The Beginners Guide to VoIP
3. Using VoIP
VoIP is a new way of communicating that's changing how we use the phone. Here's a clear and easy guide on using VoIP, why it's better than your existing system and exactly what you can and can't do.
Can VoIP receive and SMS/text messages
Can VoIP phones text? Can VoIP receive texts? These are frequently asked questions and the answer to both is, yes. If you have a VoIP provider or app on your phone and you have internet connectivity then you can text and receive messages. This is mostly free with some paid for premium options. However, be aware that because VoIP texting uses your phone number it also has access to your contacts and network, so some additional security measures are recommended. So, can VoIP receive SMS and reply? In short, yes it can. However, not all VoIP providers including Vonage currently offer this as a service so if it is something you require, check before you sign up.