Online SMS Message: How to Send Texts Online in 2023

What’s the best way to actually reach people? It’s through SMS, also known as “texting.”

But is there a way to send SMS online rather than by using a mobile phone?

You bet!

Enter: Mobile Text Alerts. You can test out sending an online SMS message for free.

Screenshot of send message page

What Is an Online SMS Message?

An online SMS message is a text message that’s sent via an online app rather than via a mobile device’s cell phone network.

Many of these online apps are limited-use apps that essentially only allow the user basic functionality of sending and/or receiving SMS. Other apps are fully robust texting platforms that allow for features such as message scheduling, contact management, 2-way texting, delivery reporting, and more.

Users send SMS online rather than through a mobile network for a variety of reasons, including for business and marketing purposes, for convenience, and to save money.

How Can I Send an Online SMS Message?

You can try out sending a text message online for free by setting up a 14-day trial account with Mobile Text Alerts.

What Can You Do with an Online SMS Message Service?

feature icon

Send Your First Message in 5 Minutes Flat

Don’t be concerned about a lot of hassle and rigamarole as you get set up. You can send out your first text in 5 minutes flat.

feature icon

Flexibility to Send EXACTLY When You Want To

With message scheduling, you can plan exactly when you’d like your message to send. That way, you can set it up for the perfect time.

feature icon

Manage All Your Contacts at a Glance

Easily view and manage all of your texting contacts in one place. You can edit contact information and organize into segmented groups all from the online platform.

feature icon

Who’s Receiving Your Messages Anyway?

Enjoy reports that show you info such as whether there were any delivery errors that prevented people from receiving your message,

feature icon

Robots Are Taking Over the World…

Take advantage of automated texting options and triggered replies. You can even create entire automated messaging workflows.

feature icon

Trial Period That’s FREE FREE FREE

Really and truly - you don’t need to pay a dime or even input your credit card. You can try out the service for 14 days with 50 free messaging credits.

How to Send Online SMS Messages: A Condensed Guide

Check out the video below to see SMS expert Alyson walk you quickly through how to send texts online:

The bottom line?

All you need to do is:

  1. Add in a contact (you can even type one in manually if you’d like)
  2. Go to the “Send a Message” page
  3. Type in your message
  4. Click “Send.”

That’s it!

“Has never let me down in any way”

"Mobile Text Alerts is the only platform that has never let me down in any way. The interface is very intuitive and easy to use, but it is also richly featured. That’s a hard balance to strike, but MTA pulls it off with ease. Perhaps most importantly, your mobile app works great on my iPhone … Long story short, your company is doing a superb job with this platform, and I am a very happy customer. I look forward to renewing my plan for many years to come.

How Does “Risk-Free Trial” Sound, Eh?

14 days. 50 messages. No risk.

You’ll get everything listed below…

  • 50 messages, to try it out to the fullest
  • Individual consultation with an expert, to give you a chance to get a full walkthrough of everything and ask all the questions
  • Web platform -otherwise it wouldn’t be online texting, would it?
  • App for iOS and Android, to have the option to conveniently send from your phone
  • 2-way texting, because SMS is a 2-way street!
  • “Import your contacts” capabilities -no need to add everyone manually
  • Text-to-join option, to give people an easy way to be added to your text list
  • Automatic QR code creation, to give people another easy way to be added to your text list
  • Web sign-up forms, to give people—you guessed it—yet another easy way to be added to your text list
  • Integrations, because being able to connect with your current services opens up a world of possibilities
  • Scheduling options, to give you full control over when messages are sent
  • Organized groups, because contact organization makes your life easier (and makes your messages more relevant!)
  • Tracking Reports, to give you ways to see how your effective your messages are being
  • Automated messaging, because robots are already taking over the world, so why not?
  • Quick support when you need it -team members like Alexis, Cassidy, and Kallie are ready and willing to help!
See How Easy It Is

Here’s What SMS Costs (and Other FAQs)

How much does SMS cost?

Sending SMS from your personal mobile device is typically free on most mobile plans in the US.

But sending SMS from your personal device doesn’t work in many situations. In those cases, you can send messages through an online SMS platform like Mobile Text Alerts.

Mobile Text Alert subscriptions start at $19/month billed annually or $25/month billed month-to-month.

How to check your SMS messages online?

With an SMS platform like Mobile Text Alerts, you can check your SMS messages easily by going to a simple “Inbox” tab within your online dashboard.

From there, you’ll be able to see all the messages people have sent in to your account and easily reply back.

Why SMS marketing is so effective…

SMS marketing is effective because texting is such a widely used medium. On top of that, it has a 98% read rate - so not only do a lot of people use it, but people read nearly every single text they receive.