Use Email to Send Text Messages (SMS) to Mobile Phones for Free

Sometimes being able to send out a quick text message to someone you know would definitely be helpful. But what if you are at your computer and can not use your mobile phone? Just fire up your favorite email account and get that message out using the SMS Gateway addresses that we have collected together for you.

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Photo by Steve Webel.

Note: Sending an email is always free, but the person that receives the message will probably be charged for a text message. Keep that in mind when using this.

Sending Text Messages

To get started simply enter the SMS Gateway address in the same way that you would with an email address, compose your message, and then send it on its’ way.

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In just a short while your family, friends, or coworkers will have the new SMS show up on their mobile.

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SMS Gateway Listing

To use the SMS Gateway addresses shown here enter the 10 digit mobile phone number for the person you are sending a message to in front of the appropriate address (i.e. 1234567890@carrier.com).

Note: SMS Gateways shown here are for U.S. carriers only (links for additional U.S. & International carriers at end of article).

Alltel Wireless mobile-number@message.Alltel.com (SMS & MMS)
mobile-number@text.wireless.alltel.com (SMS) mobile-number@mms.alltel.net (MMS)
AT&T Wireless mobile-number@txt.att.net (SMS)
mobile-number@mms.att.net (MMS)
AT&T Mobility (formerly Cingular) mobile-number@cingularme.com
mobile-number@mobile.mycingular.com
Boost Mobile mobile-number@myboostmobile.com
Cricket mobile-number@sms.mycricket.com (SMS)
mobile-number@mms.mycricket.com (MMS)
Metro PCS mobile-number@mymetropcs.com
Sprint (PCS) mobile-number@messaging.sprintpcs.com SMS)
mobile-number@pm.sprint.com (MMS)
Sprint (Nextel) mobile-number@page.nextel.com (SMS)
mobile-number@messaging.nextel.com (Rich Messaging)
Straight Talk mobile-number@VTEXT.COM (SMS)
mobile-number@mypixmessages.com (MMS)
T-Mobile mobile-number@tmomail.net (MMS)
U.S. Cellular mobile-number@email.uscc.net (SMS)
mobile-number@mms.uscc.net (MMS)
Verizon mobile-number@vtext.com (SMS)
mobile-number@vzwpix.com (MMS)
Virgin Mobile mobile-number@vmobl.com (SMS)
mobile-number@vmpix.com (MMS)

Finding Additional SMS Gateway Addresses

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If your mobile phone carrier is not listed here you can find additional SMS Gateway addresses for the U.S. and International companies using these websites.

List of SMS gateways (Wikipedia)

Email to SMS Gateways, Complete List

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) email delivery

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 08/31/10
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