Text2.Me is an online service that gives you a text-enabled phone number, which can be used with your current mobile phone, your current email application, or our web application. We offer a lot of features beyond a standard mobile text number, such as logging and tracking of messages, flexible forwarding of texts, smart automatic replies, and language translation. A complete list of features are here.
You can try Text2.Me by starting here. You will be able to create your service account, select a phone number in your local area code, and enable your service in a few minutes. Our service is only available in the United States, and a credit card is required.
Yes. You view, reply or send SMS text messages exclusively from our web application log in. In many cases, it is much easier to manage your texts that way. By using your PC or tablet, you can send texts using a full keyboard instead of a mobile screen. You can filter or sort messages by incoming number, time or content in our web views.
You can also manage all your messages from your email application by forwarding your texts to your email address. When you reply, your email will be translated and sent as an SMS message to the sender. You can maintain text conversations entirely using email.
Your Text2.Me will accept voice calls. You can enable an automated voice reply. The reply is set in your Settings page and uses text-to-speech to speak the reply.
You can alternatively forward voice calls to another number. Note, call minutes routed this way are counted toward your bill.
You can choose to be notified whenever a voice call is received. You can also choose to send an SMS text message to the incoming caller's number. Of course, the user will only see the message if he is calling from a text-enabled device.
If you enter your personal phone number in your account settings, that message is identified as coming from an account owner. When you send a message from your phone to your Text2.Me number, that message is assumed to be a reply to the last message. Text2.Me will find your last incoming message, and send your message to that sender.
To create a new message from an account owner's phone, start the message with "New" or "new". The message will then be treated as a regular message instead of a reply. For example, if an account owner sends "New This is a test.", a new message will be created with the contents "This is a test."
Note, you can also test sending messages to your Text2.Me number from the Settings page of your web log in.
In your Account Profile, enter your phone number. Text2.Me will identify any messages from this phone number as the account owner. Then in your service Settings page, enable forwarding to your phone number. Any new messages will be forwarded to this number, and any messages from your account phone number can be treated as a reply.
If you have auto reply or smart reply features enabled, the automatic reply sent will also be copied to the text forwarded to you. An example of this would be the forwarded message: "#123 from +1(555) 555-5555 What is your address? REPLIED: We are located at 123 Main St." This indicates the message ID "123", the sender's number "+1(555) 555-5555", the incoming text "What is your address?" and the smart automatic reply "We are located at 123 Main St."
Your account log in let's you can managed your incoming texts in following views.
If you don't want to deal with a new user interface and you already deal with email most of the day, you manage your Text2.Me messages entirely from your current email system.
This feature allows you to converse with any sender in another language. In your settings, when you enable language translation you specify the language you want translated to (ie, in what language do you read texts, by default English) and what language you want your replies translated to (by default, this is set to the same as the incoming language).
When a message is received, the text of the language is detected. If it is different than the desired language, it is translated before being forwarded to you. You can choose to show both original and translated text, or just the translated text.
When you reply to a message, your text's language is detected. If it is different than the sender's text, it is translated and sent. Note that all detection and translation is done automatically in the flow of the conversation.
We are using the Google Translate service, which supports over 70 languages, to perform the translation.
Smart Replies are intended to quickly give your customers the information they want while relieving you of the overhead required to answer and reply to each message. Text2.Me identifies the intent of the incoming message by using artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to analyze the text language. The intent is then matched with the appropriate reply, which is sent back to the sender.
You can choose to use the standard or custom smart replies. In the standard option, you can enable any of the following intentions by just entering how you want to reply.
If the standard smart replies don't meet your needs, you can create your own set of intentions and replies. You define your own list by first defining your reply, then adding incoming message samples that match that reply. You can add as many replies as you need. When you upload your set, our AI engine will train itself to interpret your samples. After uploading, you can test your custom smart replies.
Custom smart replies should include typical inquiries that your customers ask. For example, if you are a restaurant, you customers may frequently ask if you deliver meals. To implement this: