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Text to Home Phone

 

Text to Home Phone allows you to send a text message to a landline number in Canada or US that will be automatically converted to a voice message. You can also add music to a Text to Home message or send a song. How much does it cost?

Things to Know

  • You can use acronyms and emoticons in your messages. For instance, when you text "B4" the voice will say "before". Texting ":-)>" will be heard as "happy".
  • To get a list of song titles and references when you are on the go, send a free text message to 465645 with the word !song!.

How to use Text to Home Phone

To send a text message to a home phone number

  • Go to your phone's Message menu or app.
  • Select Text, then New message.
  • Write your message using the alphanumeric keypad on your phone.
  • Enter the recipient's 10-digit home phone number, including the area code or select an entry from your contact list.
  • Press SEND
  • On first use, if the message is written in English, press "E" when prompted ("F" for French messages).
  • The language setting will be kept for future Text-to-Home Phone messages until you change it.

A Text Message confirming successful or unsuccessful delivery will appear. If unsuccessful, the Text Message will state the reason:

  • Not delivered
  • Invalid number
  • Fax number
  • Busy line
  • No answer
  • Message registered in voicemail inbox

To reply (recipient)

After listening to your message, they have the option of recording a 30second reply. You’ll then receive a confirmation text message with a 1 800 number to call to hear their message. The system stores up to 10 unheard reply messages for five days.

Change message language

  • Before composing your message, send the text message “E” for English to the number 465645. Send the text message “F” to the same number for French messages.
  • This setting will be kept until you change it again.

To send a song

You can add music to your Text to home phone messages or simply send a song and make someone smile. To add music to your message, in the body of the text, add the song reference between two exclamation points (!).

  • Example: Happy Valentine's Day Chantal. !love! Love, Peter.

He is a selection of songs you can send along with your messages:

Occasion Song name Song reference
Birthday It's Your Birthday Today !bday!
Christmas We wish you a Merry Christmas !christmas!
Good night Twinkle Twinkle Little Star !twinkle!
Love Music-Love song !love!
New Year's Auld Lang Syne !Newyear!
Party Hip Hop Happy !50s!
Party Happy 60's !60s!
Party We're Gonna Party !party!
Party Dancin' Nights !disco!

Using your Text to Home while travelling

In Canada on the Fido network:

  • You can use Text to Home phone anywhere on the Fido network.

While in the U.S. or Internationally:

  • The service is available anywhere in the world where there is a network supporting text messaging.
  • See our rates while traveling.
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