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Send a text message online

It is not uncommon for people to want to send a text message online and here we are going to tell you exactly how to send a text message from a computer. The process is easy and it is also free for you the sender, however it may not necessarily be free for the recipient. Our recommended way to send text messages online is via your email account so please read on for how to send a text message from email.

There are several ways that you can send text messages online as online text messaging is something that is very popular with people for several reasons. It may be convenient for you because you are already online at the time, you may be out of call time or credit on your phone and need to get hold of someone, the possibilities are endless. Rest assured though it is possible to send a text message online for free though.

When you search the internet for a way to send a text message online there are plenty of websites who will offer this service free of charge. However, it is vary wise to bear in mind that in order to do this you will have to either have to register your personal details, your cell phone number and your email address, or a combination of these. It is understandable that you may not want to do this, so please read on because there are other ways of how to send a text message from a computer.

One of the easiest ways to send a text message online is doing it via your own email address, we recommend this method because it does not involve you signing up to a third party website who could end up sending you all manor of junk mail and useless information that you don't want when all you are trying to do is send a quick text message online.

How to send a text message from email

So you are on the internet and you are trying to send a text message online, do you know how to send a text message from email? No? Well here is the very straight forward way of doing it.

This quick example will use the main list of network providers in the USA.

After comprising your message in the form of a regular email you will need to ascertain which network provider, or carrier as they are often called, your intended recipient is uses. You will then put the following in the address field of the email:

AT&T: 1234567890@text.att.net
Cricket: 1234567890@sms.mycricket.com
Sprint Nextel: 1234567890@messaging.sprintpcs.com
T-Mobile: 1234567890@tmomail.net
US Cellular: 1234567890@email.USCc.ne
Verizon: 1234567890@vtext.com
Virgin mobile: 1234567890@vmobl.com

For a full list of network providers/carriers in North America please see the foot of this page.

If you are in the UK the email addresses for how to send a text message from email are:

Orange - 12345678901@omail.net or 12345678901@orange.net
O2 - 12345678901@o2.co.uk
T-Mobile - 12345678901@t-mobile.uk.net
Vodafone - 12345678901@vodafone.net

REMEMBER - The '1234567890' above is to be replaced by the phone number of the person that you are sending the online text message to.

If you are unaware of which network provider or carrier that the intended recipient is with then you could always try putting all of the addresses in the too field, remember it does not cost you to send emails and the message will make it's way through as long as one of the addresses that you have included is the correct network provider. It is that east to learn how to send a text message from email.

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Some of the network providers may only allow you to send a certain amount of text messages in any time period, usually per day if it applies. It is also possible for their to be a character limit when you send a text message online like this so perhaps it is best to refrain from writing an essay. If you have a lot to say then break it down into several online text messages, usually no more than 150 characters per text message. We hope that our guide to how to send text a message from email has been useful to you.

If you don't want to use your email address for whatever reason then why not just set up a temporary one to use when you want to send a text message online? This can help you to remain anonymous.

How to send a text message from computer

If you want to know how to send a text message from a computer then the first thing you need to know is that the computer in question must be connected to the internet. If the computer is not connected to the internet you can forget it. There are several ways of sending a text message from a computer other than the recommended method that we have mentioned above.

Sometimes you can send a free online text message from your own cell phone carrier's website, why not visit the site and find out whether this is possible? This may require registration so is a little bit more of a hassle than the above method of how to send a text message from email.

Another way of how to send a text message from computers is via one of the many instant messaging services that millions of people use every day. AIM and Yahoo Messenger provide a function to send an online text message.

AIM - In the recipients name field type +1 followed by their number(remember +1 is for the USA, every country has a different country code)
Yahoo - Input the cell phone number in the text box at the top of the window and press enter.

Here is a full list of network providers/carriers for the USA if you want to send a text message from email

Provider   E-mail to SMS address format
3 River Wireless   xxxxxxxxx@sms.3rivers.net
Advantage Communications   xxxxxxxxx@advantagepaging.com
AirVoice   xxxxxxxxx@mmode.com
Airtouch Pagers   xxxxxxxxx@airtouch.net
Airtouch Pagers   xxxxxxxxx@airtouchpaging.com
Airtouch Pagers   xxxxxxxxx@alphapage.airtouch.com
Airtouch Pagers   xxxxxxxxx@myairmail.com
AllTel   xxxxxxxxx@message.alltel.com
Alltel PCS   xxxxxxxxx@message.alltel.com
Alltel   xxxxxxxxx@alltelmessage.com
Ameritech Paging   xxxxxxxxx@pageapi.com
Arch Pagers (PageNet)   xxxxxxxxx@archwireless.net
Arch Pagers (PageNet)   xxxxxxxxx@epage.arch.com
AT&T   xxxxxxxxx@txt.att.net
Bell South (Blackberry)   xxxxxxxxx@bellsouthtips.com
Bell South Mobility   xxxxxxxxx@blsdcs.net
Bell South   xxxxxxxxx@sms.bellsouth.com
Bell South   xxxxxxxxx@wireless.bellsouth.com
Bluegrass Cellular   xxxxxxxxx@sms.bluecell.com
Boost Mobile   xxxxxxxxx@myboostmobile.com
Boost   xxxxxxxxx@myboostmobile.com
CallPlus   xxxxxxxxx@mmode.com
Carolina Mobile Communications   xxxxxxxxx@cmcpaging.com
Cellular One East Coast   xxxxxxxxx@phone.cellone.net
Cellular One PCS   xxxxxxxxx@paging.cellone-sf.com
Cellular One South West   xxxxxxxxx@swmsg.com
Cellular One West   xxxxxxxxx@mycellone.com
Cellular One   xxxxxxxxx@message.cellone-sf.com
Cellular One   xxxxxxxxx@mobile.celloneusa.com
Cellular One   xxxxxxxxx@sbcemail.com
Cellular South   xxxxxxxxx@csouth1.com
Central Vermont Communications   xxxxxxxxx@cvcpaging.com
CenturyTel   xxxxxxxxx@messaging.centurytel.net
Cingular (GSM)   xxxxxxxxx@cingularme.com
Cingular (TDMA)   xxxxxxxxx@mmode.com
Cingular Wireless   xxxxxxxxx@mobile.mycingular.net
Cingular   xxxxxxxxx@cingularme.com
Communication Specialists   xxxxxxx@pageme.comspeco.net
Cook Paging   xxxxxxxxx@cookmail.com
Corr Wireless Communications   xxxxxxxxx@corrwireless.net
Dobson Communications Corporation   xxxxxxxxx@mobile.dobson.net
Dobson-Alex Wireless / Dobson-Cellular One   xxxxxxxxx@mobile.cellularone.com
Edge Wireless   xxxxxxxxx@sms.edgewireless.com
GCS Paging   xxxxxxxxx@webpager.us
GTE   xxxxxxxxx@gte.pagegate.net
GTE   xxxxxxxxx@messagealert.com
Galaxy Corporation   xxxxxxxxx@sendabeep.net
GrayLink / Porta-Phone   xxxxxxxxx@epage.porta-phone.com
Houston Cellular   xxxxxxxxx@text.houstoncellular.net
Inland Cellular Telephone   xxxxxxxxx@inlandlink.com
JSM Tele-Page   xxxxxxxxx@jsmtel.com
Lauttamus Communication   xxxxxxxxx@e-page.net
MCI Phone   xxxxxxxxx@mci.com
MCI   xxxxxxxxx@pagemci.com
Metro PCS   xxxxxxxxx@metropcs.sms.us
MetroPCS   xxxxxxxxx@mymetropcs.com
Metrocall 2-way   xxxxxxxxx@my2way.com
Metrocall   xxxxxxxxx@page.metrocall.com
Midwest Wireless   xxxxxxxxx@clearlydigital.com
Midwest Wireless   xxxxxxxxx@clearlydigital.com
Mobilecom PA   xxxxxxxxx@page.mobilcom.net
Mobilfone   xxxxxxxxx@page.mobilfone.com
Morris Wireless   xxxxxxxxx@beepone.net
Nextel   xxxxxxxxx@messaging.nextel.com
Nextel   xxxxxxxxx@page.nextel.com
Ntelos   xxxxxxxxx@pcs.ntelos.com
Omnipoint   xxxxxxxxx@omnipoint.com
Omnipoint   xxxxxxxxx@omnipointpcs.com
OnlineBeep   xxxxxxxxx@onlinebeep.net
PCS One   xxxxxxxxx@pcsone.net
Pacific Bell   xxxxxxxxx@pacbellpcs.net
PageMart   xxxxxxxxx@pagemart.net
PageOne NorthWest   xxxxxxxxx@page1nw.com
Pioneer / Enid Cellular   xxxxxxxxx@msg.pioneerenidcellular.com
Price Communications   xxxxxxxxx@mobilecell1se.com
ProPage   xxxxxxxxx@page.propage.net
Public Service Cellular   xxxxxxxxx@sms.pscel.com
Qualcomm   name@pager.qualcomm.com
Qwest   xxxxxxxxx@qwestmp.com
RAM Page   xxxxxxxxx@ram-page.com
ST Paging   pin@page.stpaging.com
Safaricom   xxxxxxxxx@safaricomsms.com
Satelindo GSM   xxxxxxxxx@satelindogsm.com
Satellink   xxxxxxxxx.pageme@satellink.net
Simple Freedom   xxxxxxxxx@text.simplefreedom.net
Skytel Pagers   xxxxxxxxx@email.skytel.com
Skytel Pagers   xxxxxxxxx@skytel.com
Smart Telecom   xxxxxxxxx@mysmart.mymobile.ph
Southern LINC   xxxxxxxxx@page.southernlinc.com
Southwestern Bell   xxxxxxxxx@email.swbw.com
Sprint PCS   xxxxxxxxx@messaging.sprintpcs.com
Sprint   xxxxxxxxx@sprintpaging.com
SunCom   xxxxxxxxx@tms.suncom.com
Surewest Communications   xxxxxxxxx@mobile.surewest.com
T-Mobile   xxxxxxxxx@tmomail.net
TIM   xxxxxxxxx@timnet.com
TSR Wireless   xxxxxxxxx@alphame.com
TSR Wireless   xxxxxxxxx@beep.com
Teletouch   xxxxxxxxx@pageme.teletouch.com
Telus   xxxxxxxxx@msg.telus.com
The Indiana Paging Co   xxxx@pager.tdspager.com
Triton   xxxxxxxxx@tms.suncom.com
US Cellular   xxxxxxxxx@email.uscc.net
USA Mobility   xxxxxxxxx@mobilecomm.net
Unicel   xxxxxxxxx@utext.com
Verizon PCS   xxxxxxxxx@myvzw.com
Verizon Pagers   xxxxxxxxx@myairmail.com
Verizon   xxxxxxxxx@vtext.com
Virgin Mobile   xxxxxxxxx@vmobl.com
Virgin Mobile   xxxxxxxxx@vxtras.com
WebLink Wireless   xxxxxxxxx@pagemart.net
West Central Wireless   xxxxxxxxx@sms.wcc.net
Western Wireless   xxxxxxxxx@cellularonewest.com
Wyndtell   xxxxxxxxx@wyndtell.com

We really do hope that our guide to how to send a text message from a computer has been useful to you. As we have already stated the quickest and most hassle free method of sending a text message online is learning how to send a text message from email.

There is much more to our website than just online text messaging so please have a look round at all of the free information that we have for you such as our list of texting abbreviations and symbols or free funny text messages.

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