Alltel, the US operator, has hit the 21st Century with the launch of text-to-landline services, so reports FierceContent:
Messaging services provider Messaging International announced its TeleMessage subsidiary inked a deal with Alltel Wireless to launch its Text-to-Landline application across the operator’s network.
Text-to-Landline enables Alltel subscribers to send text messages from their wireless handset to any landline phone–each SMS is converted to voice for landline recipients, and their voice response is converted back to text for wireless users. A status text message will also be sent to notify the wireless customer whether the message was delivered to a live recipient or a voicemail system. Text-to-Landline is available for the cost of a standard text message.
It’s about time…