|How To Send Free Text Messages Via Email|
|Articles - Featured Guides|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Monday, 10 December 2012|
How To Send Free Text Messages Via Email
Wireless carriers continue to raise the price for sending text messages from your cellular phone, even though Short Message Service (SMS) has been around for twenty years and creates very little load on their infrastructure. Network carriers such as AT&T charge $.20 per text message or $.30 per multimedia message unless you add their optional $20/month unlimited messaging service, which may not fit into everyone's budget. International texting creates additional charges, which could also be avoided. This guide offers an alternative, and shows you how to send simple text and multimedia picture messages through any email account.
There are three simple steps to this process:
Step 1: Discover Carrier Network
There are several easy ways to easily discover a contact's phone carrier network. The easiest method is to simply ask who they receive cellular service from, since most regions have only a few carrier network options. Another method is by searching online, using websites such as phonewhois.com or similar to trace the recipient's telephone number back to the carrier. The most popular wireless carriers are: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.
Step 2: Create E-mail Address
The table below gives examples of the SMS domains for several of the most popular cellular network carriers:
UPDATE: A large comprehensive list of most wireless carriers is available here.
Step 3: Send SMS via Email
While sending an email may not cost you anything, we urge good judgment because text messages may not be free for the recipient.
Do you send free text messages via email to save money? Leave your comments below!