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Business text messaging

Want to send instant messages, both internally to colleagues and externally to clients and partners? With Dialpad, you can SMS + MMS text messages and instant team messages—all from the same beautiful desktop or mobile app. Sign up for a free 14-day trial to try it for yourself!

All your business communications, in one place

Whether you're a C-level executive building a vision for your organization or a customer support agent trying to resolve a technical issue, you need some form of real-time communication.

And with business text messaging from Dialpad, your team can have a robust, versatile communications platform that lets you communicate through not only SMS and MMS (multimedia image, sound, and video) text messaging, but also A2P messaging, phone calls, video meetings, and more.

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Truly unified communications

Dialpad isn't just a phone system. It's a UCaaS (unified communications as a service) platform with a phone system and business text messaging software built in, which means you get SMS/MMS, instant messaging, video conferencing, and other advanced features—all in the same app.

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Device-agnostic meeting reminders

What if you want to send your client a link to your video meeting—but they're iffy about downloading the app? No problem. Dialpad lets you send them a text message with the meeting link so they can join from their web browser.

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Set up in minutes

Get set up in literally minutes. With Dialpad, you can add phone numbers, create ring groups, and set your business hours, right in your online account in real-time.

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Keep your business number

Want to port your existing business phone numbers to Dialpad? We can help. Porting a local phone number in the United States is free, and your phone number will remain active while porting takes place.

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Fully integrated UCaaS + CCaaS

If you have a customer support, sales, or other contact center team, you might need a cloud contact center platform that lets you handle those high volumes of calls. Dialpad's contact center product is fully integrated into its phone system. One login, one account, one user experience. Book a product tour to check it out!

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Customize your caller ID

Make work calls from your personal cell phone—while shielding your personal phone number. When you send business SMS messages or make phone calls from the Dialpad app, you can choose which caller ID to display.

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Integrations with tools you're already using

From Google Workspace to Microsoft 365, to Salesforce and Zendesk, Dialpad integrates with a wide range of business software. For example, the Salesforce integration automatically logs your phone calls and text messages.

Get more than just business text messaging with Dialpad

With plans starting at just $15 per user per month, even the least expensive plan gives you unlimited calling in your country, the US, and Canada—and unlimited SMS/MMS messaging in the US and Canada. (Not to mention all the other advanced phone functionality.) Book a product tour to see how easy Dialpad is to use!

Is it acceptable to use text messaging for business?

You might think of texting as an informal means of communication, more suited to chatting with friends than to business. But that’s not the case anymore. SMS business text messaging is a thing now, and it has many applications for both internal and external communications with teammates and clients.

For one thing, it saves time. Need to ask a colleague a quick question? Don’t type a lengthy email—just send them a text. It’s also super-convenient for reaching customers or clients who prefer texting. Today, you've got lots of text messaging business opportunities, like using texting to respond quickly to simple questions, ask for feedback, and send delivery updates or appointment reminders.

And the best thing is, SMS text messaging for business can be done on your personal cell phone—while protecting your personal number if you're using an app like Dialpad's.

Using text messaging services for business: 5 case studies

1. Parkway Solutions

Parkway Solutions is an accounting firm that helps small and medium sized business with payroll, and to stay in touch with clients, they use a unified communications platform. Specifically, Dialpad, which gives them not only a VoIP phone system, but also video meetings and SMS/MMS text messaging—all from an app on their laptops or cell phones.

Instead of paying for a separate business text messaging service, they get all their communication channels in one convenient place (and in one convenient monthly invoice). And beyond just texting clients, they've found another clever way to use texting:

We’ve actually done something quite unique with Dialpad, and it has to do with multi-factor authentication. Dialpad was one of the only solutions that’s a VoIP system that also has text messaging. So we set up a special phone number in Dialpad (which cost basically nothing) that became our security line for multi-factor authentication.

Matthew Fulton
Chief Technology Officer, Parkway Solutions

2. Coye Law Firm

Coye Law Firm practices in multiple states and has employees working around the country. Their founder, Wade, also enjoys working from southern France for a good chunk of the year—which means a remote-friendly communications platform is a must. His clients often prefer texting over voice calls, and wouldn’t even think of using email­. Because of this, Wade knew that he needed a business text messaging platform built into whatever software he ended up choosing for the firm.

Dialpad’s texting feature is really good. And it’s important because I’ve got clients coming in who don’t even use email because it’s not relevant—but they text all the time. So texting is critical, along with voice, because that’s how people communicate.

Wade Coye
Owner and Attorney, Coye Law Firm

3. Riders Share

Riders Share is the "Airbnb of motorcycles," and with a small team, even their CEO, Guillermo, gets involved with customer support regularly.

Their customers do like texting—but why pay for a separate business text messaging app when you could get that feature right in your unified communications platform?

Customers are so impressed when we’re on a call and I message them the website link they need—usually before they’re even done asking the question! And if I have a missed phone call, I can text them right back.

Guillermo Cornejo
CEO, Riders Share

4. Firefly Health

Yes, texting works in healthcare too. Healthcare practice Firefly Health was growing quickly, and what's unique is that it has a contact center team too. Because of a recent change in the laws, it started looking into a text messaging system for business that would let them communicate with patients over SMS/MMS messages on the fly. "It really opened up an opportunity for us to text on a more regular basis," says Kimberly, their Head of Member Experience Operations.

Looking for the best text messaging service for businesses?

Maybe you don’t actually need a “business text messaging app.” Maybe a unified communications platform might be more cost (and time)-effective!

Dialpad works across all your internet-connected devices, and you can receive messages on each of them. Not only that, you get unlimited SMS/MMS messaging in the US and Canada (as well as unlimited calling in your country, the US, and Canada)—on even the most basic plan. It’s also easy to search conversation history, archive or delete a conversation, copy and share messages.

Why pay a separate bill for a business text messaging provider and manage a separate tool? With unified communications, your business SMS functionality can sit alongside voice calls, video conferencing, and group messaging—in one intuitive interface.

Need to send texts and instant messages at work?

With Dialpad, you can send SMS + MMS messages and instant messages, all from the same app. Sign up for a 14-day free trial with your Google or Microsoft 365 account, and you'll be set up with a phone number in just a few minutes.

FAQs about business text messaging

Does Dialpad offer a free text messaging service for business?

Yes, Dialpad offers free business text messaging for sending SMS/MMS messages to anyone within the United States and Canada.

Can you do business text messaging from a computer?

How do I use bulk text messaging for business?

Quels formats de messagerie professionnelle Dialpad prend-il en charge ?

Which of my devices will receive business text messages?

Quelle est la différence entre les SMS et les MMS ?

Puis-je envoyer des messages texte professionnels à des numéros externes à Dialpad ou à des numéros de téléphone en dehors de mon entreprise ?

Does Dialpad have group text messaging for businesses?

Can I send messages from my main company number or department number?