Bring Your Own Number - Hosted Messaging Landline/VOIP Text Enablement


Overview

Sakari can text-enable your existing landline or Voice Over Internet Protocol  (VOIP) phone number in the United States and Canada. 

Your team can continue to use your existing company landline or VOIP phone number to send/receive voice calls.  All text messages will automatically be routed through Sakari and sent from your existing landline or VOIP phone number.

Landline Texting Pricing

Standard Sakari text messaging rates will apply.  The additional phone number is treated as a standard United States or Canada phone number, and standard phone billing rates apply.

To view the messaging pricing, please visit: https://sakari.io/pricing/

Note: While setting up your existing VOIP or landline number for text messaging with Sakari, please have access to the phone number to receive a call. We will send a one-time verification code to the phone number during setup.

Please note that you will need a physical address within the country of the number you are attempting to host. P.O. BOX is an acceptable form of address for this requirement.

Getting Started

To use your existing landline or VOIP number for SMS through Sakari:

  • Navigate to your Senders page
  • Click Add Sender in the top right corner of your screen
  • Select Bring Your Own

Select Your Phone Number's Country

Sakari currently supports hosted numbers for the United States and Canada.

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Verify Number

Enter your number and choose your provider.

If your provider is not shown, or a selected provider does not allow you to verify, select other.

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When you click Verify, you will receive a phone call with a six-digit code

Enter this code in the prompt:

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If you cannot receive automated calls or want to verify later, you can skip the verification for now.  Still, you must verify your number by providing additional documentation later.

Sign LOA

Complete the form shown to configure an existing US/CA VoIP landline number(s) to be text enabled. Once you click submit, we’ll let you know the next steps via the email you provide.

If you skipped verification in the last step, this email will ask you to provide invoices containing the numbers to verify ownership.

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Wait for SMS Enablement through Sakari

Once the LOA has been signed and documents received, allow around 5-7 business days for the configuration to be updated.

 

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