How to Send Email to a Mobile Phone

Ever wanted to send an email urgently to your friend who doesn’t have internet access? Well, you can do so by sending it as a SMS and it’s pretty easy too. All you need to know is your friend’s mobile number. You can then email your friend from your favorite email client. Ok, so the process is pretty easy. Most of mobile carriers offer free Email to SMS gateways which can be used to forward simple text emails to mobile phones. The interesting part is that most of the gateways are free and available to the general public. Two things are essential for sending an email to your friend’s cell phone, his mobile number and the carrier. Here’s a list of free email to SMS gateways for different carriers. You can use as quick reference both for US and international mobile numbers.

Free Email To SMS Gateways (Major US Carriers)

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

Boost Mobile [10-digit phone number]

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

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

T-Mobile [10-digit phone number]

US Cellular [10-digit phone number] (SMS)
[10-digit phone number] (MMS)

Verizon [10-digit phone number]
[10-digit phone number] (MMS)

Virgin Mobile USA [10-digit phone number]

Free Email To SMS Gateways (International + Smaller US):
7-11 Speakout (USA GSM)
Airtel (Karnataka, India)
Airtel Wireless (Montana, USA)
Alaska Communications Systems
AT&T Enterprise Paging
BigRedGiant Mobile Solutions
Bell Mobility & Solo Mobile (Canada)
BPL Mobile (Mumbai, India)
Cellular One (Dobson)
Cingular (Postpaid)
Centennial Wireless
Cingular (GoPhone prepaid) (SMS)
Claro (Brasil)
Claro (Nicaragua)
Cricket (SMS)
Emtel (Mauritius)
Fido (Canada)
General Communications Inc.
Globalstar (satellite)
Illinois Valley Cellular
Iridium (satellite)
i wireless
Koodo Mobile (Canada)
LMT (Latvia)
Meteor (Ireland)
Mero Mobile (Nepal)
Movicom (Argentina)
Mobitel (Sri Lanka)
Movistar (Colombia)
MTN (South Africa)
MTS (Canada)
Nextel (United States)
Nextel (Argentina)
Orange Polska (Poland)
Personal (Argentina)
Plus GSM (Poland)
President’s Choice (Canada)
Rogers (Canada)
SL Interactive (Australia)
Sasktel (Canada)
Setar Mobile email (Aruba)
T-Mobile (Austria)
T-Mobile (UK)
Telus Mobility (Canada)
Thumb Cellular
Tigo (Formerly Ola)
Tracfone (prepaid)
Virgin Mobile (Canada)
Vodacom (South Africa)
Vodafone (Italy)
MobiPCS (Hawaii only)

If you can’t find a gateway for your current provider above then check out the below links.
Tech-faq, mutube, notepage



4 comments for “How to Send Email to a Mobile Phone”

  • nilima

    Gates of memories will never close;
    How much I miss U no 1 knows;
    Days will pass away into years;
    And we’ll think about those memories in Silent tears…..

  • Nilima that’s a nice one 🙂

  • debbie

    nilima, i wanted to ask you if i could copy that, i just lost my dog to bone cancer and i thought i would post that under one of his pictures…it’s been 4 days now and i miss him soooo

  • Hi,

    There is a global email to SMS gateway, that you can use using the format
    i.e., and put the message in the subject line.

    It’s described in more detail here:


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