Do you know that every cell phone has an email address associated with it and one can send an email to the mobile phone and it will be delivered as a text message (SMS). This is very helpful to interface the Internet mailing system with the wireless network and usually corporate alert system uses this mode (Example, bill alerts from the bank). One can also use this email address to send text message from the computer to cell phone or vice versa. It may be really helpful if you are sending a text message to an international phone as it just serves as a free SMS.
Note: Incoming messages may be charged based on the service provider.
So how to find the mobile phone’s email address?
The cell phone’s email address is the 10 digit phone number @ the domain from your service provider. For example, for ATT or Cingular it is firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . Also now it works with firstname.lastname@example.org for SMS and email@example.com for MMS. So you need to know the providers domain address to send emails to the mobile phone.
Reverse way to find what’s your mobile’s email address
Compose a text message from your mobile and send it to your email address. From the email you received you can find your cell phone’s email address. (In case you are finding it difficult to enter the email address in the text compose box, save your email address in the phone book and then insert it while you compose)
When you send the SMS from your computer, the first 160 characters will be delivered and the subject of the email is also counted towards this.
If you are not able to find the provider’s domain then you can try using service like Teleflip (But it does not have the world coverage as of now)
Here is a list of domain for popular service providers in US
ATT or Cingular – firstname.lastname@example.org,
T-Mobile – email@example.com(Update: If it doesn’t work, try firstname.lastname@example.org) Thanks lex241
Verizon – email@example.com
Sprint – firstname.lastname@example.org (Sprint PCS)
Alltel – email@example.com
Virgin Mobile – firstname.lastname@example.org
Boost – email@example.com
Here is a list of domain for popular service providers in India to send free sms from computer
Airtel – firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com (Chennai & Skycell)
If the region is not mentioned specifically then it should be firstname.lastname@example.org
BSNL – email@example.com (North)
BPL – firstname.lastname@example.org
Idea – email@example.com
Escotel – firstname.lastname@example.org
Celforce – email@example.com
Aircel – firstname.lastname@example.org
This is not the complete set, if you know any information about other providers, do drop as comments and I’ll add it here.
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