Receive SMS Online
Communication with customers, prospects, partners and staff is efficient and reliable, using our two-way online text messaging service
Receive SMS for FREE
Pay only for the messages that you send – all replies are FREE.
Dynamic Sender Settings
Shared reply numbers, dedicated virtual numbers or your own mobile.
Choose how You Get Replies
Get incoming texts to your email, to online inbox or via API.
Manage Inbound SMS Effectively
Free Shared Reply Numbers
Receive replies only from people you have texted. Numbers are shared with other TextMagic clients.
Dedicated Virtual SMS Numbers
Anyone can text your company at any time. You can print your SMS number in marketing materials.
Get Replies to Your Mobile
Messages can appear to be sent from your own mobile number. All replies will go directly to your mobile phone.
Replies Sent to Your Email
All replies will be sent to your email address and copies can be forwarded to multiple addresses when needed.
Manage Replies Online
You can receive texts online and manage all your two-way SMS conversations using our online web-app interface.
Replies Posted to Your App
We can POST all inbound SMS texts directly to your own business application via our RESTful SMS API.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why it’s important to manage inbound SMS effectively?
We recommend shared reply numbers to new subscribers who simply wish to test the functionalities of TextMagic’s SMS software. These numbers make it possible to receive replies only from people you have texted and are shared with other TextMagic clients.
As your business expands, you might want to consider purchasing a dedicated number.
Should I use a dedicated or shared number for sending and receiving SMS messages online?
It depends on your business needs. Shared numbers belong to TextMagic and can be used by any TextMagic client, while virtual mobile numbers are reserved for one business.
You can publish a dedicated virtual number on your website or in the marketing materials. Anyone who knows your dedicated number will be able to send a text message to you.
How do dedicated numbers work?
Dedicated numbers, also referred to as virtual phone numbers or long codes, are vital for two-way text messaging. These numbers can be used by one business at a time. In other words, purchasing a dedicated number means that only you will be able to use it.
TextMagic dedicated numbers work only locally and can receive messages only from local mobile subscribers/operators, not from SMS providers.
How much does a dedicated number cost?
Prices for dedicated numbers vary according to the country of origin, and they are paid on a monthly basis. Please check out our price list for more information.
Can I use my company’s name when sending and receiving SMS messages online?
You can send SMS messages using your company name if you use a sender ID.
You can apply for up to ten sender IDs per account. The maximum length of a sender ID is 11 characters.
If you send a message from a sender ID, no one will be able to reply to you.
Where can I monitor online texting and receiving?
Whether you’re using a shared number or a dedicated one, you can view incoming SMS messages in SMS Chat or in the SMS history. We will also send a copy of the reply to the email address that the account is registered with and to any additional email that you specify in the email notifications.
Can I send messages from my own mobile number and receive replies online?
Unfortunately, this is not possible because TextMagic does not have control over your mobile number.
Your recipient will see your own mobile number as the sender and all replies will go to your personal mobile phone.