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SMS is a great way to get email messages on your phone...

08 October 2010

Send Email to Phone

SMS is a great way to get email messages on your phone. Most carriers have "SMS gateways" which take email messages from the Internet and deliver them to their customers' cell phones as SMS text messages.

TeleFlip

Teleflip is an easy way to send email to any phone. Just address it to [10-digit phone number]@teleflip.com. Also this service allows to get emails and choose where you get emails from.

GismoSMS

GismoSMS provides service to send free messages to any mobile phone. Note receiver may incur charges depending on their carrier and plan.

Google Mobile

Google Mobile provides service to send free messages. This service is free from Google but charges from your carrier for usage may apply.

Google Send to Phone for Firefox

Pikamo

Pikamo allow send free messages online. Peekamo messages arrive with your Peekamo ID. When your recipients reply to you message Peekamo forwards it to you.

TxtDrop

TxtDrop enables users in the United States and Canada to send text messages with instant delivery.

SMS Gateways

The trick is that you need to know what carrier the recipient's phone is on. It's not enough to know their phone number.

That's why, the carrier determines what email address of the receiving phone is going to be. For example, Cingular phones' address are all "number@cingularme.com" while Verizon phones are "number@vtext.com."

All you need to do is find your carrier in the list below, and then use the pattern shown there to figure out your email address. If you want to send email to a friend's phone, just ask them which carrier he uses.

Here are a few examples: 2125551212@messaging.nextel.com or 2125551212@mobile.att.net or 2125551212@messaging.sprintpcs.com get the idea?
more:
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@mobile.mycingular.com OR [10-digit number] @cingularme.com

T-Mobile Example: 4251234567 @tmomail.net
VerizonExample: 5552223333 @vtext.com more info
Virgin Mobile USA Text Messaging Example: 5551234567@vmobl.com
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