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]@message.alltel.com
Example: 1234567890@message.alltel.com
AT&T (formerly Cingular) [10-digit phone number]@txt.att.net
[10-digit phone number]@mms.att.net (MMS)
[10-digit phone number]@cingularme.com

Boost Mobile [10-digit phone number]@myboostmobile.com

Nextel (now Sprint Nextel) [10-digit telephone number]@messaging.nextel.com

Sprint PCS (now Sprint Nextel) [10-digit phone number]@messaging.sprintpcs.com
[10-digit phone number]@pm.sprint.com (MMS)

T-Mobile [10-digit phone number]@tmomail.net

US Cellular [10-digit phone number]email.uscc.net (SMS)
[10-digit phone number]@mms.uscc.net (MMS)

Verizon [10-digit phone number]@vtext.com
[10-digit phone number]@vzwpix.com (MMS)

Virgin Mobile USA [10-digit phone number]@vmobl.com

Free Email To SMS Gateways (International + Smaller US):
7-11 Speakout (USA GSM) number@cingularme.com
Airtel (Karnataka, India) number@airtelkk.com
Airtel Wireless (Montana, USA) number@sms.airtelmontana.com
Alaska Communications Systems number@msg.acsalaska.com
Aql number@text.aql.com
AT&T Enterprise Paging number@page.att.net
BigRedGiant Mobile Solutions number@tachyonsms.co.uk
Bell Mobility & Solo Mobile (Canada) number@txt.bell.ca
BPL Mobile (Mumbai, India) number@bplmobile.com
Cellular One (Dobson) number@mobile.celloneusa.com
Cingular (Postpaid) number@cingularme.com
Centennial Wireless number@cwemail.com
Cingular (GoPhone prepaid) number@cingularme.com (SMS)
Claro (Brasil) number@clarotorpedo.com.br
Claro (Nicaragua) number@ideasclaro-ca.com
Comcel number@comcel.com.co
Cricket number@sms.mycricket.com (SMS)
CTI number@sms.ctimovil.com.ar
Emtel (Mauritius) number@emtelworld.net
Fido (Canada) number@fido.ca
General Communications Inc. number@msg.gci.net
Globalstar (satellite) number@msg.globalstarusa.com
Helio number@messaging.sprintpcs.com
Illinois Valley Cellular number@ivctext.com
Iridium (satellite) number@msg.iridium.com
Iusacell number@rek2.com.mx
i wireless number.iws@iwspcs.net
Koodo Mobile (Canada) number@msg.koodomobile.com
LMT (Latvia) number@sms.lmt.lv
Meteor (Ireland) number@sms.mymeteor.ie
Mero Mobile (Nepal) 977number@sms.spicenepal.com
MetroPCS number@mymetropcs.com
Movicom (Argentina) number@sms.movistar.net.ar
Mobitel (Sri Lanka) number@sms.mobitel.lk
Movistar (Colombia) number@movistar.com.co
MTN (South Africa) number@sms.co.za
MTS (Canada) number@text.mtsmobility.com
Nextel (United States) number@messaging.nextel.com
Nextel (Argentina) TwoWay.11number@nextel.net.ar
Orange Polska (Poland) 9digit@orange.pl
Personal (Argentina) number@alertas.personal.com.ar
Plus GSM (Poland) +48number@text.plusgsm.pl
President’s Choice (Canada) number@txt.bell.ca
Qwest number@qwestmp.com
Rogers (Canada) number@pcs.rogers.com
SL Interactive (Australia) number@slinteractive.com.au
Sasktel (Canada) number@sms.sasktel.com
Setar Mobile email (Aruba) 297+number@mas.aw
Suncom number@tms.suncom.com
T-Mobile (Austria) number@sms.t-mobile.at
T-Mobile (UK) number@t-mobile.uk.net
Telus Mobility (Canada) number@msg.telus.com
Thumb Cellular number@sms.thumbcellular.com
Tigo (Formerly Ola) number@sms.tigo.com.co
Tracfone (prepaid) number@mmst5.tracfone.com
Unicel number@utext.com
Virgin Mobile (Canada) number@vmobile.ca
Vodacom (South Africa) number@voda.co.za
Vodafone (Italy) number@sms.vodafone.it
YCC number@sms.ycc.ru
MobiPCS (Hawaii only) number@mobipcs.net

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

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Discussion

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 00+countrycode+mobilenumber@smssturen.com
    i.e. 00447811111111@smssturen.com, and put the message in the subject line.

    It’s described in more detail here: http://sites.google.com/site/emailtosmsgateway/

    Dan.

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