When you hear VoIP, you’re probably thinking of phone calls made through the Internet. But did you know that businesses can also enable text messaging through their VoIP phone numbers? VoIP texting is easier than you think and can provide your teams with stronger organizational efficiency.
And that’s why we’re here to walk you through all the ins and outs of VoIP messaging!
What is VoIP Texting?
Think of it this way… a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a technology that enables individuals to make phone calls directly over the internet. Some common VoIP providers are AirCall, CallRail, and RingCentral.
A VoIP texting service allows you to use that same virtual phone number to send and receive text messages (as long as there’s an internet connection). Since there isn’t a physical mobile device associated with a VoIP number, users can ultimately send SMS and MMS messages to their contacts from a desktop, iPad, or with an SMS application like Sakari.
Benefits of VoIP Text Messaging
When you think of business texting, the most common options for phone numbers are typically local numbers, toll-free numbers, or existing landline numbers. However, there are definitely some neat advantages when it comes to using SMS with a VoIP number.
- Multiple users can share the same phone number and access it through different devices like laptops, desktops, etc.
- Costs for phone equipment and infrastructure are completely eliminated.
- Simple and hassle-free maintenance (and no phone wiring through your office!)
- The foundation for your VoIP SMS is literally your WiFi, existing ethernet, or other Internet connection.
- You can do everything in one centralized location- make calls, send texts, manage contacts, and more.
How Your Business Can Utilize VoIP SMS
With a platform like Sakari, your business can send and receive SMS with a VoIP number just like it could with any other number. Using Sakari’s cloud-based software, you can even supercharge your communication even more with robust features like:
- 2-way messaging in real-time
- MMS messaging
- Link shortening
- Campaign scheduling
Integrate Sakari with Your VoIP Provider
If you’re ready to embrace VoIP text messaging for your business, reach out to us! Although Sakari does not offer a calling service at the moment, our text messaging service allows you to continue texting and managing conversations straight from your desktop or even our mobile application.
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