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Easy Steps to Send Text Message via E-mail, or Vice Versa

The price of sending text messages to the cellular phones keeps on increasing and now we have found the ways to make this thing easier and it is sure to save you a lot of money. There are ways to send simple text messages an MMS straight to E-mails and all this is for free!

Now, there are basically two reasons why you are reading this article. Firstly, you want to send text messages via E-mail or you want to know how to send E-mail via text messages. Well, we have included tutorials for both of them here so; you are finally on the right place.

1.Send text messages via E-mail

1-Find the carrier of the recipient

Firstly, you need to know the carrier of the recipient like AT&T, Verizon etc as each carrier will be having a particular E-mail gateway. If you already know the mobile carrier for the recipient then it is good but in case you do not know their carrier then, you can even look up into carrier lookup number by entering their mobile number or you can use FoneFinder etc.

Easy steps to send text message via E-mail, or vice versa

2-Enter recipient's mobile number

In the "To" field, you need to enter the phone number of the recipient. Enter the 10 digit mobile number and the carrier gateway address for the person whom you wish to send the text message.

Easy steps to send text message via E-mail, or vice versa

3-Write the text that you want to send

Now, write the text that you want to send in the E-mail body. Most of the text messages have a character limit of about 160 characters so if the character limit is exceeded then the text will get broken into multiple messages but this won't cost much as E-mails are free. If you would like to attach some image / short video then you can do so and it will be send as an MMS.

Easy steps to send text message via E-mail, or vice versa

4-Sent the message

Now, everything done, all you have to do is, clink on "send" button just like you send E-mails and the person will get your text message within 30 seconds. Moreover, they will receive it as a normal text conversation on their handsets and they can reply back just like they reply to a normal message. It is all that simple.

Easy steps to send text message via E-mail, or vice versa

5-When you open their response; you will see it in the same account that was originally used to send the message. It will not be like a normal text message tough, it will be a text file which will be attached to a blank message. Now, open the attachment and you can view it with text reader / word processor or you can just save it on your desktop.

2.SMS domains for popular cellular network carriers:

1. AT&T- 10 digits mobile number@txt.att.net

2. AT&T(MMS)- 10 digits mobile number@mms.att.net

3. Alltel- 10 digits mobile number@message.alltel.com

4. T-Mobile- 10 digits mobile number@tmomail.net

5. Boost Mobile- 10 digits mobile number@myboostmobile.com

6. Cingular Wireless- 10 digits mobile number@cingularme.com

8. Verizon Wireless(MMS)- 10 digits mobile number@vzwpix.com

9. Sprint- 10 digits mobile number@messaging.sprintpcs.com or 10 digits mobile number@pm.sprint.com

10. Virgin Mobile- 10 digits mobile number@vmobl.com

11. Tracfone- 10 digits mobile number@mmst5.tracfone.com

12. Metro PCS- 10 digits mobile number@mymetropcs.com

13. Boost Mobile- 10 digits mobile number@myboostmobile.com

14. Cricket- 10 digits mobile number@sms.mycricket.com

15. Nextel- 10 digits mobile number@messaging.nextel.com

16. Alltel- 10 digits mobile number@message.alltel.com

17. Ptel- 10 digits mobile number@ptel.com

18. Suncom- 10 digits mobile number@tms.suncom.com

19. Qwest- 10 digits mobile number@qwestmp.com

20. U.S. Cellular- 10 digits mobile number@email.uscc.net

3.Send E-mail via Text messages

Till now, we have been talking about ways to send text messages via E-mail but there are also ways to send text messages to E-mail addresses. There are many ways to send E-mails via text messages. Here are the most common ways to send E-mail via SMS:

Method 1: Enter the E-mail address as the sms recipient

1-Open the message app

This is the simplest way of sending E-mail via text messages and it doesn't require any special apps or software. The standard SMS app can be used for sending the E-mail. Open the messaging app on your handset.

Easy steps to send text message via E-mail, or vice versa

2- Compose new message

Type the email address instead of the phone number in the recipient field.

Easy steps to send text message via E-mail, or vice versa

3-Type text / Attach files

Now, in the message body, type the text that you want to send or tap on attach button to attach image / small video.

Easy steps to send text message via E-mail, or vice versa

4-Send

Finally, tap on "send" button in the phone's messaging app and the message will be send to that E-mail address and within a few moments, the message will be visible in the inbox. There may be cases that the text will come in the inbox even if the correct E-mail address was entered and you did everything correctly but that happens when MMS feature is not supported by your mobile plan. For that, you will have to contact your carrier and once this feature is added, you will be able to send these messages to the E-mail addresses.

Easy steps to send text message via E-mail, or vice versa

Method 2: Google Voice

Another most common way used to send text messages to E-mail addresses is by using Google Voice. For that, you just need to create an account and then you can get started. This method is not restricted for only sending text messages to E-mail addresses. This method is used both for sending E-mails via text messages and vice versa. For now, let's just check out the ways to send text messages to E-mail addresses.

1-First of all, you need to get a Google Voice account and if you don't have one then you can make it at- http://google.com/voice

2-After you have logged in into your Google voice account, navigate the browser to this option- "voicemail & SMS settings page" and after that, you will have to click on the checkbox under "alert me when I have new voicemails". Then, select E-mail address of the recipient to whom you would like to send the SMS. You can also select here your own E-mail address in case you wish to send the text message to your own E-mail address.

Easy steps to send text message via E-mail, or vice versa

3-Once it is enabled and you have selected the Email address of the recipient, you can start sending E-mails via SMS just by texting the Google voice number from the phone. The SMS will appear in the inbox.

Easy steps to send text message via E-mail, or vice versa

Sending SMS to E-mail addresses may not be quite interesting if you are sending the E-mails to your own E-mail address because the SMS's that were send by people to your voice number will also be coming to your inbox and your inbox will become cluttered but for that, you still have the option of setting up filters.

Now we have discussed both the ways; how to send text message via E-mail and how to send E-mail via text message, you can start doing this right away and work efficiently along with saving a your time and money.

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