28-Sep-2018 16:30
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We have used https://www.smsglobal.com/ you can purchase a response phone number


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