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Why does your business need Receive SMS

Apr 17, 2019

Textlocal offers a range of solutions including keywords, short codes, long codes, missed call and dual VMNs using which you can let your customers and prospects reach you easily. Stay ahead of your competition by cashing in on the highly effective SMS channel and watch your business grow exponentially.

Inexpensive way to grow your database

The hunt for prospective customer database simply doesn’t end. You would always want to keep growing your database and market your business to more and more people. Generating leads via SMS is proven to be much more effective to grow your database compared to Email. Save your time and money involved in buying databases or targeting contacts not engaged with your brand. Remember, nothing beats inbound organic leads that show genuine interest in your business.

Here’s how Textlocal can help you build your database:

  1. Short Codes – 5 to 9 digit virtual numbers Ex: 56263
  2. Long Codes – 10 digit virtual mobile numbers Ex: 92205 92205
  3. Keywords – terms specific to your business or certain purpose Ex: OPTIN to 56263
  4. Missed call numbers – 10 digit virtual mobile numbers capable of receiving missed calls
  5. Dual VMNs – 10 digit virtual numbers capable of receiving SMS as well as missed calls

Promote your virtual mobile numbers in Marketing collateral, Offline ads, In-store, Emails, Website, Social media and any other place you can think of. The many advantages associated with VMNs are: Easy for your customers to use, Works offline – customers do not need an internet connection, Record and track every interaction online, Effectively manage inbound lead flow by contacting the customer at your leisure, Run your business via SMS.

Let your customers text into your short code, long code or give a missed call to seek information about your business, place orders, raise complaints, give feedback and more. Configure auto-replies to various keywords and missed call numbers your customers reach you with. Setup a virtual assistant for your business and let it run with the least resources.

Smart way to track effectiveness of offline marketing activities

When you advertise on offline channels like TV, Radio, Newspaper, Wall Poster, Billboards, etc., there is very little insight into their effectiveness which makes it difficult to measure the returns. When you include a keyword with a short/long code in your advertisement and ask people to text in to show interest or subscribe to an offer, you can track the responses from each channel. Simply have different keywords or different Missed Call Numbers set up for each marketing activity (Ex: TVPROMO to 56263 or Give a missed call to 9220592205 to get 50% discount) and compare the number of messages you receive to decide what’s working best for you.

Receive SMS directly via API

Textlocal APIs let you receive SMS directly to your application without the need of logging into the portal. Retrieve the list of inboxes, get messages from specified inboxes, forward incoming messages to a URL and trigger auto-replies. Use readily available sample codes to effortlessly integrate receive SMS functionality in your application.

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Customer Service & Support Is Realtime and Excellent. We chose Textlocal due to the versatile options in their product, which cover different areas of communication. Customer Service of Textlocal is the best part of the deal; Hassle-free, real-time support and best in reverting to the query without follow up.


We had a Smooth Relationship with Textlocal and no issues in the service. Good Co-ordination and great service by the Textlocal team.


It's been our pleasure that we are connected with TextLocal for the services since long & we are happy to utilize these services, Recently we were looking to send personalized messages because the content of the message was with a link on candidates name and asking some sort of personal information. We approached Textlocal and were told about the "Excel to SMS" feature. We have sent personalized campaigns to 3 lakh+ data and are very happy with the results, all thanks to Textlocal team.


Dashboard is easy to understand and all the necessary functionality is offered. Alerts setting, Reports, API Integration, SMS scheduling is easily done, along with it we can fetch detail reports anytime. Support Team is available to solve the Query.


The team is very much supportive and managed all our projects effectively. They were very responsive and worked fast to touch our target. We hope that you will continue to favour us with your extended support.



Their API service works perfectly. Their customer support picks up the phone and responds to our queries within less than 5 minutes *every single time* and the user interface of the product is simple and once again, just works.

Vaidy Bala


Our experience with Textlocal's E-mail to SMS Gateway service has been very positive - all the way from evaluating the service (received very nice technical sales support to address our key requirements) to adoption (very simple & quick processes + very responsive team that helped us get started quickly) & usage- the service itself has been very reliable so far!!

Intel Corp.


Easy to use and the SMS campaigns are done swiftly. Batch Scheduling on a specific time has been functioning superbly. Tracking of messages provide a great support to us in analyzing the outcomes.Overall a great experience !

Deepika Radhu

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