Get text messages on your landline

Ice scream!

You scream!

We all scream for…text messages on a landline number!

Or something like that.

Turn your landline into a phone number that can send and receive text messages. 

Pretty cool, right?

Here’s how:

     Transfer your number from your current provider 

Start by transferring your landline from your existing provider to NumberBarn. The steps, pricing and time frame on this process are right here waiting for you.

Select a plan with NumberBarn

SMS/text messaging is available on any NumberBarn plan with a US or Canadian local number. To understand what plan might be the best fit for you, check out our guide here.

Number activation to your account

If you are transferring a number to us from your landline provider, it can take anywhere from 3 business days up to 7 business days, sometimes up to 10 business days, to port to your NumberBarn account. We notify you every step of the way with regards to the status of your number transfer. To learn more about activation, watch this.

Start sending SMS

In some cases, it may take 24-48 hours for the landline number to fully propagate to the system for SMS messages. While rare, we do want to make sure you know just in case it ports and the SMS messages are not arriving to you instantly. For instructions on HOW to send and receive SMS on your landline number, watch this:

Bring on the sprinkles!

We’re NumberBarn, we take phone numbers very seriously. But, we also like to have a little fun. To learn more about us, visit and follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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Jenny Dempsey

Jenny Dempsey is the Customer Experience Manager for NumberBarn