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

Updated: 02/07/2022 by Computer Hope
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Several online services that lets you send free SMS or text messages to a cell phone using your computer. Below is a short list of services we suggest. Each of these services do not require you to register or download any software. Realize that while sending a text message with these services is free, receiving them may not be free.

Free services for all carriers


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 can be utilized 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 [email protected].


You can attach a picture to an SMS message, the same way you would attach a picture to a regular e-mail message.

These are some free services available on the Internet. If you cannot get any of the previous ones to work or are looking for more, open a search for additional services.