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Text notifications for bookings

Status: Closed 7 Votes
Joel P
Nov 4, 2020 3:07 PM
OR Team Member Joined Oct, 2009 52 posts

This feature is currently in private beta. Follow the latest on this feature topic: https://www.ownerreservations.com/forums/requests/texting-from-ownerrez

AbiquiuVacation
Apr 11, 2020 11:34 PM
Joined Apr, 2018 18 posts

Any way to get a text message when a booking comes in...

Ken T
Apr 14, 2020 5:18 PM
OR Team Member Joined Aug, 2019 847 posts

Unfortunately, not at present. That was scheduled for this summer, until everyone's schedule got thrown all over. It's still on the development list though.

Dewey Getaway
Apr 14, 2020 5:28 PM
Joined Feb, 2020 49 posts

I second the need for this!

Rich S
Apr 15, 2020 12:22 PM
Joined Dec, 2018 299 posts

AbiquiuVacation said:

Any way to get a text message when a booking comes in...

Sending a text to yourself when a booking comes in might be simple depending upon your cell carriers.

In my case I use ATT wireless, so I can send an email to my phone number 512-111-2222@mms.att.net and within a minute or so it appears on my cell phone as a text.

To do this yourself

1) search internet for Email to Text gateway sprint (replace sprint with your cell carrier) and look for the email address
you should find something like that looks similar to 512-111-2222@mms.att.net with the phone number before the @

2) Create an email template to be triggered on new booking, and just plop the email address with your phone number into the to: field

Mike Mc
Sep 4, 2020 8:56 AM
Joined Feb, 2019 6 posts

Any updates on this feature being developed?

Tim K
Sep 8, 2020 12:42 PM
Joined Jul, 2017 39 posts

Rich S said:

AbiquiuVacation said:

Any way to get a text message when a booking comes in...

Sending a text to yourself when a booking comes in might be simple depending upon your cell carriers.

In my case I use ATT wireless, so I can send an email to my phone number 512-111-2222@mms.att.net and within a minute or so it appears on my cell phone as a text.

To do this yourself

1) search internet for Email to Text gateway sprint (replace sprint with your cell carrier) and look for the email address
you should find something like that looks similar to 512-111-2222@mms.att.net with the phone number before the @

2) Create an email template to be triggered on new booking, and just plop the email address with your phone number into the to: field

Unfortunately, the email-to-text feature is extremely unreliable. Messages are sometimes delayed for hours...and often never received. I played with it last year and gave up. You are better off waiting for OR to implement a true text based notification system.

Joel P
Nov 4, 2020 3:07 PM
OR Team Member Joined Oct, 2009 52 posts

This feature is currently in private beta. Follow the latest on this feature topic: https://www.ownerreservations.com/forums/requests/texting-from-ownerrez

MaryGail B
Nov 8, 2020 6:15 PM
Joined Nov, 2020 1 post

I third this!!