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(Vanity Question) Send text message to mobile phone from web?
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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?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: message; text

1 posted on 02/25/2010 5:50:47 AM PST by RangerM
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2 posted on 02/25/2010 5:53:36 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: RangerM

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.


3 posted on 02/25/2010 5:53:37 AM PST by ozark hilljilly
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To: RangerM
I know that if the recipient is using Verizon, you can send e-mail to nnnnnnnnnn@vtext.com (where nnnnnnnnnn is the 10 digit phone number).

Other carriers should have a similar service.

4 posted on 02/25/2010 5:55:01 AM PST by Washi
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To: RangerM

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.


5 posted on 02/25/2010 5:55:14 AM PST by coloradomomba (BO stinks!)
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To: RangerM

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.


6 posted on 02/25/2010 5:55:42 AM PST by Born Conservative ("I'm a fan of disruptors" - Nancy Pelosi)
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To: RangerM
Use an email to SMS gateway. All of the major wireless providers provide these for numbers on their network. Because they are from the wireless company itself, there should be no issue with SPAM. Of course, you need to know the wireless provider that is being used for the phone number to which you are sending the email.

The list here will show you the different email addresses for the different wireless providers.

7 posted on 02/25/2010 5:57:26 AM PST by Scutter
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To: RangerM
Install the Yahoo client:
 
http://messenger.yahoo.com/download/
 
It allows you to send texts directly to a person's cell phone.
8 posted on 02/25/2010 5:58:18 AM PST by Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo (SCORE!!! And in Paris, no less. MOO HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!)
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To: Born Conservative; RangerM
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.

att wireless does the same.
9 posted on 02/25/2010 5:58:26 AM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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To: RangerM

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.
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/email-to-sms/


10 posted on 02/25/2010 5:58:39 AM PST by posterchild (Endowed by my Creator with certain unalienable rights.)
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To: RangerM

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.


11 posted on 02/25/2010 6:02:09 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: RangerM

Verizon users: email message to phone_num@vtext.com


12 posted on 02/25/2010 6:03:12 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: RangerM
Sending SMS from Gmail
13 posted on 02/25/2010 6:04:30 AM PST by greedo
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To: Washi
I know that if the recipient is using Verizon, you can send e-mail to nnnnnnnnnn@vtext.com (where nnnnnnnnnn is the 10 digit phone number).
Other carriers should have a similar service.

T-Mobile does, and even allows you to set up an alias for the phone number.

14 posted on 02/25/2010 6:06:28 AM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: RangerM

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.


15 posted on 02/25/2010 6:09:27 AM PST by angcat (GOD SAVE US!)
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To: RangerM

Yahoo Messenger works pretty good for what you are trying to do.


16 posted on 02/25/2010 6:09:55 AM PST by HeDidWhat?
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To: RangerM

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.


17 posted on 02/25/2010 6:10:46 AM PST by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: RangerM
MaximumPC recommends sms.dynadel.com. You must know the recipient's carrier. It's formatted to be viewed on a mobile browser.
18 posted on 02/25/2010 6:12:20 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Hodar

Which is why I posted the question.

I would prefer to protect my friends, thanks.


19 posted on 02/25/2010 6:16:32 AM PST by RangerM (A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel - Robert Frost.)
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To: RangerM
We regularly send text message about server failure, etc to our tech people who have company provided cell phones. However, this has caused our IT director on a few occasions, to harangue to person who received the person for wasting company resources on texting on a company phone. But then, there are idiots every place you look.
20 posted on 02/25/2010 6:18:28 AM PST by w1andsodidwe (How can you tell when the President is lying? When his lips move, of course.)
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To: RangerM
You don't need any particular website. Send an email to

phone-number@qualified-domain

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.

21 posted on 02/25/2010 6:21:34 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Washi

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.


22 posted on 02/25/2010 6:27:17 AM PST by Gun142 (Where Will You Be When You Get Where You're Going? -- Jerry Clower)
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To: RangerM

Skype.com

I’m putting together a shopping list for the wife right now on skype.


23 posted on 02/25/2010 6:45:29 AM PST by expat_panama
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To: Scutter
The list here will show you the different email addresses for the different wireless providers.

Thank You.
http://www.mutube.com/projects/open-email-to-sms/gateway-list/
nnnnnnnnnn@txt.att.net worked for me (AT&T).
24 posted on 02/25/2010 7:04:29 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: RangerM

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.


25 posted on 02/25/2010 7:34:09 AM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: RangerM

i have an AIM account and I use AIM express to send text messages to phones all the time


26 posted on 02/25/2010 7:41:57 AM PST by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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To: RangerM

bookmark


27 posted on 02/25/2010 9:11:55 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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