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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. Crew November 21, 2008 at 10:14 pm #

    For Nepal Telecom
    may or may not work, but
    Try:
    http://websms.ntc.net.np/
    or the actual address
    [email protected]

  6. 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.

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

    HOW TO SEND MESSAGES FOR VODAFONE..?

  8. 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?

  9. Nico February 1, 2009 at 7:58 am #

    I’m from Malaysia. I want to send message to this number [email protected] but its can’t. How do I do it?

  10. 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 [email protected]_ 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.

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

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

  12. 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 [email protected]
    Safaricom [email protected]
    Satelindo GSM [email protected]
    Satellink [email protected]
    Simple Freedom [email protected]
    Skytel Pagers [email protected]
    Skytel Pagers [email protected]
    Smart Telecom [email protected]
    Southern LINC [email protected]
    Southwestern Bell [email protected]
    Sprint PCS [email protected]
    Sprint [email protected]
    SunCom [email protected]
    Surewest Communications [email protected]
    T-Mobile [email protected]
    TIM [email protected]
    TSR Wireless [email protected]
    TSR Wireless [email protected]
    Teletouch [email protected]
    Telus [email protected]
    The Indiana Paging Co [email protected]
    Triton [email protected]
    US Cellular [email protected]
    USA Mobility [email protected]
    Unicel [email protected]
    Verizon PCS [email protected]
    Verizon Pagers [email protected]
    Verizon [email protected]
    Virgin Mobile [email protected]
    Virgin Mobile [email protected]
    WebLink Wireless [email protected]
    West Central Wireless [email protected]
    Western Wireless [email protected]
    Wyndtell [email protected]
    Austria
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    MaxMobil [email protected]
    One Connect [email protected]
    T-Mobile [email protected]
    Australia
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Blue Sky Frog [email protected]
    Optus Mobile [email protected]
    Belgium
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Mobistar [email protected]
    Bermuda
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Mobility [email protected]
    Brazil
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Nextel [email protected]
    Canada
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Bell Mobility [email protected]
    Bell Mobility [email protected]
    Fido [email protected]
    Microcell [email protected]
    Manitoba Telecom Systems [email protected]
    NBTel [email protected]
    PageMart [email protected]
    PageNet [email protected]
    Rogers [email protected]
    Telus [email protected]
    Chile
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Bell South [email protected]
    Czech Republic
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Eurotel [email protected]
    Oskar [email protected]
    Denmark
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Sonofon [email protected]
    Tele Danmark Mobil [email protected]
    Telia Denmark [email protected]
    Estonia
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    EMT [email protected]
    France
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    SFR [email protected]
    Germany
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    T-Mobile [email protected]
    Mannesmann Mobilefunk [email protected]
    E-Plus [email protected]
    Hungary
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    PGSM [email protected]
    India
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    BPL mobile [email protected]
    Chennai RPG Cellular [email protected]
    Chennai Skycell / Airtel [email protected]
    Delhi Aritel [email protected]
    Delhi Hutch [email protected]
    Idea Cellular [email protected]
    Orange [email protected]
    Ireland
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Meteor [email protected]
    Italy
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Telecom Italia Mobile [email protected]
    Vodafone Omnitel [email protected]
    Vodafone [email protected]
    Japan
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Vodafone Japan [email protected]
    Vodafone Japan [email protected]
    Vodafone Japan [email protected]
    Latvia
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Kyivstar [email protected]
    LMT [email protected]
    Tele2 [email protected]
    Lebanon
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Cellis / LibanCell [email protected]
    Luxembourg
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    P&T Luxembourg [email protected]
    Malaysia
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Celcom [email protected]

    The Netherlands
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Dutchtone / Orange-NL [email protected]
    Norway
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Netcom [email protected]
    Telenor [email protected]
    Panama
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Cable and Wireless [email protected]
    Poland
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Plus GSM [email protected]
    Portugal
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Telcel [email protected]
    Optimus [email protected]
    TMN [email protected]
    Russia
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    BeeLine GSM [email protected]
    MTS [email protected]
    Personal Communication [email protected] (number in subject line)
    Primtel [email protected]
    SCS-900 [email protected]
    Uraltel [email protected]
    Vessotel [email protected]
    Serbia and Montenegro (Yugoslavia)
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Mobtel Srbija [email protected]
    Singapore
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    MiWorld [email protected]
    Mobileone [email protected]
    Slovenia
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Mobitel [email protected]
    Si Mobil [email protected]
    Spain
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Movistar [email protected]
    Vodafone [email protected]
    Sweden
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Comviq GSM [email protected]
    Europolitan [email protected]

    Switzerland
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Sunrise Mobile [email protected]
    Sunrise Mobile [email protected]
    Swisscom [email protected]
    Tanzania
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Mobitel [email protected]
    Ukraine
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Golden Telecom [email protected]
    Kyivstar [email protected]
    UMC [email protected]
    United Kingdom
    Provider E-mail to SMS address format
    Orange [email protected]
    Orange [email protected]
    O2 [email protected]
    O2 (M-mail) [email protected]
    T-Mobile UK [email protected]
    Vodafone UK [email protected]

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

    @Bill – I think shoudl work – [email protected]

    So, just send the email to the phone [email protected]

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

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

     

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

     

    This way the entire Groovy Community can assist you!

    Thank you!

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