How can I send free text messages or SMS messages to cell phones?

There are several online services that allow you to send free SMS or text messages to cell phones that support this service. Below is a short list of a few of the services we suggest. Each of these services do not require you to download any software or register before being able to use them. Keep in mind that while sending a text message using any of the below service is free receiving them may not be.

Free services for all carriers

Specific cell phone carriers

Below, is a listing of all the major cell phone carriers e-mail addresses that can be used to send SMS messages over e-mail. For example, if a friends cell phone number was 555-123-4567 and their carrier was AT&T you could send them a text message over e-mail by sending an e-mail to 5551234567@txt.att.net.

  • 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're unable to get any of the above services to work or looking for more click here to open a search for additional services.

Additional information

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