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Kris Svendsen
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For those that use ISN, did you purchase and use an SMS number? If so, why? If not, why not?

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Tell us what that means.

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I did not.

I just let them be sent from the Vegas number. My text message states it's from us.

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Kris Svendsen
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Nathan wrote:Tell us what that means.


You can lease an SMS number from ISN and it lets the ISN system send SMS to clients for appointment reminders, etc. If they reply or call that number, it gets routed to your phone. Here's the official verbiage from the ISN system.

"The Inspection Support Network now provides a way to lease your own individual phone number for SMS. This provides you a way to individualize and localize all of your SMS messages without requiring you to obtain new office numbers nor cell numbers. Obtaining own number for SMS allows your company to:

Have SMS messages originate from your local area code(s)
No longer share an SMS phone number with other companies using ISN
When someone dials your SMS phone number ISN will route the call to your office
Easily SMS your inspectors from anywhere in the ISN
This number is leased through ISN and is available as long as you are a user of the ISN"

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Troy Pappas wrote:I did not.

I just let them be sent from the Vegas number. My text message states it's from us.


I wonder how many people reply to that SMS number and you never get it. And if so, do they get any kind of message saying it wasn't sent (kind of like sending an SMS to a landline). I'm probably over-analyzing it.

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Kris Svendsen
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When they reply I get an email.

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Kris Svendsen
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Oh, nice. I didn't know that happened.

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How much is the custom text number? I looked into buying a text server and license a few years ago, and it was around $5000 upfront.

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$15/month. A drop in the bucket. I don't know why I'm analyzing it so much.

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Kris, I just purchased a number. Thanks for bringing up this topic.

I've been using ISN for years and all this time I didn't realize that if they called the number the text came from that they would be put through to my business phone.

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Renting the SMS number from ISN is a must do. They have a really good article on this topic. Too many reasons to list here. Just order it.

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I got one just last week.

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