Skip to comments.(Vanity Question) Send text message to mobile phone from web?
Posted on 02/25/2010 5:50:46 AM PST by RangerM
Does anyone regularly use the web to send a text message to someone's cell?
I'd like to, but I don't want the recipient to start getting a bunch of junk texts, because I use one of the wrong "Free texting" sites. I did a Google search, but wasn't sure how to filter the bad from the good.
Does anyone know of a reputable site for this purpose?
I’ve used the Verizon site to send texts occasionally. Don’t know if that’s just for folks who have Verizon cell phones only, though.
Other carriers should have a similar service.
Yeah, I use the Sprint website to send mine as well..my family has never mentioned any junk texts that they have received as a result.
Verizon Wireless allows their customers to login to their account (on the web) and send a text through their website. Not sure about the other carriers, but they probably have the same.
The list here will show you the different email addresses for the different wireless providers.
If in the US it is typically the 10 digit number before ‘@’ followed by the carrier’s URL for text or image messages. The following has a list of common carriers.
Try using Google Voice. You can send/receive texts for free using a web interface. The only downside is you’d be doing it from a different phone number than your own.
Verizon users: email message to firstname.lastname@example.org
T-Mobile does, and even allows you to set up an alias for the phone number.
I sometimes send text messages from my work computer to my daughters cell phone. I think we get charged more for doing that. He he.
Yahoo Messenger works pretty good for what you are trying to do.
Any site that does this, does this for a reason. Verizon does this as a service to their customers. Other sites do this to gather active cell phone numbers.
Why would you spend thousands of dollars a year to maintain a website, and pay to have this service provided free? Instead, you can harvest millions of cell phone numbers, and then sell them to companies that make a living by calling and harassing.
Now, you can spend 10 minutes and learn how to text with your phone, or you can sign your friends personal information up on the public domain - it all depends how you chose to treat your friends. Personally, I chose not to share my friend’s names, addresses, email or phone numbers with the public, and I drop friends who feel that I do not deserve the same consideration. Of course, you are free do do whatever you chose; just be aware that some may hold you accountable for your actions.
Which is why I posted the question.
I would prefer to protect my friends, thanks.
For my carrier, the domain part is "sms.carrier.com" I think for some others, it's just "carrier.com", as in "verizon.com" or "t-mobile.com", and so on. If you're talking about being out in public and not having access to your PC, just create a mail.com account you don't mind using from someone else's computer.
Site I use for email to text - http://www.livejournal.com/tools/textmessage.bml?mode=details
Has more info about number of characters for subject and message body.
I’m putting together a shopping list for the wife right now on skype.
http://www.voxox.com is my preferred solution.
If you know what carrier the recipient uses, you can send it for free through the carrier’s internet portals.
i have an AIM account and I use AIM express to send text messages to phones all the time
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