Field that sends SMS text message to users


#1

Has anyone found a way to make a form where the user enters their phone number and receives a text message? I’ve heard using a Twilio SMS API webhook would be capable of this but wanted to see if anyone has given it a shot


#2

Twilio is capable however better if you have them text to get a response versus a form - with a form they can put in anyone’s number and generate SPAM text or send someone a text in the middle of the night…


#3

Hi Elliott, 

AJ is correct that you should be careful with setting up a form that can be used to send SMS messages to random numbers. 

However, since you’ve asked I think the easiest way is to use Zapier. 

  1. Set up a new zap (Unbounce -> Twilio)
  2. Connect the Zapier webhook to your landing page
  3. Let Zapier do the rest

Best,
Hristian


#4

I am very curious, from a marketing standpoint why do you want them to get a text? It is intriguing to me… I can see some benefits like a coupon code… Just curious!


#5

We are getting requests to offer lead generation via text.  Pay per Form , Pay per Call, now Pay per Text inquiries.  Since texting can be easily automated the key here is to not send a text to someone that didn’t want it so sourcing the request via incoming text is preferred since they are more than likely not spoofing the phone sending the text.


#6

Very interesting. I’m guessing the theory is that a text lead is as hot, if not hotter than an incoming phone call. Can you share the vertical? 


#7

autos


#8

I was playing around with this and it works fine but after the form submission I get a Zapier success message instead of a Thank You message upon submission.  Do I need to tell Zapier to come back to Unbounce ? If so how is that done?


#9

Just wondering if you ever figured this out, AJ? I’m looking for similar.