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Send Text Message From Landline

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Pete, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. Pete

    Pete Guest

    Is it possible to send a text message to a Verizon Wireless phone from
    a landline phone? I know you can dial the phone, press 1 when VM
    picks up, and then enter a callback number (or possibly a message).

    Our phone system at work has the ability to send your cell phone a
    message when you receive a voicemail message. Rather than have it
    dial my number and leave either a VM message or a callback number, I
    would rather it not ring and just send a text message.
     



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  3. "Pete"
    >
    > Our phone system at work has the ability to send your cell phone a
    > message when you receive a voicemail message. Rather than have it
    > dial my number and leave either a VM message or a callback number, I
    > would rather it not ring and just send a text message.


    There is a special feature available called "Office Message Notification".
    However, even though it has been available in the system for over a year,
    few folks in Verizon Customer Service or tech support know about it. If the
    vtext.com system does not work, snoop around and see if they can set it up
    for you.

    Also, your voice mailbox system should be able to "page" your cell phone,
    similar to sending "outcall notification" to a numeric pager. Our office
    system, operated by a third-party vendor, had to do some experimenting to
    get the formula, but most systems come with menus for common communication
    devices--similar to the way many computers come with generic printer drivers
    supporting a lot of brands/styles of devices.

    -Paul-
     
  4. tgw

    tgw Guest

    It is actually called "Office Message Alert" or OMA. It is free to have it
    turned on, but it costs whatever an incoming text message costs per use
    (generally, 2 cents if you haven't purchased a bundle).

    To use OMA (once it's enabled for your account), dial (888) 284-3811
    followed by your 10-digit cell phone number plus the 10-digit callback
    number -- all 20 digits must be entered, ot the system will not send the
    text message.

    "Real Estate Agent" <spamblockCaryRealtor@nc.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:sMftb.3854$Kb3.133686@twister.southeast.rr.com...
    >
    > "Pete"
    > >
    > > Our phone system at work has the ability to send your cell phone a
    > > message when you receive a voicemail message. Rather than have it
    > > dial my number and leave either a VM message or a callback number, I
    > > would rather it not ring and just send a text message.

    >
    > There is a special feature available called "Office Message Notification".
    > However, even though it has been available in the system for over a year,
    > few folks in Verizon Customer Service or tech support know about it. If

    the
    > vtext.com system does not work, snoop around and see if they can set it up
    > for you.
    >
    > Also, your voice mailbox system should be able to "page" your cell phone,
    > similar to sending "outcall notification" to a numeric pager. Our office
    > system, operated by a third-party vendor, had to do some experimenting to
    > get the formula, but most systems come with menus for common communication
    > devices--similar to the way many computers come with generic printer

    drivers
    > supporting a lot of brands/styles of devices.
    >
    > -Paul-
    >
    >
     
  5. About Dakota

    About Dakota Guest

    Pete wrote:
    > Is it possible to send a text message to a Verizon Wireless phone from
    > a landline phone? I know you can dial the phone, press 1 when VM
    > picks up, and then enter a callback number (or possibly a message).
    >
    > Our phone system at work has the ability to send your cell phone a
    > message when you receive a voicemail message. Rather than have it
    > dial my number and leave either a VM message or a callback number, I
    > would rather it not ring and just send a text message.


    On Cingular phones, when you call and enter a callback number, the phone
    is automatically paged with the phone number. With VZW phones, it
    doesn't happen. Customer service said that the Cingular uses a
    different technology from VZW. I know how Cingular uses TDMA/AMPS and
    is overlaying GSM in its markets, and VZW overlays CDMA in acquired
    markets. But shouldn't CDMA be able to do it?

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  6. About Dakota <aboutdakota@removemehotmail.com> wrote:

    > On Cingular phones, when you call and enter a callback number, the phone
    > is automatically paged with the phone number. With VZW phones, it
    > doesn't happen.


    Huh? If I have the option turned on for the caller to leave a numeric message,
    it most certainly does get sent as an SMS to my phone.

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  7. TJT

    TJT Guest

     

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