Yes, Your Landline Can Text. Here’s How with Clerk

Send SMS from landline

Team Clerk Oct 31, 2021

Do you wish you could send and receive text messages from your landline? Well, you can, with Clerk’s business phone app.

Texting has become the preferred mode of communicating with our phones, over traditional voice calls. Customers and clients in all types of businesses love the simplicity of text. But established businesses that rely on landlines often think they’re unable to take advantage of the instant communication and visibility that SMS and MMS offer.

That’s just not true. With Clerk, you can enable SMS on your landline, giving you all the benefits that text messaging offers without having to switch away from your existing phone number or losing the call quality of your landline.

Benefits of Landline SMS for Businesses

SMS has a read rate of over 90%. When you send SMS from a landline, you are reaching your customers in the way they most want to be reached. Plus, Clerk is two-way text communication, meaning your customers can also _send _a text to your landline. All texts will be organized and secure in Clerk.

For many small businesses, this can fundamentally improve how you connect with your customer base, improving everything from your marketing to payment collection to maximizing operations. Clerk is used by startups, law firms, insurance agencies, real estate brokerages, support teams, and medical offices. Many of these types of companies have real value in their landline number – it’s on advertisements, repeat customers have it saved, it provides superior call quality and reliability.

Let’s look at an example. If you run a dentist’s office, it’s likely that repeat clients have your number saved or at least recognize it. That makes it seamless and easy for you to text them with appointment confirmations, scheduling reminders, special promos, and even follow-up care instructions, and they don’t have to deal with two separate numbers for your business. They instantly know it’s you. For the average clinic, this translates to fewer no-shows, more business, and better health outcomes. Plus. customers appreciate the convenience and ease, making them more likely to stay with your business.

How to Enable SMS from Your Landline with Clerk

When you choose Clerk, all you have to do is create an account, import your phone number, and then verify that it’s yours. We activate your landline phone number in minutes, meaning you can be texting customers and clients from your landline right away.

Yes, it’s really that simple.

Will This Change Your Voice Line?

No. There are no changes to your existing carrier or existing voice line. Voice stays with your provider; just the SMS traffic is routed to Clerk’s text messaging platform. You and your callers won’t notice a single difference with your voice calls.

Modernize Your Business and Start Texting with Your Landline Today

Texting is the future of communication. Your business can take advantage of all the benefits texting has to offer without getting a new phone number or adding any complexity to your landline.

It’s fast, it’s simple, and it’s inexpensive. Sign up with Clerk today to get started with landline SMS.