Did you know it is possible to text message someone from your email account? Almost all of the major cell phone providers have an email address set up so that you can send and receive texts to phones. Let’s say for instance you need to get in touch with someone, but you have your laptop and not your cell phone on you. Or, in other situations, if your friend has unlimited texts and you have a limit, why not save your texts and use email? It doesn’t cost you anything and you can send and receive just like you would on a normal cell phone. Not to mention, you will save your fingers from being sore from texting!

Here is a basic overview of the different carriers for SMS and MMS via email.

Sprint:

[10DigitNumber]@messaging.sprintpcs.com

T-Mobile:

[10DigitNumber]@tmomail.net

Verizon:

[10DigitNumber]@vtext.com

AT&T:

[10DigitNumber]@mobile.mycingular.com

Just replace [10DigitNumber] with the ten digit phone number you are trying to reach (area code + local number).\

If you do not know the carrier, or do not want to try to remember the address of the person you are trying to reach or do not want to print the list off to remember, there is another way you can text via email.

A service called Teleflip allows you to send emails to its domain and let it figure out which provider is used. It will also forward any replies back to your email address. This service will allow you to send up to 1,000 messages per month for free. After that, you can subscribe to their premium package to get unlimited messages.

Many people don’t know about these options for texting. If you would like to add any carrier addresses that I have forgotten, please drop me an email and I will add it to the list.