How To Send Email To Any Cell Phone (for Free)

Want to send a short email to a friend and get it delivered to his/her cell phone as SMS? If you know your friends’ phone numbers and the carrier they are on then you can easily send emails to their cell phones directly from your email program.

Here is how it works:

Most of mobile carriers offer free Email To SMS gateways which can be used to forward simple text emails to a mobile phones. And the good news, majority of those gateways are free and available to the general public.

You just need to know the number and the carrier of the recipient to start emailing them to mobile phone. Below we put together a table listing free email to SMS gateways for different carriers. You can use as quick reference both for US and international mobile numbers.

Free Email To SMS Gateways (Major US Carriers)

Carrier Email to SMS Gateway
Alltel [10-digit phone number]
AT&T (formerly Cingular) [10-digit phone number]
[10-digit phone number] (MMS)
[10-digit phone number]
Boost Mobile [10-digit phone number]
Nextel (now Sprint Nextel) [10-digit telephone number]
Sprint PCS (now Sprint Nextel) [10-digit phone number]
[10-digit phone number] (MMS)
T-Mobile [10-digit phone number]
US Cellular [10-digit phone number] (SMS)
[10-digit phone number] (MMS)
Verizon [10-digit phone number]
[10-digit phone number] (MMS)
Virgin Mobile USA [10-digit phone number]

Free Email To SMS Gateways (International + Smaller US)

These are all I could find from Wikipedia and other sources. If you’re aware of any other ones please share them in comments and I’ll add them to the list.

Carrier Email to SMS Gateway
7-11 Speakout (USA GSM)
Airtel (Karnataka, India)
Airtel Wireless (Montana, USA)
Alaska Communications Systems
AT&T Enterprise Paging
BigRedGiant Mobile Solutions
Bell Mobility & Solo Mobile (Canada)
BPL Mobile (Mumbai, India)
Cellular One (Dobson)
Cingular (Postpaid)
Centennial Wireless
Cingular (GoPhone prepaid) (SMS)
Claro (Brasil)
Claro (Nicaragua)
Cricket (SMS)
Emtel (Mauritius)
Fido (Canada)
General Communications Inc.
Globalstar (satellite)
Illinois Valley Cellular
Iridium (satellite)
i wireless
Koodo Mobile (Canada)
Meteor (Ireland)
Mero Mobile (Nepal)
Mobitel (Sri Lanka)
Movistar (Colombia)
MTN (South Africa)
MTS (Canada)
Nextel (United States)
Nextel (Argentina)
Orange Polska (Poland)
Personal (Argentina)
Plus GSM (Poland)
President’s Choice (Canada)
Rogers (Canada)
SL Interactive (Australia)
Sasktel (Canada)
Setar Mobile email (Aruba)
T-Mobile (Austria)
T-Mobile (UK)
Telus Mobility (Canada)
Thumb Cellular
Tigo (Formerly Ola)
Tracfone (prepaid)
Virgin Mobile (Canada)
Vodacom (South Africa)
MobiPCS (Hawaii only)

If you are aware of any other free sms to email gateways please add it in comments. Also let us know whether you tried any of the above and your experience with it. [via make use of]

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