Sending SMS text messages to your friends, coworkers
and family is a great way to relay a quick message when a phone call is
inconvenient or is not necessary.
Cell phone service providers also know this, and charge fees for
sending text messages.
Here are a few ways to avoid those fees:
Sending text messages to
mobile phones right from your PC using your email client, or web
Sending text messages to mobile
phones using the email client or browser based email on your smart
An SMS gateway is a service offering transmission or
receipt of SMS messages with or without the use of a mobile phone.
Typical use of a gateway would be to forward simple e-mail to a
mobile phone recipient.
SMS: Short Message Service Abbreviated as SMS:
the transmission of short text messages to and from a mobile phone,
fax machine and/or IP address.
MMS: Multimedia Messaging Service:
MMS can contain any combination of text, images, and audio.
With a little bit of set up, one can add a
customized email address for texting a persons cell phone, to their
One can then use email service to replace out going SMS and
MMS text messages, with out incurring the SMS, MMS charges.
Send SMS and MMS messages through your email client.
Following are formats for some popular carriers:
[10-digit phone number]@message.alltel.com
AT&T (formerly Cingular)
[10-digit phone number]@txt.att.net
[10-digit phone number]@mms.att.net (MMS)
[10-digit phone number]@cingularme.com
[10-digit phone number]@myboostmobile.com
Nextel (now Sprint Nextel)
[10-digit telephone number]@messaging.nextel.com
Sprint PCS (now Sprint Nextel)
[10-digit phone number]@messaging.sprintpcs.com
[10-digit phone number]@pm.sprint.com (MMS)
[10-digit phone number]@tmomail.net
[10-digit phone number]email.uscc.net (SMS)
[10-digit phone number]@mms.uscc.net (MMS)
[10-digit phone number]@vtext.com
[10-digit phone number]@vzwpix.com (MMS)
Virgin Mobile USA
[10-digit phone number]@vmobl.com