How To Send Text Messages Via Email For Free

Texting is a perfect way to communicate with friends and family.  You are likely to get a swift response from someone if you send them a text rather than an email.

But there are a number of places where you cannot get a decent cellphone signal but you may have access to wifi.  Perhaps you are traveling overseas and don’t want to send an international text message, which can be expensive.  In such situations cases, knowing how to send a text message via email is very helpful.  Sending text messages by email is also free.

To send a text message to anyone via email, you only need two things

  1. 10-digit phone number and
  2. Email address (gateway ) of the mobile service provider

SMS Vs MMS

In most cases, when someone mentions text messages, they are referring to SMS.   SMS stands for Short Message Service and is the most widely used method of text messaging.  SMS allows you to send up to 160 characters.  Any message longer than that is typically split into smaller messages.   SMS only requires cell phone service.  No data plan is required.

MMS is an acronym for Multimedia Messaging Service.  Anytime you send a picture, video, audio content, you are sending an MMS message.  MMS requires a data plan.

How To Send Text Message Via E-mail

Find out which mobile service provider the recipient is using and send an email message substituting the receiver’s cellphone number for [number] in the email address below.

Email Gateways for SMS

  • AT&T: [number]@txt.att.net
  • T-Mobile: [number]@tmomail.net
  • Verizon: [number]@vtext.com
  • Sprint: [number]@messaging.sprintpcs.com
  • Xfinity Mobile: [number]@vtext.com
  • Virgin Mobile: [number]@vmobl.com
  • Simple Mobile: [number]@smtext.com
  • Mint Mobile: [number]@mailmymobile.net 
  • Red Pocket: [number]@vtext.com
  • Metro PCS: [number]@mymetropcs.com
  • Boost Mobile: [number]@sms.myboostmobile.com
  • Cricket: [number]@sms.cricketwireless.net
  • Republic Wireless: [number]@text.republicwireless.com
  • Google Fi (Project Fi): [number]@msg.fi.google.com
  • U.S. Cellular: [number]@email.uscc.net
  • Ting: [number]@message.ting.com
  • Consumer Cellular: [number]@mailmymobile.net
  • C-Spire: [number]@cspire1.com
  • Page Plus: [number]@vtext.com

Email Gateways for MMS

  • AT&T:[number]@mms.att.net
  • T-Mobile: [number]@tmomail.net
  • Verizon: [number]@vzwpix.com
  • Sprint: [number]@pm.sprint.com
  • Xfinity Mobile: [number]@mypixmessages.com
  • Virgin Mobile: [number]@vmpix.com
  • Tracfone: [number]@mmst5.tracfone.com
  • Metro PCS: [number]@mymetropcs.com
  • Boost  Mobile: [number]@myboostmobile.com
  • Cricket: [number]@mms.cricketwireless.net
  • Google Fi (Project Fi): [number]@msg.fi.google.com
  • U.S. Cellular: [number]@mms.uscc.net

How To Send Text Messages To Email

Sending a text message to someone’s email is just as simple  On your text app, in the To: where you would usually type a phone number, type in the recipient’s email address and send the message.

Bottom Line

Some of you may have known the trick to send and receive text messages by email for a long time.  I learned it a few years ago while I was on an international trip and it saved me money. It is extremely easy to do but you need to know the recipient’s cell phone provider.  So plan ahead and it will come in handy when you need to send text messages.

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