June 30, 2009 07:05 ET

ResTXT Relays Travel Confirmations by Text Message While Keeping Your Cellphone Number Private

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - June 30, 2009) - ResTXT (Reservations via TeXT, is a free service that keeps your cellphone number private, while copying travel confirmations to your cellphone via text message. Started by a frequent traveler and wireless security expert, it's a simple way to automatically have your check-in information always on your cellphone or PDA when you arrive for a flight, rental car, or hotel stay, without disclosing your cellphone number.

It's simple to use: by signing up at you receive an e-mail address that you give instead of your regular e-mail when making a travel reservation. ResTXT splits your reservation confirmation, and sends an abbreviated copy to your cellphone, and a normal copy to your regular email. If you already have your travel reservation and want a cellphone copy, just forward it from your regular e-mail to your and ResTXT will automatically split the e-mail into cellphone and e-mail copies.

How many times have you shown up at the airport, a hotel, or rental car counter and been asked for your confirmation number, or wondered if the rate you received for a hotel or rental car was what you were quoted? Instead of having to print out copies of your reservations or having to open and search your laptop, you can have just a short summary of your confirmation handy in a text message on any cellphone or BlackBerry/iPhone/PDA, along with the quoted price (so you can verify you're getting the correct rate), the vendor's contact phone number for help, and the address for hotels.

"I can finally have my travel confirmation number ready when I need it," says James Linlor, founder of ResTXT.

ResTXT encrypts and never releases your cellphone number to anyone, and doesn't keep past travel receipts. The system has strong security to only let you or authorized travel companies forward travel confirmations to you. Each message includes a tag-line ad for a local business, such as an offer for a great restaurant near your hotel.

ResTXT is available throughout the US and Canada on all major wireless carriers, and on any cellphone or PDA able to receive text messages. ResTXT is free, but users are responsible for any charges from their wireless carrier.

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Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:

    ResTXT by Paperless, Inc.
    Email Contact
    415-670-9234 (media inquiries only)