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Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 technology  research  practice

A Technology Tip

  • Technology

There are times when a text message gets better attention than an email. And then there are times when you’re not able to text from you phone — for example because you’re at your desk and your phone is… elsewhere. In such cases, you can use your email program to fashion the 160-character message and ship it off to your recipient’s phone.

You only have to know which service your recipient uses (because each service has its own text-as-email address), which is likely to be the case if you’re sending the message to a friend or an office-mate who has a company phone.

In Canada the details are these:

Rogers Wireless: [10-digit phone number]@pcs.rogers.com
Fido: [10-digit phone number]@fido.ca
Telus: [10-digit phone number]@msg.telus.com
Bell Mobility: [10-digit phone number]@txt.bell.ca
Kudo Mobile: [10-digit phone number]@msg.koodomobile.com
MTS: [10-digit phone number]@text.mtsmobility.com
President’s Choice: [10-digit phone number]@txt.bell.ca
Sasktel: [10-digit phone number]@sms.sasktel.com
Solo: [10-digit phone number]@txt.bell.ca
Virgin: [10-digit phone number]@vmobile.ca

And in the US this is what you need to know:

AT&T: [10-digit phone number]@txt.att.net
Qwest: [10-digit phone number]@qwestmp.com
T-Mobile: [10-digit phone number]@tmomail.net
Verizon: [10-digit phone number]@vtext.com
Sprint: [10-digit phone number]@messaging.sprintpcs.com or [10-digit phone number]@pm.sprint.com
Virgin Mobile: [10-digit phone number]@vmobl.com
Nextel: [10-digit phone number]@messaging.nextel.com
Alltel: [10-digit phone number]@message.alltel.com
Metro PCS: [10-digit phone number]@mymetropcs.com
Powertel: [10-digit phone number]@ptel.com
Suncom: [10-digit phone number]@tms.suncom.com
U.S. Cellular: [10-digit phone number]@email.uscc.net
Cingular: [10-digit phone number]@cingularme.com

Remember that you’re limited to 160 characters, so don’t clutter things up with your signature or disclaimer.

4 comments on Send a Text Message to a Mobile Phone via Email

  1. Pete says:

    Hi Steve, HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! !. Sorry that TV crapped out. I guess you would have to talk to each other instead of watching TV. Yes Sat was busy specially in the PM. Hope you have a awesome Pete/Diane PS used computer to write this text message

  2. Sabirah says:

    How do you text message a phone number?

  3. Jack says:

    This was all really usefull, thanks for compilling the list. Any ideas if this works in an area in the Yukon that still uses CDMA?

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