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Quickly Send Text Messages for Free Using E-Mail

Send txt message using email client GMAIL

It’s amazing to me how popular “texting” or Text Messaging has become over the last few years.   Additionally, what’s even more amazing to me is the fact that a new language and possibly even a new culture appears to have spawned from this new technology!  OMG, IMO it’s crzy LOL!  😉

 

As fantastic as this all may be, I’ve found that if I want to send someone a text (especially a long one) while I’m working on my computer, it’s much easier to use Outlook rather than pull out my phone.  Granted, I’m not a black belt texting ninja but, I can type 100+ words a minute. So why not take advantage of the big boy keyboard 🙂 not to mention I can send an email (thus the text message) quickly to more than one person AND, (best of all) it’s Free (for me, the sender that is).

 

Now I know what your thinking.  If I’m sitting at a computer, why not just use email??  Put simply; email gets buried.  Plus, not everyone has access to email from their phone.  That’s the whole point of Text Messaging.

 

How do I do it?

1.   Open up your e-mail program and Compose a new email/text message.

 

2.   Address the email using a combination of the recipient’s mobile number & the carrier address below:

 

Verizon:
[email protected]
AT&T:
[email protected]
Sprint:
[email protected]
T-Mobile:
[email protected]
T-Mobile (Britain):
[email protected]
Nextel:
[email protected]
Virgin Mobile:
[email protected]
Alltel:
[email protected]
CellularOne:
[email protected]
Omnipoint:
[email protected]
Qwest:
[email protected]
Boost Mobile:
[email protected]
Unicel:
[email protected]

 

Example: Send txt message using email client GMAIL
My friend John Doe’s phone number is 949-644-8090, and he’s a Verizon Wireless customer.  To send him a TXT message using my GMAIL account I would just Compose a new email, and send it to [email protected].

 

Note:   When you write your email, don’t forget that most carriers only allow 160 characters or less for Text Messages.  A character is a letter, number, space, or line break.

 

GROOVY eh?   Have a groovy time sending texts to everyone you know from your e-mail client!

 

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14 Responses to Quickly Send Text Messages for Free Using E-Mail

  1. Animis November 17, 2008 at 9:49 am #

    I do this all the time, it’s pretty “groovy,” Anyhow I don’t think you mentioned it but you can also send people e-mails from your phone in the form of text. I know this works with g-mail, not sure about other carriers. Just address the text message from your phone like you would an e-mail address. Like for instance I have a friend named John, his email is [email protected]. I can text message him e-mails all the time just by addressing [email protected] as my txt recipient instead of a phone number.

  2. Crew November 17, 2008 at 2:55 pm #

    Aha I just figured out the best use for this ever!
    My phone was missing and I couldnt find it, and I do not have another phone here at the house to locate it with. So I texted my cell phone from my e-mail account and…beep beep beep. FOUND!!!!
    Mrgroove, you should write another article titled “How to find your cell phone using your computer”
    Awesome.

  3. Jay Scott November 18, 2008 at 6:30 am #

    I had no idea. This is perfect! Just sent a text to everyone in the office :0

  4. conginial November 21, 2008 at 12:17 pm #

    hey can i send sms to nepal telecom using the above method?
    if yes how

  5. Animis December 7, 2008 at 1:41 am #

    You can also use this to send texts to people’s emails.

    Instead of sending your text to a phone #, address it to an email
    Example: (Typing from a phone)
    To: [email protected]
    “Hi, omg did you see teh show last night? It was pretty funny, I would write more to you but I am almost to my 160 character limit byez!”

    End Example:
    just replace the phone number recipient with an email recipient, most phones can do this.

  6. code7007 January 13, 2009 at 5:37 am #

    HOW TO SEND MESSAGES FOR VODAFONE..?

  7. Emma January 14, 2009 at 6:26 pm #

    I don’t know how to send one to someone that has cricket wireless. would you have any idea at all?

  8. Sir Darick February 11, 2009 at 8:10 am #

    I have friends in the Philippines and they use globe telecom I seen in a earlier g&a that you could send text from a pc to mobile. Anybody here knows the what I would place after the number there for globe 639083092080@_ G_ L_ _O _ B_ _ E_ _ _ _ _ _?

    yahoo worked till I reached text # 3 then i could not send till they responded to a previous text from my messenger grrrrrrrrrrrrr.

  9. Bill February 16, 2009 at 10:08 am #

    Do you know what I would use for a Cellular South customer?

  10. Fips February 16, 2009 at 8:32 pm #

    Here ya go!

    United States
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    3 River Wireless [email protected]
    Advantage Communications [email protected]
    AirVoice [email protected]
    Airtouch Pagers [email protected]
    Airtouch Pagers [email protected]
    Airtouch Pagers [email protected]
    Airtouch Pagers [email protected]
    AllTel [email protected]
    Alltel PCS [email protected]
    Alltel [email protected]
    Ameritech Paging [email protected]
    Arch Pagers (PageNet) [email protected]
    Arch Pagers (PageNet) [email protected]
    Bell South (Blackberry) [email protected]
    Bell South Mobility [email protected]
    Bell South [email protected]
    Bell South [email protected]
    Bell South [email protected]
    Bluegrass Cellular [email protected]
    Boost Mobile [email protected]
    Boost [email protected]
    CallPlus [email protected]
    Carolina Mobile Communications [email protected]
    Cellular One East Coast [email protected]
    Cellular One PCS [email protected]
    Cellular One South West [email protected]
    Cellular One West [email protected]
    Cellular One [email protected]
    Cellular One [email protected]
    Cellular One [email protected]
    Cellular South [email protected]
    Central Vermont Communications [email protected]
    CenturyTel [email protected]
    Cingular (GSM) [email protected]
    Cingular (TDMA) [email protected]
    Cingular Wireless [email protected]
    Cingular [email protected]
    Communication Specialists [email protected]
    Cook Paging [email protected]
    Corr Wireless Communications [email protected]
    Dobson Communications Corporation [email protected]
    Dobson-Alex Wireless / Dobson-Cellular One [email protected]
    Edge Wireless [email protected]
    GCS Paging [email protected]
    GTE [email protected]
    GTE [email protected]
    Galaxy Corporation [email protected]
    GrayLink / Porta-Phone [email protected]
    Houston Cellular [email protected]
    Inland Cellular Telephone [email protected]
    JSM Tele-Page [email protected]
    Lauttamus Communication [email protected]
    MCI Phone [email protected]
    MCI [email protected]
    Metro PCS [email protected]
    Metro PCS [email protected]
    MetroPCS [email protected]
    Metrocall 2-way [email protected]
    Metrocall [email protected]
    Midwest Wireless [email protected]
    Mobilecom PA [email protected]
    Mobilfone [email protected]
    Morris Wireless [email protected]
    NPI Wireless [email protected]
    Nextel [email protected]
    Nextel [email protected]
    Ntelos [email protected]
    Omnipoint [email protected]
    Omnipoint [email protected]
    OnlineBeep [email protected]
    PCS One [email protected]
    Pacific Bell [email protected]
    PageMart [email protected]
    PageOne NorthWest [email protected]
    Pioneer / Enid Cellular [email protected]
    Price Communications [email protected]
    ProPage [email protected]
    Public Service Cellular [email protected]
    Qualcomm [email protected]
    Qwest [email protected]
    RAM Page [email protected]
    ST Paging pin@page.stpaging.com
    Safaricom xxxxxxxxx@safaricomsms.com
    Satelindo GSM xxxxxxxxx@satelindogsm.com
    Satellink xxxxxxxxx.pageme@satellink.net
    Simple Freedom xxxxxxxxx@text.simplefreedom.net
    Skytel Pagers xxxxxxxxx@email.skytel.com
    Skytel Pagers xxxxxxxxx@skytel.com
    Smart Telecom xxxxxxxxx@mysmart.mymobile.ph
    Southern LINC xxxxxxxxx@page.southernlinc.com
    Southwestern Bell xxxxxxxxx@email.swbw.com
    Sprint PCS xxxxxxxxx@messaging.sprintpcs.com
    Sprint xxxxxxxxx@sprintpaging.com
    SunCom xxxxxxxxx@tms.suncom.com
    Surewest Communications xxxxxxxxx@mobile.surewest.com
    T-Mobile xxxxxxxxx@tmomail.net
    TIM xxxxxxxxx@timnet.com
    TSR Wireless xxxxxxxxx@alphame.com
    TSR Wireless xxxxxxxxx@beep.com
    Teletouch xxxxxxxxx@pageme.teletouch.com
    Telus xxxxxxxxx@msg.telus.com
    The Indiana Paging Co xxxx@pager.tdspager.com
    Triton xxxxxxxxx@tms.suncom.com
    US Cellular xxxxxxxxx@email.uscc.net
    USA Mobility xxxxxxxxx@mobilecomm.net
    Unicel xxxxxxxxx@utext.com
    Verizon PCS xxxxxxxxx@myvzw.com
    Verizon Pagers xxxxxxxxx@myairmail.com
    Verizon xxxxxxxxx@vtext.com
    Virgin Mobile xxxxxxxxx@vmobl.com
    Virgin Mobile xxxxxxxxx@vxtras.com
    WebLink Wireless xxxxxxxxx@pagemart.net
    West Central Wireless xxxxxxxxx@sms.wcc.net
    Western Wireless xxxxxxxxx@cellularonewest.com
    Wyndtell xxxxxxxxx@wyndtell.com
    Austria
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    MaxMobil xxxxxxxxxx@max.mail.at
    One Connect xxxxxxxxx@onemail.at
    T-Mobile xxxxxxxxx@sms.t-mobile.at
    Australia
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Blue Sky Frog xxxxxxxxx@blueskyfrog.com
    Optus Mobile xxxxxxxxx@optusmobile.com.au
    Belgium
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Mobistar xxxxxxxxx@mobistar.be
    Bermuda
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Mobility xxxxxxxxx@ml.bm
    Brazil
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Nextel xxxxxxxxx@nextel.com.br
    Canada
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Bell Mobility xxxxxxxxx@txt.bell.ca
    Bell Mobility xxxxxxxxx@txt.bellmobility.ca
    Fido xxxxxxxxx@fido.ca
    Microcell xxxxxxxxx@fido.ca
    Manitoba Telecom Systems xxxxxxxxx@text.mtsmobility.com
    NBTel xxxxxxxxx@wirefree.informe.ca
    PageMart xxxxxxxxx@pmcl.net
    PageNet xxxxxxxxx@pagegate.pagenet.ca
    Rogers xxxxxxxxx@pcs.rogers.com
    Telus xxxxxxxxx@msg.telus.com
    Chile
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Bell South xxxxxxxxx@bellsouth.cl
    Czech Republic
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Eurotel +ccaaxxxxxxx@sms.eurotel.cz
    Oskar xxxxxxxxx@mujoskar.cz
    Denmark
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Sonofon xxxxxxxx@note.sonofon.dk
    Tele Danmark Mobil xxxxxxxx@sms.tdk.dk
    Telia Denmark xxxxxxxxx@gsm1800.telia.dk
    Estonia
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    EMT xxxxxxxxx@sms.emt.ee
    France
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    SFR xxxxxxxxx@sfr.fr
    Germany
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    T-Mobile +49xxxxxxx@t-d1-sms.de
    Mannesmann Mobilefunk xxxxxxx@d2-message.de
    E-Plus 0177xxxxxxx.sms@eplus.de
    Hungary
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    PGSM 3620xxxxxxx@sms.pgsm.hu
    India
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    BPL mobile xxxxxxxxx@bplmobile.com
    Chennai RPG Cellular xxxxxxxxx@rpgmail.net
    Chennai Skycell / Airtel xxxxxxxxx@airtelchennai.com
    Delhi Aritel xxxxxxxxx@airtelmail.com
    Delhi Hutch xxxxxxxxx@delhi.hutch.co.in
    Idea Cellular xxxxxxxxx@ideacellular.net
    Orange xxxxxxxxx@orangemail.co.in
    Ireland
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Meteor xxxxxxxxx@sms.mymeteor.ie
    Italy
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Telecom Italia Mobile 33xxxxxxxx@posta.tim.it
    Vodafone Omnitel 34xxxxxxxx@vizzavi.it
    Vodafone xxxxxxxxx@sms.vodafone.it
    Japan
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Vodafone Japan xxxxxxxxx@c.vodafone.ne.jp
    Vodafone Japan xxxxxxxxx@h.vodafone.ne.jp
    Vodafone Japan xxxxxxxxx@t.vodafone.ne.jp
    Latvia
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Kyivstar xxxxxxxxx@smsmail.lmt.lv
    LMT 9xxxxxx@smsmail.lmt.lv
    Tele2 xxxxxxxxx@sms.tele2.lv
    Lebanon
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Cellis / LibanCell 9613xxxxxx@ens.jinny.com.lb
    Luxembourg
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    P&T Luxembourg xxxxxxxxx@sms.luxgsm.lu
    Malaysia
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Celcom 019xxxxxxx@sms.celcom.com.my

    The Netherlands
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Dutchtone / Orange-NL xxxxxxxxx@sms.orange.nl
    Norway
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Netcom xxxxxxxxx@sms.netcom.no
    Telenor xxxxxxxxx@mobilpost.no
    Panama
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Cable and Wireless xxxxxxxxx@cwmovil.com
    Poland
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Plus GSM +4860xxxxxxx@text.plusgsm.pl
    Portugal
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Telcel 91xxxxxxx@sms.telecel.pt
    Optimus 93xxxxxxx@sms.optimus.pt
    TMN 96xxxxxxx@mail.tmn.pt
    Russia
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    BeeLine GSM xxxxxxxxx@sms.beemail.ru
    MTS 7xxxxxxxxxx@sms.mts.ru
    Personal Communication sms@pcom.ru (number in subject line)
    Primtel xxxxxxxxx@sms.primtel.ru
    SCS-900 xxxxxxxxx@scs-900.ru
    Uraltel xxxxxxxxx@sms.uraltel.ru
    Vessotel xxxxxxxxx@pager.irkutsk.ru
    Serbia and Montenegro (Yugoslavia)
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Mobtel Srbija xxxxxxxxx@mobtel.co.yu
    Singapore
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    MiWorld xxxxxxxxx@m1.com.sg
    Mobileone xxxxxxxxx@m1.com.sg
    Slovenia
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Mobitel xxxxxx@linux.mobitel.si
    Si Mobil xxxxxx@simobil.net
    Spain
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Movistar xxxxxxxxx@correo.movistar.net
    Vodafone xxxxxxxxx@vodafone.es
    Sweden
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Comviq GSM 467xxxxxxxx@sms.comviq.se
    Europolitan 4670xxxxxxx@europolitan.se

    Switzerland
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Sunrise Mobile xxxxxxxxx@freesurf.ch
    Sunrise Mobile xxxxxxxxx@mysunrise.ch
    Swisscom xxxxxxxxx@bluewin.ch
    Tanzania
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Mobitel xxxxxxxxx@sms.co.tz
    Ukraine
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Golden Telecom xxxxxxxxx@sms.goldentele.com
    Kyivstar xxxxxxxxxx@2sms.kyivstar.net
    UMC xxxxxxxxx@sms.umc.com.ua
    United Kingdom
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Orange 0973xxxxxx@omail.net
    Orange xxxxxxxxx@orange.net
    O2 name@o2.co.uk
    O2 (M-mail) xxxxxxxxx@mmail.co.uk
    T-Mobile UK xxxxxxxxx@t-mobile.uk.net
    Vodafone UK xxxxxxxxx@vodafone.net

  11. MrGroove February 16, 2009 at 9:45 pm #

    @Bill – I think shoudl work – xxxxxxxxx@csouth1.com

    So, just send the email to the phone number@csouth1.com

  12. MrGroove February 16, 2009 at 9:58 pm #

    Please direct all future questions and comments to the following Discussion Topic created for this Article:

     

    http://www.groovypost.com/forum/general/send-text-messages-using-e-mail-t95599.html

     

    This way the entire Groovy Community can assist you!

    Thank you!