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 "firstname.lastname@example.org" while Verizon phones are "email@example.com."
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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. I'd like to send from email and set the reply to number to be my cell number. any thoughts -- please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Re Centennial Wireless: The email format may be email@example.com, 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 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.
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 email@example.com (now firstname.lastname@example.org) instead of email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Form
AT&T Wireless (now part of Cingular) [10-digit phone number]@mmode.com Example: email@example.com
Boost Mobile [10-digit phone number]@myboostmobile.com Example: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Form
Cingular [10-digit phone number]@mobile.mycingular.com OR [10-digit number]@cingularme.com Example: email@example.com
Nextel (now part of Sprint Nextel) [10-digit telephone number]@messaging.nextel.com Example: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Form
Sprint PCS (now Sprint Nextel) [10-digit phone number]@messaging.sprintpcs.com Example: email@example.com Web Form
T-Mobile [10-digit phone number]@tmomail.net Example: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Form
Verizon [10-digit phone number]@vtext.com Example: email@example.com Web Form
Virgin Mobile USA [10-digit phone number]@vmobl.com Example: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Form
Other Carriers: 3 River Wireless email@example.com ACS Wireless firstname.lastname@example.org Advantage Communications email@example.com Airtouch Pagers firstname.lastname@example.org Airtouch Pagers email@example.com Airtouch Pagers firstname.lastname@example.org Airtouch Pagers email@example.com AlphNow firstname.lastname@example.org Alltel email@example.com Alltel PCS firstname.lastname@example.org Ameritech Paging email@example.com Ameritech Paging firstname.lastname@example.org Ameritech Clearpath email@example.com Andhra Pradesh Airtel firstname.lastname@example.org Arch Pagers (PageNet) email@example.com Arch Pagers (PageNet) firstname.lastname@example.org Arch Pagers (PageNet) email@example.com AT&T PCS firstname.lastname@example.org AT&T Pocketnet PCS email@example.com Beepwear firstname.lastname@example.org BeeLine GSM email@example.com Bell Atlantic firstname.lastname@example.org Bell Canada email@example.com Bell Canada firstname.lastname@example.org Bell Mobility (Canada) email@example.com Bell Mobility firstname.lastname@example.org Bell South (Blackberry) email@example.com Bell South firstname.lastname@example.org Bell South email@example.com Bell South firstname.lastname@example.org Bell South email@example.com Bell South Mobility firstname.lastname@example.org Blue Sky Frog email@example.com Bluegrass Cellular firstname.lastname@example.org Boost email@example.com BPL mobile firstname.lastname@example.orgCable & wireless, Panama email@example.comCarolina Mobile Communications firstname.lastname@example.org Cellular One East Coast email@example.com Cellular One South West firstname.lastname@example.org Cellular One PCS 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 email@example.com Cellular One West firstname.lastname@example.org Cellular South email@example.com Central Vermont Communications firstname.lastname@example.org CenturyTel email@example.com Chennai RPG Cellular firstname.lastname@example.org Chennai Skycell / Airtel email@example.com Cincinnati Bell firstname.lastname@example.org Cingular email@example.com Cingular Wireless firstname.lastname@example.org Cingular Wireless email@example.com Cingular Wireless firstname.lastname@example.org Clearnet email@example.com Comcast firstname.lastname@example.org Communication Specialists email@example.com Communication Specialist Companies firstname.lastname@example.org Comviq email@example.com Cook Paging firstname.lastname@example.org Corr Wireless Communications email@example.com Delhi Aritel firstname.lastname@example.org Delhi Hutch email@example.com Digi-Page / Page Kansas firstname.lastname@example.org Dobson Cellular Systems email@example.com Dobson-Alex Wireless / Dobson-Cellular One firstname.lastname@example.org DT T-Mobile email@example.com Dutchtone / Orange-NL firstname.lastname@example.org Edge Wireless email@example.com EMT firstname.lastname@example.org Escotel email@example.com Fido firstname.lastname@example.org Galaxy Corporation email@example.com GCS Paging firstname.lastname@example.org Goa BPLMobil email@example.com Golden Telecom firstname.lastname@example.org GrayLink / Porta-Phone email@example.com GTE firstname.lastname@example.org GTE email@example.com GTE firstname.lastname@example.org Gujarat Celforce email@example.com Houston Cellular firstname.lastname@example.org Idea Cellular email@example.com Infopage Systems firstname.lastname@example.org Inland Cellular Telephone email@example.com The Indiana Paging Co firstname.lastname@example.org JSM Tele-Page email@example.com Kerala Escotel firstname.lastname@example.org Kolkata Airtel email@example.com Kyivstar firstname.lastname@example.org Lauttamus Communication email@example.com LMT firstname.lastname@example.org Maharashtra BPL Mobile email@example.com Maharashtra Idea Cellular firstname.lastname@example.org Manitoba Telecom Systems email@example.com MCI Phone firstname.lastname@example.org MCI email@example.com Meteor firstname.lastname@example.org Meteor email@example.com Metrocall firstname.lastname@example.org Metrocall 2-way email@example.com Metro PCS firstname.lastname@example.org Metro PCS email@example.com Microcell firstname.lastname@example.org Midwest Wireless email@example.com MiWorld firstname.lastname@example.org Mobilecom PA email@example.com Mobilecomm firstname.lastname@example.org Mobileone email@example.com Mobilfone firstname.lastname@example.org Mobility Bermuda email@example.com Mobistar Belgium firstname.lastname@example.org Mobitel Tanzania email@example.com Mobtel Srbija firstname.lastname@example.org Morris Wireless email@example.com Motient firstname.lastname@example.org Movistar email@example.com Mumbai BPL Mobile firstname.lastname@example.org Mumbai Orange email@example.com NBTel firstname.lastname@example.org Netcom email@example.com Nextel firstname.lastname@example.org Nextel email@example.com Nextel firstname.lastname@example.org NPI Wireless email@example.com Ntelos firstname.lastname@example.org O2 email@example.com O2 (M-mail) firstname.lastname@example.org Omnipoint email@example.com Omnipoint firstname.lastname@example.org One Connect Austria email@example.com OnlineBeep firstname.lastname@example.org Optus Mobile email@example.com Orange firstname.lastname@example.org Orange Mumbai email@example.com Orange - NL / Dutchtone firstname.lastname@example.org Oskar email@example.com P&T Luxembourg firstname.lastname@example.org Pacific Bell email@example.com PageMart firstname.lastname@example.org PageMart Advanced /2way email@example.com PageMart Canada firstname.lastname@example.org PageNet Canada email@example.com PageOne NorthWest firstname.lastname@example.org PCS One email@example.com Personal Communication firstname.lastname@example.org (number in subject line) Pioneer / Enid Cellular email@example.com PlusGSM firstname.lastname@example.org Pondicherry BPL Mobile email@example.com Powertel firstname.lastname@example.org Price Communications email@example.com Primco number@firstname.lastname@example.org Primtel email@example.com ProPage firstname.lastname@example.org Public Service Cellular email@example.com Qualcomm firstname.lastname@example.org Qwest email@example.com RAM Page firstname.lastname@example.org Rogers AT&T Wireless email@example.com Rogers Canada firstname.lastname@example.org Safaricom email@example.com Satelindo GSM firstname.lastname@example.org Satellink email@example.com SBC Ameritech Paging firstname.lastname@example.org SCS-900 email@example.com SFR France firstname.lastname@example.org Skytel Pagers email@example.com Skytel Pagers firstname.lastname@example.org Simple Freedom email@example.com Smart Telecom firstname.lastname@example.org Southern LINC email@example.com Southwestern Bell firstname.lastname@example.org Sprint email@example.com Sprint PCS firstname.lastname@example.org ST Paging email@example.com SunCom firstname.lastname@example.org SunCom email@example.com Sunrise Mobile firstname.lastname@example.org Sunrise Mobile email@example.com Surewest Communicaitons firstname.lastname@example.org Swisscom email@example.com T-Mobile firstname.lastname@example.org T-Mobile email@example.com T-Mobile Austria firstname.lastname@example.org T-Mobile Germany email@example.com T-Mobile UK firstname.lastname@example.org Tamil Nadu BPL Mobile email@example.com Tele2 Latvia firstname.lastname@example.org Telefonica Movistar email@example.com Telenor firstname.lastname@example.org Teletouch email@example.com Telia Denmark firstname.lastname@example.org Telus email@example.com TIM firstname.lastname@example.org Triton email@example.com TSR Wireless firstname.lastname@example.org TSR Wireless email@example.com UMC firstname.lastname@example.org Unicel email@example.com Uraltel firstname.lastname@example.org US Cellular email@example.com US Cellular firstname.lastname@example.org US West email@example.com Uttar Pradesh Escotel firstname.lastname@example.org Verizon Pagers email@example.com Verizon PCS firstname.lastname@example.org Verizon PCS email@example.com Vessotel firstname.lastname@example.org Virgin Mobile email@example.com Virgin Mobile firstname.lastname@example.org Vodafone Italy email@example.com Vodafone Japan firstname.lastname@example.org Vodafone Japan email@example.com Vodafone Japan firstname.lastname@example.org Vodafone Spain email@example.com Vodafone UK firstname.lastname@example.org VoiceStream / T-Mobile email@example.com WebLink Wiereless firstname.lastname@example.org WebLink Wiereless email@example.com West Central Wireless firstname.lastname@example.org Western Wireless email@example.com
You have the email address for AT&T phones incorrect. Here is a sample of the correct address firstname.lastname@example.org
# posted by Anonymous : 11:39 PM, November 16, 2007
Virgin Canada: email@example.com
# 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 firstname.lastname@example.org be the correct address? Or at least email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!! email@example.com
# 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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?....