Sprint Launches Text to Landline Service

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Sprint Nextel announced Text to Landline, a clever service that allows Sprint customers to SMS any landline phone in the US. The text message is converted into a voice message which gets played back for the reciepient. At that point they can reply with a preset text message or record a voice message.

Text to Landline automatically kicks in if the number an SMS is going to is not a mobile phone. Standard text message rates apply. We think the concept is neat but are people actually going to use this service and will the computer actually dictate properly all the shortform words one tends to use in an SMS message?