Frequently Asked Questions
Vtext.com
Vtext.com
  1. What is vtext.com?
  2. How do I join vtext.com?
  3. How do I Sign In?
Communities
  1. How can I get a group shortcut on my phone?
  2. How can I get a member's shortcut on my phone?




Vtext.com
  1. What is vtext.com?
    vtext.com is a companion web site for use by subscribers of TXT Messaging. This site expands your TXT Messaging service by offering a spectrum of cool messaging features. Register your mobile phone number at www.vtext.com to personalize your messaging experience. Registering is as easy as 1-2-3. For additional information, click on the vtext.com Help tab.
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  2. How do I join vtext.com?

    To join vtext.com, do the following:

    1. Enter your 10-digit mobile phone number in Box #1 using ONLY numbers. Do not enter dashes, symbols or spaces.
    2. Click 'Send' to receive your temporary password as a text message on your mobile phone.
    3. After you have received your temporary password, enter it in Box #2.
    4. Enter your desired new password in Box #3. You will need this password each time you log back into vtext.com. Passwords are case sensitive. This means that each time you enter your password throughout the site, you must type it exactly as you just entered it above.
    5. Re-enter your new password in Box #4 to confirm spelling.
    6. Click 'Save'.
    7. Upon successful registration, users will receive a 'Congratulations!' confirmation message. Password and congratulatory messages are sent at no charge.

    Password Creation Hints: Choose passwords that are not easily guessed. We suggest you choose a password that consists of at least three of the following: (1) lowercase letters, (2) uppercase letters, (3) numeric characters, and (4) special characters [!#$%&.=_+]. Do not select common dictionary words or common names. .  

    Note: If you incorrectly enter the temporary password you will receive the following messages. "Unsuccessful login attempt; you have <4,3,2,1> more attempts before your account will be temporarily locked out from new login attempts. Please check the mobile number and password and try again. Note that the password is case sensitive. If you have forgotten your password, click on Forgot Password link. A temporary password will be sent to your phone as a TXT Message." After 4 failed attempts, the account will be locked out of the system for approximately 20 minutes & you will get the following message: "Unsuccessful login attempt; you have been temporarily locked out from new login attempts. Please try again later."

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  3. How do I Sign In?
    To sign in, enter your mobile number (using ONLY numbers and NO dashes or spaces) and enter your password. Your mobile number and password can be remembered on your computer by choosing the 'Remember My': 'Mobile Number' and 'Mobile Number & Password' checkboxes. Click the 'Go' button on the side navigation or the 'Login' button on the Sign In page. You are now signed in. Take a look around. Click the 'Sign Out' link to sign out of vtext.com.
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Communities
  1. How can I get a group shortcut on my phone?

    To get a group shortcut on your phone, join a group from the web or select "Send me a shortcut" on the group detail page. You will receive a shortcut text message. On your phone, either save the shortcut message in your inbox or just as you would with a normal phone number, store the number that it came from in your phonebook, preferably with the group's name. Now you can use that shortcut whenever you want to send a group message. How to send a message to a group with a shortcut saved in your inbox:

    • Find the original group shortcut text message
    • Select Reply 
    • Compose a 120 character (or less) message
    • Select OK or Send
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  2. How can I get a member's shortcut on my phone?

    When you receive a message from another member, either directly to you or a group, it comes from a number. That number is the member's shortcut. On your phone, either save that message in your inbox or just as you would with a normal phone number, store the shortcut number that it came from in your phonebook, preferably with the member's name. Now you can use that shortcut whenever you want to send a message to that member.

    How to send a message to a member with their message saved in your inbox:

    • Find the original member text message
    • Select "Reply"
    • Compose a 120 character (or less) message
    • Select OK or Send
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