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 "email@example.com" while Verizon phones are "firstname.lastname@example.org."
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.)
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]@teleflip.com Example: email@example.com More information on Teleflip
This page last updated 7/2/2008
I want to hear from you! Use the comments link (below) to give me your comments, questions, or corrections. # posted by Dylan @ 7/17/2006
This is such an amazing resource. Thank you! You rule :)
# posted by Anonymous : 2:30 PM, September 02, 2006
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!
# posted by JesusLovesYou : 3:39 PM, September 22, 2006
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
# posted by Anonymous : 8:42 AM, September 29, 2006
With my children living out of state and not always being able to get in touch with them teleflip.com is wonderful! Thank you for making this connection for me.
# posted by Anonymous : 11:00 AM, October 12, 2006
Thanks for the resource! You rocks!!!
# posted by Anonymous : 3:29 PM, December 07, 2006
fyi, if the Cingular customer orignially had service via AT&T, then the address is [10-digit phone number]@mmode.com
# posted by Anonymous : 11:50 AM, December 18, 2006
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 (www.orange.co.uk), but they aren't forthcoming. Can you offer any advice? Thank you!
# posted by Anonymous : 9:30 PM, December 25, 2006
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
Re Centennial Wireless: The email format may be firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
# posted by Anonymous : 12:08 PM, February 01, 2007
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...
# posted by Anonymous : 2:19 PM, February 09, 2007
RE: THe problem is that when I send to email@example.com 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.
Oddbark.com (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!!!!
SMS is awesome!!! I wanted to sell tickets to a sporting event and I use the SMS thingy on Oddbark.com and it is really amazing! I was getting many responses and was able to unload them without ever getting on a computer. Oddbark.com's use of this feature is fabulous!!!!
When AT&T was Cingular, they let you manage your identity with alias' so you give someone firstname.lastname@example.org (now email@example.com) instead of firstname.lastname@example.org. Now if you go to www.cingularme.com, you get the message of temporarily unavailable, and it's been this way for 6+ months. Tough to manage identities this way.
I found an even cooler site called http://www.enotifyme.com 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.
How do you send an e-mail to someone in ohio using a revol phone?
# posted by Anonymous : 5:35 PM, September 09, 2007
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? thanks
# posted by Anonymous : 10:30 AM, September 10, 2007
Some More Carriers.
Alltel [10-digit phone number]@message.alltel.com Example: email@example.com Web Form
AT&T Wireless (now part of Cingular) [10-digit phone number]@mmode.com Example: firstname.lastname@example.org
Boost Mobile [10-digit phone number]@myboostmobile.com Example: email@example.com Web Form
Cingular [10-digit phone number]@mobile.mycingular.com OR [10-digit number]@cingularme.com Example: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nextel (now part of Sprint Nextel) [10-digit telephone number]@messaging.nextel.com Example: email@example.com Web Form
Sprint PCS (now Sprint Nextel) [10-digit phone number]@messaging.sprintpcs.com Example: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Form
T-Mobile [10-digit phone number]@tmomail.net Example: email@example.com Web Form
Verizon [10-digit phone number]@vtext.com Example: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Form
Virgin Mobile USA [10-digit phone number]@vmobl.com Example: email@example.com Web Form
Other Carriers: 3 River Wireless firstname.lastname@example.org ACS Wireless email@example.com Advantage Communications firstname.lastname@example.org Airtouch Pagers email@example.com Airtouch Pagers firstname.lastname@example.org Airtouch Pagers email@example.com Airtouch Pagers firstname.lastname@example.org AlphNow email@example.com Alltel firstname.lastname@example.org Alltel PCS email@example.com Ameritech Paging firstname.lastname@example.org Ameritech Paging email@example.com Ameritech Clearpath firstname.lastname@example.org Andhra Pradesh Airtel email@example.com Arch Pagers (PageNet) firstname.lastname@example.org Arch Pagers (PageNet) email@example.com Arch Pagers (PageNet) firstname.lastname@example.org AT&T PCS email@example.com AT&T Pocketnet PCS firstname.lastname@example.org Beepwear email@example.com BeeLine GSM firstname.lastname@example.org Bell Atlantic email@example.com Bell Canada firstname.lastname@example.org Bell Canada email@example.com Bell Mobility (Canada) firstname.lastname@example.org Bell Mobility email@example.com Bell South (Blackberry) firstname.lastname@example.org Bell South email@example.com Bell South firstname.lastname@example.org Bell South email@example.com Bell South firstname.lastname@example.org Bell South Mobility email@example.com Blue Sky Frog firstname.lastname@example.org Bluegrass Cellular email@example.com Boost firstname.lastname@example.org BPL mobile email@example.comCable & wireless, Panama firstname.lastname@example.orgCarolina Mobile Communications email@example.com Cellular One East Coast firstname.lastname@example.org Cellular One South West email@example.com Cellular One PCS firstname.lastname@example.org Cellular One email@example.com Cellular One firstname.lastname@example.org Cellular One email@example.com Cellular One firstname.lastname@example.org Cellular One email@example.com Cellular One firstname.lastname@example.org Cellular One West email@example.com Cellular South firstname.lastname@example.org Central Vermont Communications email@example.com CenturyTel firstname.lastname@example.org Chennai RPG Cellular email@example.com Chennai Skycell / Airtel firstname.lastname@example.org Cincinnati Bell email@example.com Cingular firstname.lastname@example.org Cingular Wireless email@example.com Cingular Wireless firstname.lastname@example.org Cingular Wireless email@example.com Clearnet firstname.lastname@example.org Comcast email@example.com Communication Specialists firstname.lastname@example.org Communication Specialist Companies email@example.com Comviq firstname.lastname@example.org Cook Paging email@example.com Corr Wireless Communications firstname.lastname@example.org Delhi Aritel email@example.com Delhi Hutch firstname.lastname@example.org Digi-Page / Page Kansas email@example.com Dobson Cellular Systems firstname.lastname@example.org Dobson-Alex Wireless / Dobson-Cellular One email@example.com DT T-Mobile firstname.lastname@example.org Dutchtone / Orange-NL email@example.com Edge Wireless firstname.lastname@example.org EMT email@example.com Escotel firstname.lastname@example.org Fido email@example.com Galaxy Corporation firstname.lastname@example.org GCS Paging email@example.com Goa BPLMobil firstname.lastname@example.org Golden Telecom email@example.com GrayLink / Porta-Phone firstname.lastname@example.org GTE email@example.com GTE firstname.lastname@example.org GTE email@example.com Gujarat Celforce firstname.lastname@example.org Houston Cellular email@example.com Idea Cellular firstname.lastname@example.org Infopage Systems email@example.com Inland Cellular Telephone firstname.lastname@example.org The Indiana Paging Co email@example.com JSM Tele-Page firstname.lastname@example.org Kerala Escotel email@example.com Kolkata Airtel firstname.lastname@example.org Kyivstar email@example.com Lauttamus Communication firstname.lastname@example.org LMT email@example.com Maharashtra BPL Mobile firstname.lastname@example.org Maharashtra Idea Cellular email@example.com Manitoba Telecom Systems firstname.lastname@example.org MCI Phone email@example.com MCI firstname.lastname@example.org Meteor email@example.com Meteor firstname.lastname@example.org Metrocall email@example.com Metrocall 2-way firstname.lastname@example.org Metro PCS email@example.com Metro PCS firstname.lastname@example.org Microcell email@example.com Midwest Wireless firstname.lastname@example.org MiWorld email@example.com Mobilecom PA firstname.lastname@example.org Mobilecomm email@example.com Mobileone firstname.lastname@example.org Mobilfone email@example.com Mobility Bermuda firstname.lastname@example.org Mobistar Belgium email@example.com Mobitel Tanzania firstname.lastname@example.org Mobtel Srbija email@example.com Morris Wireless firstname.lastname@example.org Motient email@example.com Movistar firstname.lastname@example.org Mumbai BPL Mobile email@example.com Mumbai Orange firstname.lastname@example.org NBTel email@example.com Netcom firstname.lastname@example.org Nextel email@example.com Nextel firstname.lastname@example.org Nextel email@example.com NPI Wireless firstname.lastname@example.org Ntelos email@example.com O2 firstname.lastname@example.org O2 (M-mail) email@example.com Omnipoint firstname.lastname@example.org Omnipoint email@example.com One Connect Austria firstname.lastname@example.org OnlineBeep email@example.com Optus Mobile firstname.lastname@example.org Orange email@example.com Orange Mumbai firstname.lastname@example.org Orange - NL / Dutchtone email@example.com Oskar firstname.lastname@example.org P&T Luxembourg email@example.com Pacific Bell firstname.lastname@example.org PageMart email@example.com PageMart Advanced /2way firstname.lastname@example.org PageMart Canada email@example.com PageNet Canada firstname.lastname@example.org PageOne NorthWest email@example.com PCS One firstname.lastname@example.org Personal Communication email@example.com (number in subject line) Pioneer / Enid Cellular firstname.lastname@example.org PlusGSM email@example.com Pondicherry BPL Mobile firstname.lastname@example.org Powertel email@example.com Price Communications firstname.lastname@example.org Primco number@email@example.com Primtel firstname.lastname@example.org ProPage email@example.com Public Service Cellular firstname.lastname@example.org Qualcomm email@example.com Qwest firstname.lastname@example.org RAM Page email@example.com Rogers AT&T Wireless firstname.lastname@example.org Rogers Canada email@example.com Safaricom firstname.lastname@example.org Satelindo GSM email@example.com Satellink firstname.lastname@example.org SBC Ameritech Paging email@example.com SCS-900 firstname.lastname@example.org SFR France email@example.com Skytel Pagers firstname.lastname@example.org Skytel Pagers email@example.com Simple Freedom firstname.lastname@example.org Smart Telecom email@example.com Southern LINC firstname.lastname@example.org Southwestern Bell email@example.com Sprint firstname.lastname@example.org Sprint PCS email@example.com ST Paging firstname.lastname@example.org SunCom email@example.com SunCom firstname.lastname@example.org Sunrise Mobile email@example.com Sunrise Mobile firstname.lastname@example.org Surewest Communicaitons email@example.com Swisscom firstname.lastname@example.org T-Mobile email@example.com T-Mobile firstname.lastname@example.org T-Mobile Austria email@example.com T-Mobile Germany firstname.lastname@example.org T-Mobile UK email@example.com Tamil Nadu BPL Mobile firstname.lastname@example.org Tele2 Latvia email@example.com Telefonica Movistar firstname.lastname@example.org Telenor email@example.com Teletouch firstname.lastname@example.org Telia Denmark email@example.com Telus firstname.lastname@example.org TIM email@example.com Triton firstname.lastname@example.org TSR Wireless email@example.com TSR Wireless firstname.lastname@example.org UMC email@example.com Unicel firstname.lastname@example.org Uraltel email@example.com US Cellular firstname.lastname@example.org US Cellular email@example.com US West firstname.lastname@example.org Uttar Pradesh Escotel email@example.com Verizon Pagers firstname.lastname@example.org Verizon PCS email@example.com Verizon PCS firstname.lastname@example.org Vessotel email@example.com Virgin Mobile firstname.lastname@example.org Virgin Mobile email@example.com Vodafone Italy firstname.lastname@example.org Vodafone Japan email@example.com Vodafone Japan firstname.lastname@example.org Vodafone Japan email@example.com Vodafone Spain firstname.lastname@example.org Vodafone UK email@example.com VoiceStream / T-Mobile firstname.lastname@example.org WebLink Wiereless email@example.com WebLink Wiereless firstname.lastname@example.org West Central Wireless email@example.com Western Wireless firstname.lastname@example.org
You have the email address for AT&T phones incorrect. Here is a sample of the correct address email@example.com
# posted by Anonymous : 11:39 PM, November 16, 2007
Virgin Canada: firstname.lastname@example.org
# posted by Anonymous : 8:56 AM, November 18, 2007
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 "@t-mobile.uk.net."
What am I doing wrong here? If I normally dial his number as 01144/867-867-5309, shouldn't email@example.com be the correct address? Or at least firstname.lastname@example.org 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 ;) Allison
# posted by Anonymous : 11:55 PM, November 18, 2007
your the best
# posted by Anonymous : 9:37 AM, November 23, 2007
How can i forward a free sms to unitel - Angola?can you help me?
# posted by Anonymous : 6:47 AM, November 25, 2007
Awesome! This helped me to get Updates and Flight Info for all the Holiday Travelers in the family.
I emailed email@example.com 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.
# posted by Anonymous : 7:47 PM, December 05, 2007
does anyone know the sms or mms code for pocket? service is Pocket Communications. please help
# posted by Anonymous : 8:43 PM, December 17, 2007
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?
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?
Please Research the Teleflip.com 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: http://blog.donnfelker.com/2007/09/10/TextingSMSYourMobilePhoneFromNETOrAnyOtherTechnology.aspx
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?
# posted by Anonymous : 11:27 AM, January 28, 2008
Then there are companies that sell a program that get all the cell numbers located on the net . http://www.cellphonespider.com is one of them
can somebody please tell me how to remove myself from the utext.com advertisers that text my phone at 4am 11pm etc. They say do my number firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com if u know
Great resource, as many have said. AT&T is the XXXXXXXXXX@txt.att.net or mms.att.net, 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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
My phone is a prepaid from Net10. I tried sending a picture to my phone email@example.com 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?
# posted by Anonymous : 11:01 AM, September 03, 2008
This is was useful and did the trick.
# posted by Anonymous : 11:15 AM, September 10, 2008
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.
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
# posted by Anonymous : 7:47 AM, September 16, 2008
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!! firstname.lastname@example.org
# posted by Anonymous : 8:29 PM, September 16, 2008
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
# posted by Anonymous : 6:17 PM, September 19, 2008
Metro pcs is easy the ten email@example.com 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! www.floridavillasmanagement.com
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
Hi, I ve to automatically send SMS to Airtel and Tata Indicom Cell Phones in Andhra Pradesh, India. For, I'm sending as No@airtelap.com. 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
# posted by Anonymous : 8:48 AM, November 03, 2008
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?
# posted by Anonymous : 8:31 PM, November 05, 2008
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.
# posted by Anonymous : 9:35 AM, November 06, 2008
how do i send a virus to a friend for fun?
# posted by Anonymous : 1:19 AM, November 07, 2008
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?
# posted by Anonymous : 9:03 AM, November 08, 2008
I tried this. I got a message saying "attachment removed". WTH?
# posted by Anonymous : 10:55 AM, November 09, 2008
WOW THIS IS SO COOL THX BUT NOW HOW DO I SEND PICTURE MESSAGES FROM EMAIL TO A CELL PHONE?....