Send a Text Message To Your Cell Phone From E-mail

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:

5551230987@vtext.com

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

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