How to Send SMS Using Email to Major US Cellphone Carriers

by Ramesh Natarajan on August 20, 2010

Are you always sending SMS to your friend’s cellphone from your cellphone? Did you know that you can SMS to someone using email?

This list is extremely helpful, if you are outside US and would like to SMS someone in US, you can just send it as an email.

This also helps sysadmins, who want to receive the system alert notification from a monitoring software to the pager as a SMS message. For example, I use Verizon phone, and instead of sending my critical Nagios notifications to email address, I setup Nagios to send SMS to my cell phone using email address.

Replace cell-phone-number in all the email address below with your 10 digit mobile phone number. For example, if you friend’s cellphone number is 123-456-7890 with AT & T, send an email to, which will be delivered as SMS message to your friend on his phone.

If you don’t see a specific cell phone carrier in the list below, leave a comment and let me know.

Major US Cellphone Carriers

Let us address the big boys first.

AT&T –

Sprint –

T-Mobile –

Verizon –

All other US Cellphone Carriers

All Tell –

Boost –

Cellular South –

Centennial Wireless –

Cincinnati Bell –

Cricket Wireless –

Metro PCS –

Powertel –

Qwest –

Rogers –

Suncom –

Telus –

U.S. Cellular –

Virgin Mobile USA –

If you don’t see a specific cell phone carrier in the above list, let me know.

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{ 105 comments… read them below or add one }

1 kuldeep August 20, 2010 at 5:04 am

Sir can we send sms on Indian Netwroks like Airtel,Bsnl…etc?

2 Zolar1 August 20, 2010 at 5:35 am

Cricket Wireless – is one way.

You can also send it to this one too:

Cricket Wireless –

3 MADZ August 20, 2010 at 8:44 am

very usefull for administrators, Do you know if can I do the same in mexico? and how?
Thanks in advance.

4 ra August 20, 2010 at 9:12 am


5 doug August 20, 2010 at 9:31 am

Even with the proper email address, some carriers will not accept anything from protected sources (reverse DNS lookup kills it). I wanted my server to text my cell phone when certain events happen. The carrier finally told me they could not accept such messages from our corporate environment. Of course other carriers used by my colleagues could receive the text. Now, I have the server send messages to an email address outside my office and then I have that message sent to my cell phone. It does work with the addresses you posted, but sometimes you have to go to an interim step to get it done.

6 Donald Shelton August 20, 2010 at 9:50 am

Is it possible with Net10 carrier? It’s a non contract pre pay service.

7 Usman Ansari August 20, 2010 at 10:18 am

How do I find out, who is the carrier for my friend’s cell phone ?

8 Ez Bz August 20, 2010 at 1:46 pm

You are not listing some prepaid companies, like:
1. Net10
2, StraightTalk
They may be covered by one of the major carriers, the question is if they will get the SMS?

Thanks for the useful information.

9 Joe Klemmer August 20, 2010 at 2:21 pm

The best way to find out if your carrier does txt to email/email to txt is to ask them. Most major carriers that service larger metropolitan markets should have something in place but it is best to check with them first.

10 Captain Tux August 20, 2010 at 7:15 pm

How about Germany? Vodafone in particular??

11 hulk August 20, 2010 at 8:39 pm

what about Tracfone??

12 Tapas Mallick August 20, 2010 at 10:11 pm

It is just an echo of Kuldeep’s query, are such facilities available for Indian Carrier(Vodafone, Airtel, Aircel, BSNL/MTNL,TaTa, Reliance) ?

13 Paul August 22, 2010 at 7:57 am

Do you know how to send free SMS or MMS to international numbers without paying for it? Thanks for replay

14 tin August 23, 2010 at 3:18 am

what about here in the philippines?

15 owsleyskid August 31, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Do you have an email address for texting to a TracFone phone?

16 Anonymous September 2, 2010 at 8:47 pm

What about Verizon and Net 10 Networks?

17 adam September 4, 2010 at 6:45 am

Awesome article. I tried sending to my mobile phone (I’m a Verizon customer). At first I thought it didn’t work (the process) but it did –it just takes a few minutes.

Thanks for posting this article.


18 Kevin September 8, 2010 at 8:44 am

I tried this on my yahoo mail and send my phone (AT&T) a test and did not work.

19 Rajshekar October 22, 2010 at 12:23 am


20 Aarron Light December 20, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Looks like att has restricted SMS email. I wonder why?

21 dianne December 2, 2011 at 2:28 pm

what is the address to send SMS text via email to a Smart Talk Phone?

22 Elon January 11, 2012 at 2:20 pm


How to Send SMS Using Email for Arch Wireless Holdings, Inc. Thanks

23 Bay January 16, 2012 at 4:31 pm

alright this is really bugging me!! ive been trying to find out how to send a txt to a cincinnati bell user and does not work!! does anyone know how to fix this?? It would absolutely make my day if i found the reall way to do it!!

24 phil January 21, 2012 at 3:15 pm

i want to send a text from my email to NET10 ….

25 Bob February 4, 2012 at 5:41 pm

I had used a universal extension that would allow me to send an email to any carrier’s SMS instead of having to specify, for example,

I believe it had the word “switch” in the extension. Something like @* where * is the word I’m trying to recall.

Have you heard of this?

26 Bayleigh February 4, 2012 at 9:44 pm

No I haven’t heard of that… so i just put in the person’s number then ??

27 Geo Rude April 1, 2012 at 6:25 pm

I didn’t see consumer cellular THX

28 liju April 9, 2012 at 12:23 am

This would be helpful for Indian sys-admins to send free sms

29 Joan May 27, 2012 at 5:38 pm

No info for sending a text by email to Net10.

30 sharon June 20, 2012 at 9:07 am

how do you email SMS message to time warner / roadrunner cell phone? Thank you !

31 mano July 14, 2012 at 1:07 am

Is there any software or some way to find the extensions of a list of numbers for say 1000 mobile numbers at a time? since it ‘s very hard to add the extension one by one :(

Please guide


32 Rhonda July 17, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Can I do this with tracfone?

33 Prabu September 26, 2012 at 2:02 am

I need to Send SMS to spain mobile number

34 Wright October 26, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Using the or did not send a text to the Cricket user. Is there another address to use?

35 Maryam January 9, 2013 at 6:54 pm

How about Consumer Cellular?

36 Bette Miller January 16, 2013 at 11:45 am

The providr “straight talk” is not on your list — do you have it?

37 JP January 19, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Consumer Cellular – cell-phone-number @

38 karol January 25, 2013 at 7:58 pm


Good info and thanks.
Can you send text msg to company phone where it is linked to extension number?
I tried to texting as: 1233456789 ex 705@……but it did not go thru.

Thanks, karol

39 Patty February 13, 2013 at 9:01 am

Do you know the suffix I need to use for Pinger?


40 PTG Stone March 8, 2013 at 10:05 am

What about Consumer Cellular?

41 Tommy J. March 15, 2013 at 1:36 pm

For Net10, Tracfone, StraightTalk users;
Go to and enter your 10 digit phone number. After clicking on Search it will bring up your phone carrier, then come back to this page and find the correct extension.

42 nowsad March 17, 2013 at 9:10 am

can we send sms onbangladeshi Netwroks like Airtel, banglalink…etc

43 maggie racz March 22, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Do you have an e-mail address to text to a Page Plus cell phone?

44 J April 29, 2013 at 2:56 pm

what if the person has a Google phone number and you want to send them a text from your phone or computer?

45 Sabra May 10, 2013 at 10:20 pm

Straight Talk, Black Wireless, and Solavei aren’t here. the domain for Straight Talk is I don’t know the domains for the others.

46 Lcarnes May 16, 2013 at 12:19 am

I do not see straight talk. Can you help with this carrier?

47 Jamie May 23, 2013 at 8:50 am

Dont see simple mobile

Cell phone number

48 Katie June 2, 2013 at 11:55 am

I hate Net 10 I know its AT&T but the text formate does not work… is there another option??

49 kieran June 12, 2013 at 10:00 am

I’m from south Africa and need address info on Cellc, Vodacom, and mtn. Thanx

50 Joyce Peeke June 16, 2013 at 1:53 pm

What is the extension for sending email to Cox Cable cell phone?

51 Joyce Peeke June 16, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Your Carrier list is very useful and pretty complete. Thanks!

52 Eddy June 29, 2013 at 3:24 pm

This is very useful information. However, I wasn’t able to do this with what appears to be a 360NETWORKS (USA) INC. – CA cell phone. Any suggestions?

53 Niki June 30, 2013 at 3:40 pm

What about straighttalk?

54 Dipankar July 30, 2013 at 1:01 am

With due respected Im Dipankar Chakraborty, Sir I want to your Help. Plz Help me Sir.
That’s How can send sms on mobile number from my Email A/c “gmail, yahoo, rediffmail” If has necessary make other A/c plz Help me.

55 william August 4, 2013 at 9:07 pm

hi I love the information it was a great help but I need the email or text address to send to net 10 wireless

56 Trisha August 20, 2013 at 10:15 am

I need the email or text address to send to 360networks (usa) inc. – ca
Plz help me.

57 Ed VanDuser September 9, 2013 at 9:44 am

Didnt see one for Consumer Cellular

58 Dick September 9, 2013 at 2:29 pm

how about Stright Talk??

59 Don October 24, 2013 at 1:57 pm

New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC

60 Mike Palmer October 30, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Do you know a way to send SMS text to Consumer Cellular?


61 Anonymous November 19, 2013 at 2:51 am

hi i want to get alert on my cell number i i receive mail from particular source. How do i get this throyugh unix scripting?
Pls help

62 kevon December 6, 2013 at 12:58 pm

I’m looking for sms for consumer cellular. I’m working on the assumption it’s part of the ATT network but the is not working.

63 TomCat December 21, 2013 at 9:39 am

Didn’t see Net10

64 Howard Sheikowitz January 9, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Need new jersey road runner suffix to send text using my email account.


65 Martina Perez January 18, 2014 at 1:12 am

Page Plus Mobile Carrier: “10-digit mobile
Yes, same as Verizon Mobile Carrier.

66 JT February 10, 2014 at 9:05 pm

On 01/19/2013, JP wrote:

JP January 19, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Consumer Cellular – cell-phone-number @

67 JT February 10, 2014 at 9:10 pm

your a cell

leave no spaces between the numbers, the ‘@’ sign or

68 alex February 26, 2014 at 11:48 am

I do not see a listing for Metro Pcs or New Cingular Wireless Pcs.

Could you help?



69 anne March 11, 2014 at 4:21 pm

I would like the sms for consumer cellular. thank you

70 vad March 20, 2014 at 6:05 am

i do not see a listing for NET10

71 June Taylor April 10, 2014 at 2:34 pm

what is it for Net 10

72 Cyndi April 13, 2014 at 6:44 pm

I am looking for ACN. I don’t see it there. But need to send txt msg by email to a number who uses ACN.

73 Shyanne Miles April 21, 2014 at 8:39 am

I need the net10 email address please
Thank you

74 CJ May 20, 2014 at 12:19 pm

The correct address for Cricket is:

75 Tammie Robinson May 20, 2014 at 2:22 pm

do you have the email to text information for New Cingular Wireless PCS?

76 David B May 30, 2014 at 9:33 am

For those of you that were on AIO Wireless before they were brand switched to Cricket this month, then you still need to use the following if this should change, I will update

77 Willard Gaby June 26, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Didn’t see PureTalk USA in the list.

78 Jill June 30, 2014 at 8:12 am

I see conflicting information above for Consumer Cellular and Cricket.
Can you tell me what the SMS is currently for both Consumer and Cricket? Thanks!

79 Ron July 1, 2014 at 12:39 pm

nothing seems to work for Net 10 any help would be great thanks Ron

80 John July 10, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Consumer Cellular, please.

81 RON July 13, 2014 at 11:57 am

how about Net10?

82 Nate July 23, 2014 at 9:58 am

What is the extension for the Net10/straight talk network?

83 Lee Enslow August 4, 2014 at 3:24 pm

do you have the suffix for Straight Talk so I can send SMS

84 Andrea October 2, 2014 at 4:12 pm

What would Consumer Cellular’s SMS address be?

85 Joe October 16, 2014 at 1:49 pm

anyone have @ for new cingular wireless pcs?

86 Anonymous October 28, 2014 at 10:43 pm

i dont see Net10 in your list.


87 Ed October 29, 2014 at 11:02 am

My mom has a Net10 phone, how can I text her from my PC?

88 Don S. November 9, 2014 at 1:01 pm

I do not see any answer for New Cingular Wireless PCS

89 Darryl November 10, 2014 at 12:54 pm

Tried to email text to Cricket phone, using the above suffix ( & with no success. Any updates? Thanks

90 Pritish Shah November 23, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Nice blog. Very useful.

I have one question. Once we send to the carrier is there any way we can identify the message is being delivered successfully?


91 bryan clark November 28, 2014 at 2:48 pm

from a library computer to a cell phone , i did not see net10 on here

92 Dima January 1, 2015 at 2:18 pm

The easy way to find the address suffix of your carrier is to send a text message from your cellphone to your email. Then go back to your email and see the full address the message was received from. This trick worked even in Pre-smartphone era.

93 Tonya Blair January 7, 2015 at 3:08 pm

to send a text from your computer to a Net10 phone….go to the following link:

enter in the 10 digit phone number you are sending it to , who the message is from, and your message.

There is even an option to put in a call back # if you wish. Hope this helps.

94 Selvin January 12, 2015 at 10:21 am

Do you have a suffix for Consumer Cellular

95 Pat January 13, 2015 at 3:10 pm

I have had several messages that were sent to lately bounce.

96 Nate Williams January 15, 2015 at 3:48 pm

Cricket wireless was purchased by At&t and I have switched from the OLD cricket to the NEW cricket and tried the address above and it was not received. Any possibility you could find out what the NEW cricket code is? ps. I also tried the at&t code at the end and it did not work even though we are now the same company.

97 Floria January 15, 2015 at 5:53 pm

Cannot find to email to a net10 phone number

98 Gus M January 17, 2015 at 5:57 pm

What info do I need to send an Email message to a New Cingular Wireless PCS customer?


99 Joan Marie January 19, 2015 at 8:35 am

Can anyone help me with Puretalk USA. I would like my father to be able to text me from his gmail account. He still has a flip phone and not good at texting.

100 MrBrat2U January 19, 2015 at 9:18 pm

Consumer Cellular: <<<Works for Me

101 Joan Marie January 20, 2015 at 7:33 pm

Thank you……. It worked

102 MrBrat2U January 20, 2015 at 9:04 pm

I also got a Windows 8 phone ($29 no contact from microsoftstore) with a free sim from Consumer Cellular!

103 Bob Moyer January 22, 2015 at 8:51 am

could not find 360networks

104 Calvin January 23, 2015 at 6:22 pm

I use text to phone a lot, at&t mostly. Tracfone can be at&t or virzin, if the model number of your phone ends with G it is a at&t. Go Phones are at&t also, I think Net 10 is also at&t. I’d like to find the address for ntelos if anyone knows.

105 Matt Esterhuizen February 20, 2015 at 3:31 am

I want to send text to MTN, Vodacom and Telkom in South Africa using Nagios… Please can you assist

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