The TalkTalk network does not support SMS texts to landline 'phones.
Calls to Customer Services on 0345 172 0088 are free from your TalkTalk 'phone (8am to 8pm) with Technical Support 24/7 every day.
For calls to Customer Service agents from a mobile, call 0203 441 5550. (8am to 8pm) When calling TalkTalk the automated phone service will ask for a mobile number if you'd like to continue your call via text message. You'll get a text and you reply with your question and the support team will answer.
Thanks for the information.
Is this a recent change as I have had them previously on the old Gigaset telephone. The last one I did have, I don't get many - only when people make a mistake and use the landline in place of my mobile - was 02 December 2018.
The BT network supports SMS texts to landlines and it is possible to receive a voicemail converted from an SMS text if the sender network supports that. The TalkTalk network has never provided support for direct SMS texts. Some 'phone only service customers originally with BT may have been able to continue with their SMS text to landline service.
With respect, my TalkTalk landline just received two SMS messages from 03333440000. I thought I had disabled this feature as the messages are often unintelligible although I do know where they are from. Tech Support could not help so all I have done is block the number.
I know that sometime in the past I was able to disable receiving text on the landline. I'd like to disable it again - anyone any ideas?
With respect, what you've experienced is an SMS text to spoken message service. You receive a voice call saying that you have a message waiting. It will cost you to call back the message service. This type of message service is often used by delivery companies when you've not given them your mobile number.
...if you answered the call live and pressed 1 to start the replay then, with respect, you haven't received an SMS message directly, you've received an SMS to voice translation.
If you've blocked the number then that's ok. You'll NOT receive any more SMS to voice messages.