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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:
000-000-0000@vtext.com
AT&T:
000-000-0000@txt.att.net
Sprint:
000-000-0000@messaging.sprintpcs.com
T-Mobile:
000-000-0000@tmomail.net
T-Mobile (Britain):
000-000-0000@t-mobile.uk.net
Nextel:
000-000-0000@messaging.nextel.com
Virgin Mobile:
000-000-0000@vmobl.com
Alltel:
000-000-0000@message.alltel.com
CellularOne:
000-000-0000@mobile.celloneusa.com
Omnipoint:
000-000-0000@omnipointpcs.com
Qwest:
000-000-0000@qwestmp.com
Boost Mobile:
000-000-0000@myboostmobile.com
Unicel:
000-000-0000@utext.com

 

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 9496448090@vtext.com.

 

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 johnny81@gmail.com. I can text message him e-mails all the time just by addressing johnny81@gmail.com 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
    000-000-0000@websms.ntc.net.np

  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@email.com
    “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 60134443492@mmsc2.celcom.net.my 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 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.

  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 xxxxxxxxx@sms.3rivers.net
    Advantage Communications xxxxxxxxx@advantagepaging.com
    AirVoice xxxxxxxxx@mmode.com
    Airtouch Pagers xxxxxxxxx@airtouch.net
    Airtouch Pagers xxxxxxxxx@airtouchpaging.com
    Airtouch Pagers xxxxxxxxx@alphapage.airtouch.com
    Airtouch Pagers xxxxxxxxx@myairmail.com
    AllTel xxxxxxxxx@message.alltel.com
    Alltel PCS xxxxxxxxx@message.alltel.com
    Alltel xxxxxxxxx@alltelmessage.com
    Ameritech Paging xxxxxxxxx@pageapi.com
    Arch Pagers (PageNet) xxxxxxxxx@archwireless.net
    Arch Pagers (PageNet) xxxxxxxxx@epage.arch.com
    Bell South (Blackberry) xxxxxxxxx@bellsouthtips.com
    Bell South Mobility xxxxxxxxx@blsdcs.net
    Bell South xxxxxxxxx@blsdcs.net
    Bell South xxxxxxxxx@sms.bellsouth.com
    Bell South xxxxxxxxx@wireless.bellsouth.com
    Bluegrass Cellular xxxxxxxxx@sms.bluecell.com
    Boost Mobile xxxxxxxxx@myboostmobile.com
    Boost xxxxxxxxx@myboostmobile.com
    CallPlus xxxxxxxxx@mmode.com
    Carolina Mobile Communications xxxxxxxxx@cmcpaging.com
    Cellular One East Coast xxxxxxxxx@phone.cellone.net
    Cellular One PCS xxxxxxxxx@paging.cellone-sf.com
    Cellular One South West xxxxxxxxx@swmsg.com
    Cellular One West xxxxxxxxx@mycellone.com
    Cellular One xxxxxxxxx@message.cellone-sf.com
    Cellular One xxxxxxxxx@mobile.celloneusa.com
    Cellular One xxxxxxxxx@sbcemail.com
    Cellular South xxxxxxxxx@csouth1.com
    Central Vermont Communications xxxxxxxxx@cvcpaging.com
    CenturyTel xxxxxxxxx@messaging.centurytel.net
    Cingular (GSM) xxxxxxxxx@cingularme.com
    Cingular (TDMA) xxxxxxxxx@mmode.com
    Cingular Wireless xxxxxxxxx@mobile.mycingular.net
    Cingular xxxxxxxxx@cingularme.com
    Communication Specialists xxxxxxx@pageme.comspeco.net
    Cook Paging xxxxxxxxx@cookmail.com
    Corr Wireless Communications xxxxxxxxx@corrwireless.net
    Dobson Communications Corporation xxxxxxxxx@mobile.dobson.net
    Dobson-Alex Wireless / Dobson-Cellular One xxxxxxxxx@mobile.cellularone.com
    Edge Wireless xxxxxxxxx@sms.edgewireless.com
    GCS Paging xxxxxxxxx@webpager.us
    GTE xxxxxxxxx@gte.pagegate.net
    GTE xxxxxxxxx@messagealert.com
    Galaxy Corporation xxxxxxxxx@sendabeep.net
    GrayLink / Porta-Phone xxxxxxxxx@epage.porta-phone.com
    Houston Cellular xxxxxxxxx@text.houstoncellular.net
    Inland Cellular Telephone xxxxxxxxx@inlandlink.com
    JSM Tele-Page xxxxxxxxx@jsmtel.com
    Lauttamus Communication xxxxxxxxx@e-page.net
    MCI Phone xxxxxxxxx@mci.com
    MCI xxxxxxxxx@pagemci.com
    Metro PCS xxxxxxxxx@metropcs.sms.us
    Metro PCS xxxxxxxxx@mymetropcs.com
    MetroPCS xxxxxxxxx@mymetropcs.com
    Metrocall 2-way xxxxxxxxx@my2way.com
    Metrocall xxxxxxxxx@page.metrocall.com
    Midwest Wireless xxxxxxxxx@clearlydigital.com
    Mobilecom PA xxxxxxxxx@page.mobilcom.net
    Mobilfone xxxxxxxxx@page.mobilfone.com
    Morris Wireless xxxxxxxxx@beepone.net
    NPI Wireless xxxxxxxxx@npiwireless.com
    Nextel xxxxxxxxx@messaging.nextel.com
    Nextel xxxxxxxxx@page.nextel.com
    Ntelos xxxxxxxxx@pcs.ntelos.com
    Omnipoint xxxxxxxxx@omnipoint.com
    Omnipoint xxxxxxxxx@omnipointpcs.com
    OnlineBeep xxxxxxxxx@onlinebeep.net
    PCS One xxxxxxxxx@pcsone.net
    Pacific Bell xxxxxxxxx@pacbellpcs.net
    PageMart xxxxxxxxx@pagemart.net
    PageOne NorthWest xxxxxxxxx@page1nw.com
    Pioneer / Enid Cellular xxxxxxxxx@msg.pioneerenidcellular.com
    Price Communications xxxxxxxxx@mobilecell1se.com
    ProPage xxxxxxxxx@page.propage.net
    Public Service Cellular xxxxxxxxx@sms.pscel.com
    Qualcomm name@pager.qualcomm.com
    Qwest xxxxxxxxx@qwestmp.com
    RAM Page xxxxxxxxx@ram-page.com
    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

  13. 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

  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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