Messaging International subsidiary TeleMessage announced that it has signed an agreement with Alltel Wireless to launch its Text-to-Landline application, allowing Alltel Wireless subscribers to send text messages from a wireless phone to any landline phone and receive responses back.
With the Text-to-Landline application, Alltel customers can send text messages, which are converted to voice messages or to landline numbers. The recipient can then respond by voice, and the wireless customer will receive the reply message as a text. Also, a status text message will be sent to inform the wireless customer that the message was either delivered to a live person or a voicemail system. Text-to-Landline is available for the cost of a standard text message.
In a statement, Craig Kirkland, director of messaging and voice services for Alltel Wireless said: “The Text-to-Landline application complements our existing Axcess Voice2TXT application, which quickly converts incoming voicemails to text messages in the customer’s inbox and also allows customers to store and forward converted voicemails as regular text messages.”
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.