Subscribe by SMS now available & free

NOTE: The information in this post is outdated. Learn more about our current SMS capabilities.


You can now offer people the option to subscribe to your list(s) via SMS message.

Here is how it works:

  1. You promote a phone number and a keyword.
  2. Users send a text message containing your custom keyword to the phone number we provide you.
  3. They receive a text back asking for their email address.
  4. The contact replies to that message and is added to your list.

To get started simply login to your account, click on Lists, and then find “Subscribe by text message” in the “Integrations” menu for the list you wish to use.

Learn SMS marketing best practices here.

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  • Awesome! I love this feature. I’m so keen to start using these new SMS tools. Just getting so many things organized, but next step is the SMS for sure. Can’t pass up this opportunity!

    I do have one question though. Is there a cost to the client for this text message? Or is it a regular number?

    • Hi – do you mean a cost to receive the SMS? It’s just a standard number that the SMS is sent from, so it is like any text message they would normally receive. Let us know if we can help.

  • Gary Milne

    Does this work for UK based sms?

    • jvandeboom

      It does!

  • David

    Is this feature available in Australia?

    • jvandeboom

      Not yet, we are looking to make it available in the future though.

  • fatimahphd

    The blogpost says this service is free for all paid plans. But that’s not accurate. I pay for my plan but do not have access to SMS marketing.

    • Brian Gladu

      This post is over two years old and since then our pricing and plan tiers have changed. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I have updated the post to reflect the change. SMS marketing is available on Plus and Enterprise plans.

  • Graham Lucht (federated)

    So they reply with an email, but I still don’t have thier name. Can i have a second SMS question to input the name. Other wise the whole “personal” email part won’t work.

    • Brian Gladu

      If the contacts name is available as part of the SMS, we automatically gather that information for you. If you’d like to improve your chances of collecting this information, you can also send the contact a link to a form as part of your response.

      • Graham Lucht (federated)

        So they could reply John Doe and the system will automatically seperate first, last, email?

        • Brian Gladu

          Hi Graham, no, we don’t parse the text that way. I was saying that if the sender’s name is included with the text, we could grab that information in instances when it is provided. I’m communicating with a developer at the moment to get specifics on how that works.

  • Tanya

    Can we subscribe to a list with sms or email at the same time or we need to create 2 lists, one that we can subscribe with email and the other with sms?

    • Brian Gladu

      Hi Tanya! You can subscribe them to the same list with either SMS or email. There is no need to create 2 lists.

      • Tanya

        Good! Thanks for your fast answer! :)