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How to Send SMS Using Email to Major US Cellphone Carriers

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 ramesh@thegeekstuff.com email address, I setup Nagios to send SMS to my cell phone using @vtext.com 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 1234567890@txt.att.net, 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 – cell-phone-number@txt.att.net

Sprint – cell-phone-number@messaging.sprintpcs.com

T-Mobile – cell-phone-number@tmomail.net

Verizon – cell-phone-number@vtext.com

All other US Cellphone Carriers

All Tell – cell-phone-number@@message.alltel.com

Boost – cell-phone-number@myboostmobile.com

Cellular South – cell-phone-number@csouth1.com

Centennial Wireless – cell-phone-number@cwemail.com

Cincinnati Bell – cell-phone-number@gocbw.com

Cricket Wireless – cell-phone-number@sms.mycricket.com

Metro PCS – cell-phone-number@mymetropcs.com

Powertel – cell-phone-number@ptel.net

Qwest – cell-phone-number@qwestmp.com

Rogers – cell-phone-number@pcs.rogers.com

Suncom – cell-phone-number@tms.suncom.com

Telus – cell-phone-number@msg.telus.com

U.S. Cellular – cell-phone-number@email.uscc.net

Virgin Mobile USA – cell-phone-number@vmobl.com

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

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{ 105 comments… add one }

  • kuldeep August 20, 2010, 5:04 am

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

  • Zolar1 August 20, 2010, 5:35 am

    Cricket Wireless – cell-phone-number@sms.mycricket.com is one way.

    You can also send it to this one too:

    Cricket Wireless – cell-phone-number@mms.mycricket.com

  • MADZ August 20, 2010, 8:44 am

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

  • ra August 20, 2010, 9:12 am

    do-you-have-any-for-trac-phones

  • doug August 20, 2010, 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.

  • Donald Shelton August 20, 2010, 9:50 am

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

  • Usman Ansari August 20, 2010, 10:18 am

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

  • Ez Bz August 20, 2010, 1:46 pm

    Hi,
    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.

  • Joe Klemmer August 20, 2010, 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.

  • Captain Tux August 20, 2010, 7:15 pm

    How about Germany? Vodafone in particular??

  • hulk August 20, 2010, 8:39 pm

    what about Tracfone??

  • Tapas Mallick August 20, 2010, 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) ?

  • Paul August 22, 2010, 7:57 am

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

  • tin August 23, 2010, 3:18 am

    what about here in the philippines?

  • owsleyskid August 31, 2010, 5:43 pm

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

  • Anonymous September 2, 2010, 8:47 pm

    What about Verizon and Net 10 Networks?

  • adam September 4, 2010, 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.

    Cheers,
    Adam

  • Kevin September 8, 2010, 8:44 am

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

  • Rajshekar October 22, 2010, 12:23 am

    Vodafone
    MTS
    Reliance

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

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

  • dianne December 2, 2011, 2:28 pm

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

  • Elon January 11, 2012, 2:20 pm

    Hi,

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

  • Bay January 16, 2012, 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 gocwb.com 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!!
    Thanks

  • phil January 21, 2012, 3:15 pm

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

  • Bob February 4, 2012, 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, 999-999-9999@txt.att.net.

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

    Have you heard of this?

  • Bayleigh February 4, 2012, 9:44 pm

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

  • Geo Rude April 1, 2012, 6:25 pm

    I didn’t see consumer cellular THX

  • liju April 9, 2012, 12:23 am

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

  • Joan May 27, 2012, 5:38 pm

    No info for sending a text by email to Net10.

  • sharon June 20, 2012, 9:07 am

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

  • mano July 14, 2012, 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

    thanks

  • Rhonda July 17, 2012, 4:08 pm

    Can I do this with tracfone?

  • Prabu September 26, 2012, 2:02 am

    I need to Send SMS to spain mobile number

  • Wright October 26, 2012, 12:52 pm

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

  • Maryam January 9, 2013, 6:54 pm

    How about Consumer Cellular?

  • Bette Miller January 16, 2013, 11:45 am

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

  • JP January 19, 2013, 2:16 pm

    Consumer Cellular – cell-phone-number @ cingularme.com

  • karol January 25, 2013, 7:58 pm

    Hello,

    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

  • Patty February 13, 2013, 9:01 am

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

    Thanks.

  • PTG Stone March 8, 2013, 10:05 am

    What about Consumer Cellular?

  • Tommy J. March 15, 2013, 1:36 pm

    For Net10, Tracfone, StraightTalk users;
    Go to FoneFinder.net 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.

  • nowsad March 17, 2013, 9:10 am

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

  • maggie racz March 22, 2013, 3:10 pm

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

  • J April 29, 2013, 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?

  • Sabra May 10, 2013, 10:20 pm

    Straight Talk, Black Wireless, and Solavei aren’t here. the domain for Straight Talk is number@mmst5.tracfone.com. I don’t know the domains for the others.

  • Lcarnes May 16, 2013, 12:19 am

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

  • Jamie May 23, 2013, 8:50 am

    Dont see simple mobile

    Cell phone number @smtext.com

  • Katie June 2, 2013, 11:55 am

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

  • kieran June 12, 2013, 10:00 am

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

  • Joyce Peeke June 16, 2013, 1:53 pm

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

  • Joyce Peeke June 16, 2013, 1:55 pm

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

  • Eddy June 29, 2013, 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?

  • Niki June 30, 2013, 3:40 pm

    What about straighttalk?

  • Dipankar July 30, 2013, 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.

  • william August 4, 2013, 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

  • Trisha August 20, 2013, 10:15 am

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

  • Ed VanDuser September 9, 2013, 9:44 am

    Didnt see one for Consumer Cellular

  • Dick September 9, 2013, 2:29 pm

    how about Stright Talk??

  • Don October 24, 2013, 1:57 pm

    New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC

  • Mike Palmer October 30, 2013, 5:03 pm

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

    Thanks

  • Anonymous November 19, 2013, 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

  • kevon December 6, 2013, 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 txt.att.net is not working.

  • TomCat December 21, 2013, 9:39 am

    Didn’t see Net10

  • Howard Sheikowitz January 9, 2014, 12:00 pm

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

    Thanks,
    H

  • Martina Perez January 18, 2014, 1:12 am

    FYI
    Page Plus Mobile Carrier: “10-digit mobile number@vtext.com
    Yes, same as Verizon Mobile Carrier.

  • JT February 10, 2014, 9:05 pm

    On 01/19/2013, JP wrote:

    JP January 19, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Consumer Cellular – cell-phone-number @ cingularme.com

  • JT February 10, 2014, 9:10 pm

    your a cell number@Cingularme.com

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

    5551235555@Cingularme.com

  • alex February 26, 2014, 11:48 am

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

    Could you help?

    Thanks,

    Alex

  • anne March 11, 2014, 4:21 pm

    I would like the sms for consumer cellular. thank you

  • vad March 20, 2014, 6:05 am

    i do not see a listing for NET10

  • June Taylor April 10, 2014, 2:34 pm

    what is it for Net 10

  • Cyndi April 13, 2014, 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.

  • Shyanne Miles April 21, 2014, 8:39 am

    I need the net10 email address please
    Thank you

  • CJ May 20, 2014, 12:19 pm

    The correct address for Cricket is: phonenumber@cricketwireless.net

  • Tammie Robinson May 20, 2014, 2:22 pm

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

  • David B May 30, 2014, 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 cellnumber@mms.aiowireless.net. if this should change, I will update

  • Willard Gaby June 26, 2014, 1:43 pm

    Didn’t see PureTalk USA in the list.

  • Jill June 30, 2014, 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!

  • Ron July 1, 2014, 12:39 pm

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

  • John July 10, 2014, 2:45 pm

    Consumer Cellular, please.

  • RON July 13, 2014, 11:57 am

    how about Net10?

  • Nate July 23, 2014, 9:58 am

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

  • Lee Enslow August 4, 2014, 3:24 pm

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

  • Andrea October 2, 2014, 4:12 pm

    What would Consumer Cellular’s SMS address be?

  • Joe October 16, 2014, 1:49 pm

    anyone have @ for new cingular wireless pcs?

  • Anonymous October 28, 2014, 10:43 pm

    i dont see Net10 in your list.

    thx

  • Ed October 29, 2014, 11:02 am

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

  • Don S. November 9, 2014, 1:01 pm

    I do not see any answer for New Cingular Wireless PCS

  • Darryl November 10, 2014, 12:54 pm

    Tried to email text to Cricket phone, using the above suffix (@sms.mycricket.com & @mms.mycricket.com) with no success. Any updates? Thanks

  • Pritish Shah November 23, 2014, 5:24 pm

    Hi,
    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?

    Thanks.

  • bryan clark November 28, 2014, 2:48 pm

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

  • Dima January 1, 2015, 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.

  • Tonya Blair January 7, 2015, 3:08 pm

    to send a text from your computer to a Net10 phone….go to the following link:
    http://www.net10.com/sms.jsp

    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.

  • Selvin January 12, 2015, 10:21 am

    Do you have a suffix for Consumer Cellular

  • Pat January 13, 2015, 3:10 pm

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

  • Nate Williams January 15, 2015, 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.

  • Floria January 15, 2015, 5:53 pm

    Cannot find to email to a net10 phone number

  • Gus M January 17, 2015, 5:57 pm

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

    Thanks

  • Joan Marie January 19, 2015, 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.
    Thanks

  • MrBrat2U January 19, 2015, 9:18 pm

    Consumer Cellular: cellphonenumber@cingularme.com <<<Works for Me

  • Joan Marie January 20, 2015, 7:33 pm

    Thank you……. It worked

  • MrBrat2U January 20, 2015, 9:04 pm

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

  • Bob Moyer January 22, 2015, 8:51 am

    could not find 360networks

  • Calvin January 23, 2015, 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.

  • Matt Esterhuizen February 20, 2015, 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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