This might be old news but I came accross this today and wanted to make a note of it for myself for future reference.
All that you need to do is address the message to the phone number @ the service prodivers designated domain that they use to convert and forward the message content to your mobile device.
What I see interesting in this is being able to send txt messages from a system or service that encounters an error that requires human intervention.
For example, if you want to send a message to someone on a Verizon phone, you would address the e-mail to:
Send your message as normal, and they will get it as a SMS.
All of the providers follow the schema of the 10-digit phone number followed by the @ and then the domain for the provider.
Following is a list of the domains used by the major providers. If you don’t see your provider in the list the search string I used to find each was “send a text message to a cell phone from email [name-of-provider]”
- Alltel: @message.alltel.com
- AT&T: @txt.att.net. To send multimedia messages use @mms.att.net
- Bell Canada: @txt.bellmobility.ca
- Boost Mobile: myboostmobile.com
- Cricket Wireless: @sms.mycricket.com. To send multimedia messages use @mms.mycricket.com
- Metro PCS: @mymetropcs.com or @metropcs.sms.us
- Qwest: @qwestmp.com
- Sprint: @messaging.sprintpcs.com
- T-Mobile: @tmomail.net
- U.S. Cellular: @email.uscc.net
- Verizon: @vtext.com
- Virgin Mobile USA: @vmobl.com