TAMPA - Santa is busy. It’s tough for him to read the millions of letters he gets from children all over the globe. Luckily, Santa has a smartphone.
There are several services that now allow children to “text Santa,” and even get a response back. Some of the websites and services charge a fee, others are free.
Textsanta.net says on their website that Santa has now added SMS text messaging “in an effort to increase operational efficiencies at the North Pole.”
They offer a “personalized” text message to your child from Santa for $3.99. You provide information on your child, along with the time and date you want the message to arrive.
You can even try the “Text Santa Gold Package” for $5.49, which claims to offer 3 personalized messages from Santa and an optional message on Christmas morning.
Textsanta.net says on their website that $1 of every purchase goes to the March of Dimes.
If you’re wondering whether 5 and 6-year old boys and girls even have cell phones, Textsanta claims to market their services to the 9 million children ages 8-12 who own cell phones.
There are also several websites that offer personalized phone calls from Santa for a fee. You provide information about the child, and “Santa” will call and leave a message or speak to the child.
Google Voice allows children to leave Santa a message with their Christmas wish list by calling (855) 34-SANTA.
Google Voice also allows you to send out personalized messages in Santa’s voice to your friends and family by going onto www.sendacallfromsanta.com .
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