Text Message Your Business Card Free

Contxts is a Text Message Replacement for Business Cards [Contacts]

By Kevin Purdy on Text Messaging


If carrying around regular old business cards seems really old-fashioned (or you’ve just run out), Contxts is your SMS alternative. Hand out a username, and anyone can text for your contact details.

The concept is pretty simple, and requires only a cell phone capable of sending text messages. Sign up at Contxts with a username and phone number, then customize the information you want to be given out over SMS. You can write whatever you want within 140 basic characters, and add social network contacts for visitors to Contxt’s web site who want more info. Give out your username and ask people to text it to 50500, or text your friend’s number to Contxt from your registered cellphone, like so: send 5551224567. The recipient gets all the data you want them to have, you don’t have to hand out anything or kill any trees, and it’s a small enough message to put on a presentation screen, send in an email signature, or otherwise share. Contxts is free, describes itself as “alpha” and asks you to be “gentle” with your linking and recommending.


This is a great service and is about time for it. Should come in very handy. I set myself up however the 140 words limit is not enough for proper marketing and just covers very basic information.


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