text messaging

Using Email to Send Text Messages

I had to drop my car off at Les Schwab this morning and realized I forgot to bring my cell phone with me, so I couldn't call my wife to let her know how long I'd be.

Fortunately I had my laptop with me and was able to send her a text message using email.

To send SMS text messages to any cell phone in the US using email, just use your 10-digit phone number including area code as the first part of the email address (without any dashes or hyphens).

Use the table below to figure out the last half of the email address for each major phone carrier.

Type your text message as the email subject and don't worry about entering a message body, but remember there's a 140 character limit to text messages so keep it brief just like you would if you were using your cell phone.

Text messaging fees still apply when texting via email.

Phone Carrier SMS Text Email Address
AT&T cellnumber@txt.att.net
Verizon cellnumber@vtext.com
Sprint cellnumber@messaging.sprintpcs.com
T-Mobile cellnumber@tmomail.net
Nextel cellnumber@messaging.nextel.com
Alltel cellnumber@message.alltel.com
Virgin Mobile cellnumber@vmobl.com
US Cellular cellnumber@email.uscc.net
Metro PCS cellnumber@mymetropcs.com

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Question: Your website is incredible - packed with info! Thanks for creating it.

I have an ongoing cell phone problem. I have Verizon (numerous Verizon tech people have checked out the phone with no resolve). I get text messages every single day (about 10-15) that are not for me. They come from all area codes and from ----@vtext.com.

Verizon says my settings are correct and all they can offer is to change my number. I've had this number for so many years, I would much rather not go there but to say that it is annoying is the understatement of the year. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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