How to send email to a phone

SMS isn't just for sending text messages from one phone to another -- it's also a great way to get email messages on your phone.

Yes, you can get email on your phone! All you need to know is your cell phone's email address.

Most carriers have "SMS gateways" which take email messages from the Internet and deliver them to their customers' cell phones as SMS text messages. The trick is that you need to know what carrier the recipient's phone is on -- it's not enough to know their phone number. That's because the carrier determines what the email address of the receiving phone is going to be. For example, Cingular phones' address are all "" while Verizon phones are ""

Sound complicated? It's not. All you really need to do is find your carrier in the list below, and then use the pattern shown there to figure out your email address. If you want to send email to a friend's phone, just ask them which carrier they use, and off you go!

(Note: For each carrier, I'll include a link to a page with more detailed information on how SMS works with that carrier, how much it costs, and where you can find more information. In the list below, just click any carrier's highlighted name to find out more.)

[10-digit phone number]

AT&T (formerly Cingular)
[10-digit phone number]

Boost Mobile
[10-digit phone number]

Nextel (now part of Sprint Nextel)
[10-digit telephone number]

Sprint PCS (now Sprint Nextel)
[10-digit phone number]

[10-digit phone number]

[10-digit phone number]

Virgin Mobile USA
[10-digit phone number]

Note: If all this seems complicated, there's an easier way to send email to any phone, no matter what its carrier. Just address it to [10-digit phone number]
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This page last updated 7/2/2008

This is such an amazing resource. Thank you! You rule :)
Beyond GSM does offer SMS, and it costs 8 cents/message to send an SMS and 6 cents/message to receive one on your Beyond GSM phone. However, I haven't been able to find out if Beyond GSM phones have email addresses ... I'm still searching though, and will post the information when I find it!
Thank you very much...your site is awesome!!!
Thank you for such simple and actually telling us what our email should look like step by step

I wanted to send a picture of my children for my cell phone

and you helped make it possible for I am not tech smart

and mine is a simple phone just for basics
With my children living out of state and not always being able to get in touch with them is wonderful! Thank you for making this connection for me.
Thanks for the resource! You rocks!!!
fyi, if the Cingular customer orignially had service via AT&T, then the address is [10-digit phone number]
Great web site for U.S. service providers SMS addresses, but can someone explain what's the deal with sending an email from a PC to an int'l cell phone. I want to send an email to a cell phone based in the U.K. whose provider is Orange. I've tried links that say they can facilitate but to no avail. I went to the Orange web site (, but they aren't forthcoming. Can you offer any advice? Thank you!
Does anyone know the email format to use for Centennial Wireless users?
Does anyone know how to set the sender field on the sms-email gateways? I assume there is some header in the email that can be set. THe problem is that when I send to from email, when the message appears on the phone, the sender field has a short number in it, like 512 or 5002, not a number that the end person can reply to. I'd like to send from email and set the reply to number to be my cell number. any thoughts -- please email to
Re Centennial Wireless: The email format may be, according to this page (however, I haven't tested this and don't know for sure.

Re Orange: I can really only cover U.S. carriers on this blog. If Orange's web site doesn't have a form for sending SMSes, I'm afraid you may be out of luck.

As for changing the sender field: Unfortunately, there's no way for you to do this. Many email-to-SMS gateways only handle one-way communication, so you can send an email to someone's phone via SMS, but they can't reply to you. That's why the gateway rewrites the sender field this way.
Do you know anything about how different companies send SMS? I say how you can do it with TeleFlip on your website. Do they find the carrier for you? What about companies like VeriSign?

Thank you, Andrea
Thanks alot for the info
didnt think it would work, thanks
Orange uses
how about trac-phone
Could you please find out mobi pcs's email address as well? Its a original company in Hawaii...Ive been trying to figure it out, but no one seems to put the info on web, even on the website...
RE: THe problem is that when I send to from email, when the message appears on the phone, the sender field has a short number in it, like 512 or 5002, not a number that the end person can reply to.

SOLUTION: Using the original message received on the phone, reply to the SMS message and T-Mobile knows where the header came from and replies properly. At least that has been my expeience.
I want to send message from website to cell phone, and I am using php mail()
But it keeps saying it is from my server email address and I want it to say from
Just fyi, ntelos's is <10-digit number>@

Or, that's my friend's.
And what if you don't want to receive emails from people as text messages that you have to pay for? Is there a way to block this?
i tried it and it worked, but it didn't send my attachment? was it too big? Do i have to do something special for attachments?
What is the email for Cellular One users?!
AT&T Wireless: (now Cingular):
Boost Mobile:
Metro PCS:
Sprint (now Sprint Nextel):
Virgin Mobile:
This is a really wonderful site thank you soo much!!! You saved me from having too call and explain too Sprint what I wanted your the best!!
Is there a more comprehensive list of other countries' carrier sms gateways? for example, what would be the address to send an SMS to someone in U.A.E using "Etisalat" as the wireless provider?

thanks in advance
Here's a link that contains at last count 234 SMS gateway email domains, not just in the U.S. either:

Hope this helps.

What about AMP'D Mobile?
would I be able to email MP3's to my phone?

This is a great resourse!
Great Resource. Thanks!!! (a free classifieds website)uses this fantastic resource. It's users who post ads can get responses from potential buyers. I think it's awesome and it's certainly the wave of the future!!!!
thank u very very much for such info,can u tell me if i have to send email to a phone in india to airtel co what will be email address for airtel co
Have been trying for WEEKS to text an Orange phone in the UK from a Sprint phone here in the US. I am receiving texts, but they are not receiving mine.

I tried their UK number to no avail.
Have spent HOURS on the phone with Sprint, they don't know what is wrong. Any ideas, other loopholes??
Thank you. GB
SMS is awesome!!! I wanted to sell tickets to a sporting event and I use the SMS thingy on and it is really amazing! I was getting many responses and was able to unload them without ever getting on a computer.'s use of this feature is fabulous!!!!
dude. you rock!

new update from cingular now ATT
What is the address for US Cellular?
When AT&T was Cingular, they let you manage your identity with alias' so you give someone (now instead of Now if you go to, you get the message of temporarily unavailable, and it's been this way for 6+ months. Tough to manage identities this way.
U.S. Cellular is 10digit

and to send a text message via the web is

and others at
I found an even cooler site called it allows me to convert my email to voice (email to phone) and listen to it on any landline or mobile phone and I can reply by voice back to the originating sender :) They also allow 'cascading' so I can selectively have emails reach me at home, then on my cell as a text message, then at the office and so on - kind of the ICQ version of what teleflip's 1 trick pony approach is about.
Hello Great info here. My question is sort of the inverse of this posting's title:
How can we forward text messages to an email address (automatically)?
I am looking for a nice way to archive my text messages. It's a great form of communication. It would be great to keep a record of some fun threads.
im looking for the address for mobi pcs. its a provider here in hawaii. any help please?
AT&T is actually: for SMS for MMS


good stuff. be sure that when you send pictures it's not too big (300kb is good), else they won't receive it.

Anyone know how to do this to an Australian phone? Carrier is Telestra.. If you can find out thanks! =P
AT&T needs to be updated in the main list! (see Radiostar's post)
How do you send an e-mail to someone in ohio using a revol phone?
Is there a way to check my email that's being sent to my BoostMobile phone from Outlook Express or any other mail program?
I'm getting SPAMMED on my phone and I'd like to check out or delete the messages before I download them to my phone. Is there a way to get a virus/worm on your phone from this junk?
Some More Carriers.

[10-digit phone number]
Web Form

AT&T Wireless (now part of Cingular)
[10-digit phone number]

Boost Mobile
[10-digit phone number]
Web Form

[10-digit phone number] OR
[10-digit number]

Nextel (now part of Sprint Nextel)
[10-digit telephone number]
Web Form

Sprint PCS (now Sprint Nextel)
[10-digit phone number]
Web Form

[10-digit phone number]
Web Form

[10-digit phone number]
Web Form

Virgin Mobile USA
[10-digit phone number]
Web Form

Other Carriers:
3 River Wireless
ACS Wireless
Advantage Communications
Airtouch Pagers
Airtouch Pagers
Airtouch Pagers
Airtouch Pagers
Alltel PCS
Ameritech Paging
Ameritech Paging
Ameritech Clearpath
Andhra Pradesh Airtel
Arch Pagers (PageNet)
Arch Pagers (PageNet)
Arch Pagers (PageNet)
AT&T Pocketnet PCS
BeeLine GSM
Bell Atlantic
Bell Canada
Bell Canada
Bell Mobility (Canada)
Bell Mobility
Bell South (Blackberry)
Bell South
Bell South
Bell South
Bell South
Bell South Mobility
Blue Sky Frog
Bluegrass Cellular
BPL mobile phonenumber@bplmobile.comCable & wireless, Panama cellnumber@cwmovil.comCarolina Mobile Communications
Cellular One East Coast
Cellular One South West
Cellular One PCS
Cellular One
Cellular One
Cellular One
Cellular One
Cellular One
Cellular One
Cellular One West
Cellular South
Central Vermont Communications
Chennai RPG Cellular
Chennai Skycell / Airtel
Cincinnati Bell
Cingular Wireless
Cingular Wireless
Cingular Wireless
Communication Specialists
Communication Specialist Companies
Cook Paging
Corr Wireless Communications
Delhi Aritel
Delhi Hutch
Digi-Page / Page Kansas
Dobson Cellular Systems
Dobson-Alex Wireless / Dobson-Cellular One
DT T-Mobile
Dutchtone / Orange-NL
Edge Wireless
Galaxy Corporation
GCS Paging
Goa BPLMobil
Golden Telecom
GrayLink / Porta-Phone
Gujarat Celforce
Houston Cellular
Idea Cellular
Infopage Systems
Inland Cellular Telephone
The Indiana Paging Co
JSM Tele-Page
Kerala Escotel
Kolkata Airtel
Lauttamus Communication
Maharashtra BPL Mobile
Maharashtra Idea Cellular
Manitoba Telecom Systems
MCI Phone
Metrocall 2-way
Metro PCS
Metro PCS
Midwest Wireless
Mobilecom PA
Mobility Bermuda
Mobistar Belgium
Mobitel Tanzania
Mobtel Srbija
Morris Wireless
Mumbai BPL Mobile
Mumbai Orange
NPI Wireless
O2 (M-mail)
One Connect Austria
Optus Mobile
Orange Mumbai
Orange - NL / Dutchtone
P&T Luxembourg
Pacific Bell
PageMart Advanced /2way
PageMart Canada
PageNet Canada
PageOne NorthWest
Personal Communication (number in subject line)
Pioneer / Enid Cellular
Pondicherry BPL Mobile
Price Communications
Public Service Cellular
RAM Page
Rogers AT&T Wireless
Rogers Canada
Satelindo GSM
SBC Ameritech Paging
SFR France
Skytel Pagers
Skytel Pagers
Simple Freedom
Smart Telecom
Southern LINC
Southwestern Bell
Sprint PCS
ST Paging
Sunrise Mobile
Sunrise Mobile
Surewest Communicaitons
T-Mobile Austria
T-Mobile Germany
T-Mobile UK
Tamil Nadu BPL Mobile
Tele2 Latvia
Telefonica Movistar
Telia Denmark
TSR Wireless
TSR Wireless
US Cellular
US Cellular
US West
Uttar Pradesh Escotel
Verizon Pagers
Verizon PCS
Verizon PCS
Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
Vodafone Italy
Vodafone Japan
Vodafone Japan
Vodafone Japan
Vodafone Spain
Vodafone UK
VoiceStream / T-Mobile
WebLink Wiereless
WebLink Wiereless
West Central Wireless
Western Wireless
Any thoughts on how to print text messages in my inbox, or at least get them on my computer? I've been told to forward to my email, but the original sender information was not included.

I need the carrier address from unitel (angola). can you help me ? I have already tryed, and dont work

I need this secret
Please !!!!

Simone from Brazil
HI All, this really looks great. Could anyone tell me if I can do this to Digicel or UTS in the Caribbean ?
fantastic! im looking for the carrier address for etisalat (in the UAE). can anyone help? thanks!
can you send the message to an international cell phone?
Hello All

I need please the codes for the following UK mobile providers:


Help me please!!!

Ben in London
Virgin Email-2-SMS not worked.
omg, PLEASE help me with this... i made some ring tones and i want to send them from my computer to my verizon cell phone. how do i do it???? anything you can offer help wise?
Does anyone know how can a cdma phone from Metro PCS send a msg. to a sms network (telcell mx, tigo gt). thank you
Need help to send a text message to Orange mobile in Ivory Coast(225 country code0
You have the email address for AT&T phones incorrect. Here is a sample of the correct address
Virgin Canada:
Can anyone tell me how to send a text message to a UK T-mobile cell phone from my email? I have tried every arrangement of #s: their ten digit number, 011+ten digs, 01+tendigs, 0+tendigs, 01144+10digs, 4+10digs, 44+10digs & 04+10 digits. These were all followed by ""

What am I doing wrong here? If I normally dial his number as 01144/867-867-5309, shouldn't be the correct address? Or at least work? They all get bounced back to me.

Please help! I don't know what to do... My phone bill was $700 last month, and I need to save every bit that I possibly can!

Thanks so much ;)
your the best
How can i forward a free sms to unitel - Angola?can you help me?
Awesome! This helped me to get Updates and Flight Info for all the Holiday Travelers in the family.

I emailed and cell phone beeped but it "unable to process request....."
so I guess ATT-Rogers has found a way to stop these cheap emails now.
does anyone know the sms or mms code for pocket? service is Pocket Communications. please help
Now the tough question: How can you send email to a land line, to "grandma." I would think that the email has to go through a process of text to voice recognition, and then get fed to a phone service. Is there anything out there?
I would need to know if this will work even in tanzanian carriers?
Actually, all AT&T phones are setup for receiving email sent to [10-digit-number]
Can Someone tell me how to send SMS to BSNL number in India.
Can anyone tell me how to send an email from my computer to someone who has Level 3 Communications as their cell phone provider? Thanks!!

Is there a web service that will give us the carrier name when I give the cellphone number?
Anyone know the address for PC (president's choice) Mobile in Canada?
Q: Is there a web service that will give us the carrier name when I give the cellphone number?

can someone please tell me how do i send an e-mail attachment to a cell phone
I need to know how to send a e-mail attachment from my computer to a cell phone
Hi, since I don't use a phone that often I got a non-contract provider [Pocket Communications] but I can't seem to find the providers address for this kind of phones. Don't have USB cable for the phone or Bluetooth enabled computer (the cellphone does have), how can I find the address or how can I send info [ringtones] to my phone?
does anyone know the one for pocket communications?
Does anyone know one for Kricket
Please Research the domain before you use it. While it is easier to remember, they reserver the right to SELL YOUR EMAIL AND THE RECIPIENT'S PHONE NUMBER to advertisers, as well as save and inspect your text message. If you don't care, use it, but if you do, research them a bit first. You might find it's worth it to just suck it up and figure out the domain for the phone..

A great resource with even more domains can be found here:
Pockets sms is #?Phone?

Hope this helps
this is a great blog and this info is what I need. But permit me a slight detour.

Let's say that using the e-mail won't work, particularly regarding a foreign Mobile carrier. Is there any FREE and SIMPLE way to do this via a PC? I have spent hours on Google/yahoo/ask and I get the same laundry list of returns. Most do not support a PC to Mobile sms from the US to Hungary.(neither do MSN or Yahoo via messenger)
Any solutions?
Then there are companies that sell a program that get all the cell numbers located on the net . is one of them
can someone tell me please how to send an email to a t-mobile phone in england. thanks very much
I tried to send some pictures of my kids to my parents. I attached the pictures as single files but my parents said they can't download the pictures. Could someone help to explain whats wrong?
I need to know how could I send sms to Unitel (Angola), please!!
I looked everywhere, no results...
POCKET wireless gateway is
can someone help me idk what to do i try to i email some stuff i did ans i dont reviece anything on my cell can u tell me the problem
can somebody please tell me how to remove myself from the advertisers that text my phone at 4am 11pm etc. They say do my number and it will remove me but i don't even know how to click onto the links they tell me to i don't know if my phone is capable or not??? plese e-mail me at if u know
can anybody tell me wats the domain for a picture mail to metro pcs
Great resource, as many have said. AT&T is the or, etc. as required. If you are using the new PDA ticketing at Continental Airlines with a Pocket PC (may apply to others like Palm also), it is best (if you can) to send your PDA Eticket to your email. Then you will be emailed a link that will display a bar code right on your PDA screen! No paper to print or lose (if you are like me)! It sounds complicated but it's really slick!
heyy this website is awsome!!!

but how do u send picture email from aol or yahoo to a metro pcs phone?

Thank you
but how do u send picture email from aol or yahoo to a metro pcs phone?
How to send email to a MOBI PCS phone?
Just send email to and your message will be SMS to the phone without having to know which carrier that phone number belongs to. Simple as that.
Tried it already. It doesn't work for MOBI pcs.
Does anyone know the domain for Wataniya
How do you send SMS text to a cellphone in the Philippines whose provider is Globe Telecom (globetel)?
Hi, all
i have 3 queries

1) how to set SENDER name in email, so that receiver can know whom to send reply, i donot need a dummy 4-5 digit number which is set by Carrier gateway.

2) H0w to send MMS ? / How to send attachment by SMS?

3)How to add a line break in sms, once we are sending email to cellphone? Cellphone doesnt identify
or \n\r or \0x0a as new line charachers.. nothing worked...

Any thoughts ..!!!
hi can you let me know the carrier for vodafone india, plz.
thank you.
Thank you! I already pay a monthly fee for unlimited text messaging, so now I can set up my email to forward to my phone. But I only use "clean" emails: the ones that don't receive junk or personal stuff, like photos or video clips. Makes my life much, much easier since I am only accessible for a few minutes between classes and don't have time to bust out the laptop, find a connection, etc. Thank you!
Why do text messages sent via email (email-to-text) not show the sender email address?

When I send an email to my Verizon cell phone my email address does not show up in sender portion of the text message. Instead it shows this:

However, the text message body my email address link appended to it < mailto : myemailname @ myemaildomain >

Clicking on the link with a pda phone opens email application not new a text message. Not sure about non-pda phones...

AT&T email-to-text messages do not include the appended email address. When AT&T customers try to respond to email-to-text messages they do not get an error message and email inbox does not receive the text message response.

Responding to email-to-text messages used to work and show the correct sender address... What happened?

Is there a solution to this problem other than knowing the sender's email address?

I have MOBI service as well and I've tried everything possible to find their service carrier. Just like Hawaii to be (Bassackwards) frustrating but if I find it I will post it. Still searching... Thanks 4 the site it is helpful anyways.
Aloha to all
can anyboby look for telstra (Australia)
tried 10 digit and
but no luck
thanks in advance
how do you send an SMS to Ameralink PCS?
what about sending picture to a cricket phone?
How about sending to Russia via Beeline? Anyone know how?
Is it free? Or does it charge?
for anyone who wants to know centennial wireless's email thing its **********
Does anyone know the SMS gateways for Indonesian cellphone providers such as XL, Indosat and Telkomsel? Thanks
does anyone know how to send a text msg to a Revol phone in Ohio?
This site is an awesome resource!
Can you tell me the SMS gateway for Reliance Communications. Its a CDMA service provider in India.
The address for telstra service phones appears to be however I have not verified this as I am in the US - can someone verify?
Does anyone have the phone email address for a Plateau Wireless phone in Clovis, NM
does anyone know what is the format to send an email to a cellphone recipient in Mexico to the cellphone company Telcel.
Hey yu forgot to put one, Cricket. Here it is so yu can post it up
what about pictures? I've tried sending as an attatchment and it doesn't work.
Very nice tutorial!

Thanks for all the carriers, but there are none for the UK.

Here are a few I know...




My phone is a prepaid from Net10. I tried sending a picture to my phone and it wouldn't let me view or download the picture. However I know I can recieve pictures on my phone, because people have sent pictures to me before. Is there a way I can send a picture from my computer to my phone and then forward it to someone?
How about how to send to customers of BT or Hutchinson 3G in the UK?
Thank you,

This is was useful and did the trick.
I posted this question in yahoo answers but maybe someone here can give me the BEST info...

I have a Unlimited Texting plan with Sprint. Recently I've been texting someone in Mexico, but these TXTs are being charged .20 cents per message (international txt) . Lets say I send these txts but by using the cellular's email of that person in MEX. Will it instead be charged as DOMESTIC TXT?

also is anyone familiar with Mexico's Cellular provider emails???

(Iusacell, Movil, TelCel, Unefon, and ZTE)

I found one for MOVISTAR, but have not tried it yet.
sorry for MOVISTAR is
Does anyone happen to know the e-mail for MetroPCS phones? Or if they even have e-mails?
how about smart telecom here in the philippines
we have a Net10 phone but I'm not sure if I'm looking wrong or they don't have this available? Any help please? Thanks
I see alot of you have bad reviews for centennial wireless. what is the email address to send to the persons phone from my email that would either send them a text or email? Please help!!! I am one who prefers to send a text via email while at work since we are not allowed to touch our phones at work. please email me the answer!!
I was wondering how can i find the email address to send to a cell phone company. there must be an easier way to get the info. i tried search engines but they take so much time. can you let me the best and fastest way to get the sms portal address for a cell phone company
For Alaska telco operators:

Wow! This helped sooooo much!! Thank u, thank u, thank u!!! :)
Teleflip was great while it lasted, but appears now to be defunct.

Has anyone found a replacement that works the same (straightforward) way?
I really need to send a text to a trac phone.... HOW?
How do I send an E-mail to a trac phone from a pc
Im confused. I looke dup this number to find the carrier and its new cingular pcs? so what do i use to send sms?
Metro pcs is easy the ten
It works great just tried so even those of us that don't like throwing our money down the I phone drain can use it and all for metro pcs 4 phones $100.00 unlimited a month.
Just how good does it get!
could you please send me
egypt (vodafone and mobinil)
this site seems to be great,i hope you can help me.Im texting to panama,panama their not reciving them but they can text me,i would like to text them from my email.
i dont no the carrier 507-655-XXXXX
please help
hepm me send email to 507-655 cell number in panama i just cant seem to get it wright.
about MOROCCO can't find any truck !!!!! maroctelecom or medetile
Does anybody know Telkomsel carrier?
ok so I have a stupid iPhone and I need the picture message domain name for Cable and wireless, Jamaica aka BMobile.....Please help..somebody.
Hi, I ve to automatically send SMS to Airtel and Tata Indicom Cell Phones in Andhra Pradesh, India. For, I'm sending as How to send a Tata Indicom Cell phone, I googled a lot could not find any. Can any one help me out? Thanks in advance
hi, i have verizon and i tried to send an email to my phone and it hasnt showed up yet...does anyone know how long it takes for the email to get to your phone?
sir - how to get a sms alert on my mobile everytime I got a email in my inbox ? my phone service provider do not offer such service. Yahoo do not offer such service in my country. I am from asia. many thanks.
how do i send a virus to a friend for fun?
I am looking to send free text messages through my computer to Barbados, the cell phone provider being digicel - can anyone help me with this information?
I tried this. I got a message saying "attachment removed". WTH?
Hi there.

May I link to this post on my blog?

Amy Chorew

Unfortunatly, teleflip stopped operations in August, 2008.