Text Their Phone Without a Phone Number!

I learned this tip from my buddy Tristan Ahumada, who was sharing the stage with me at this years Mega Camp Convention.

You know how most of your internet leads only come with an email address, right? Here is an exceptional strategy on turning that email into a text message for consumers that have an iPhone or iPad.

More and more agents are leveraging texting in their business from responding to internet leads with a text, to following up with past clients, and for good reason. Texting has an average “open rate” of almost 100%. Think about it, how many texts are currently unopened on your phone right now?

So next time you receive a lead, and it only has an email, take that address and type into iMessage on your Apple laptop/desktop, iPhone, or iPad. It will either look like one of the examples below.

Texting an email

Texting an email with imessage

You see when someone signs up for any apple product they are prompted to enter their email addresses to link to their Apple ID. This allows you to text their email, and it will show up on their mobile device as a TEXT MESSAGE! My buddy Tristan has been using this strategy with great success so far!

Now obviously this doesn’t work all the time. There are two few things that have to be in place for this to happen.

1. They need to have an Apple mobile device

2. Their email needs to be linked (most of the time it will be)

Look at the images above again for a moment. Do you see how the first address is red? That means there is no linked account, and it won’t work. However, check out the next image, it’s blue. That means that you are ok to text because Apple found a linked device. This colored notification is great because you will know ahead of time if it will work or not!

Let me know what you think 🙂

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16 Comments
  1. Stephanie Crawford October 2, 2014 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    This is a great tip. What do you recommend as your opening text ?

    • Steve Pacinelli October 3, 2014 at 1:24 pm - Reply

      Maybe that should be the next post Stephanie! 🙂

  2. Christopher Webb October 11, 2014 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    This is a fantastic idea! I will have to start using this strategy. More and more customers and clients are communicating via text message.

  3. Gabe Sanders October 11, 2014 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Thanks Steve. Yes, this is an excellent tip. I will indeed use it.

  4. Bob October 18, 2014 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    Juicy tip! Thanks, Bob

  5. Michele October 22, 2014 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    WOW, great tip! wish I had an apple phone. What can a meer Android user do.

    • Steve Pacinelli October 30, 2014 at 10:31 pm - Reply

      Androids aren’t setup the same way so there isn’t a solution unfortunately 🙁

  6. Karen October 30, 2014 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to try it.

  7. Derrick Radford October 31, 2014 at 12:16 am - Reply

    Great tip for any lead! Thank you Steve!

  8. sandra October 31, 2014 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    What happens if the email address color is green ?

    • Steve Pacinelli November 3, 2014 at 10:37 pm - Reply

      Green is a no go too Sandra

  9. Frankly November 2, 2014 at 8:08 am - Reply

    What if I have android phone but an iPad. Can I do it from there? How about FaceTime. Will it say if recognized, holy smokes.

    • Steve Pacinelli November 3, 2014 at 10:36 pm - Reply

      Yes you can Frankly!

  10. Kathy Toth November 2, 2014 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    was able to do this – there is no subject

  11. Alan November 10, 2014 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    That works really great!!thanks for your tips really helpful

  12. Alan November 10, 2014 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    Please keep me updated with any more information that would be helpful.

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