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How to send free text or SMS messages online or from computer

SMSThere are several online services that allow you to send free SMS or text messages to a cell phone using your computer. Below is a short list of a few of the services we suggest. Each of these services do not require you to register or download any software. Keep in mind that while sending a text message with these services is free, receiving them may not be.

Free services for all carriers

Note: These free services are for sending a text message to another person. You cannot receive a text message from another person with these services.

Specific cell phone carriers

The following is a listing of all the major cell phone carriers e-mail addresses, which may be used to send SMS messages over e-mail. For example, if you had a friend with the cell phone number 555-123-4567 and AT&T as their carrier, you could text them by sending an e-mail to 5551234567@txt.att.net.

Tip: You can attach a picture to a SMS message, just like you would attach a picture to a regular e-mail message.

  • 3 River Wireless - 5551234567@sms.3rivers.net
  • Alltel - 5551234567@message.alltel.com
  • AT&T - 5551234567@txt.att.net
  • ACS Wireless - 5551234567@paging.acswireless.com
  • Bell Canada - 5551234567@txt.bellmobility.ca
  • Bell Mobility (Canada) - 5551234567@txt.bell.ca
  • Bell Mobility - 5551234567@txt.bellmobility.ca
  • Blue Sky Frog - 5551234567@blueskyfrog.com
  • Bluegrass Cellular - 5551234567@sms.bluecell.com
  • Boost Mobile - 5551234567@myboostmobile.com
  • BPL Mobile - 5551234567@bplmobile.com
  • Carolina West Wireless - 10digit10digitnumber@cwwsms.com
  • Cellular One - 5551234567@mobile.celloneusa.com
  • Cellular South - 5551234567@csouth1.com
  • Centennial Wireless - 5551234567@cwemail.com
  • CenturyTel - 5551234567@messaging.centurytel.net
  • Cingular - 5551234567@txt.att.net
  • Clearnet - 5551234567@msg.clearnet.com
  • Comcast - 5551234567@comcastpcs.textmsg.com
  • Corr Wireless Communications - 5551234567@corrwireless.net
  • Dobson - 5551234567@mobile.dobson.net
  • Edge Wireless - 5551234567@sms.edgewireless.com
  • Fido - 5551234567@fido.ca
  • Golden Telecom - 5551234567@sms.goldentele.com
  • Helio - 5551234567@messaging.sprintpcs.com
  • Houston Cellular - 5551234567@text.houstoncellular.net
  • Illinois Valley Cellular - 5551234567@ivctext.com
  • Inland Cellular Telephone - 5551234567@inlandlink.com
  • Idea Cellular - 5551234567@ideacellular.net
  • MCI - 5551234567@pagemci.com
  • Metrocall - 5551234567@page.metrocall.com
  • Metrocall 2-way - 5551234567@my2way.com
  • Metro PCS - 5551234567@mymetropcs.com
  • Microcell - 5551234567@fido.ca
  • Midwest Wireless - 5551234567@clearlydigital.com
  • Mobilcomm - 5551234567@mobilecomm.net
  • MTS - 5551234567@text.mtsmobility.com
  • Nextel - 5551234567@messaging.nextel.com
  • OnlineBeep - 5551234567@onlinebeep.net
  • President's Choice - 5551234567@txt.bell.ca
  • Public Service Cellular - 5551234567@sms.pscel.com
  • PCS One - 5551234567@pcsone.net
  • Qwest - 5551234567@qwestmp.com
  • Rogers Canada - 5551234567@pcs.rogers.com
  • Rogers AT&T Wireless - 5551234567@pcs.rogers.com
  • Satellink - 5551234567.pageme@satellink.net
  • Southwestern Bell - 5551234567@email.swbw.com
  • Sprint - 5551234567@messaging.sprintpcs.com
  • Sumcom - 5551234567@tms.suncom.com
  • Surewest Communicaitons - 5551234567@mobile.surewest.com
  • Sumcom - 5551234567@tms.suncom.com
  • Sprint - 5551234567@messaging.sprintpcs.com
  • Solo Mobile - 5551234567@txt.bell.ca
  • Surewest Communicaitons - 5551234567@mobile.surewest.com
  • T-Mobile - 5551234567@tmomail.net
  • Tracfone - 5551234567@txt.att.net
  • Telus - 5551234567@msg.telus.com
  • Triton - 5551234567@tms.suncom.com
  • Unicel - 5551234567@utext.com
  • US Cellular - 5551234567@email.uscc.net
  • US West - 5551234567@uswestdatamail.com
  • Virgin Mobile - 5551234567@vmobl.com
  • Virgin Mobile Canada - 5551234567@vmobile.ca
  • Verizon - 5551234567@vtext.com
  • Western Wireless - 5551234567@cellularonewest.com
  • West Central Wireless - 5551234567@sms.wcc.net

These are just a few of the many free services available on the Internet. If you were unable to get any of the previous ones to work or are looking for more, open a search for additional services.

Additional information

  • See the text messaging definition for additional information and related links.