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Question:

I want to send an email to a friend's cell phone but I do not know what provider he has. I just have the phone number.

Answer:

In the past it was possible to look at the phone number and based on the first 3 digits after the area code you could tell to which provider this number belonged. Now it is possible to switch cell phone service providers and take your number with you. E.g. all 831-251-XXXX numbers originally were AT&T. But because of the merger many of those numbers may now be Cingular Wireless numbers. Some may have switched to Verizon, Telekom or Sprint and still have this number.

Traditionally in order to send an email to a cell phone you needed to know the provider and the format how to address an email to a cell phone for this provider.

E.g. for a number 831-251-1234 under AT&T you would send that email to 8312511234@att.mobile.net

Now there is a service called Teleflip. Teleflip takes the phone number and simply sends the email to the correct provider. How do they know the correct provider? They keep a database. There may be some issues if your friend recently changed providers and kept the number - Teleflip keeps a database and their FAQ says it may take a few months until their database is updated.

To send an email to your friend just address it to 8312511234@teleflip.com
(Of course replace the number with your friend's cell phone number.)

With this service, you no longer have to remember the complex email format that each individual cell company uses. Remember that some cellphone users are charged for incoming SMS messages, so do not send too many.

Teleflip works very well for me.

If you know the provider, see this tip: SMS by email


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2007-03-13, 08:28:22
anonymous from Canada  
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its nice
2007-04-15, 13:09:45
anonymous from Greece  
hi nice job
2007-04-16, 07:25:41
9014934334  
Hey sexy!!!
2007-04-16, 07:26:41
9014906999 from United States  
Hey good looking
2007-05-03, 10:57:55
[hidden]  
YOU ALL ARE DUMBASSES
2007-06-16, 00:48:29
sms@freetext.hopto.org from Canada  
Use this site to send messages to any cellphone in Canada without specifying the provider.

http://freetext.hopto.org
2007-07-17, 21:09:47
anonymous from United States  
K
2007-08-02, 06:00:34
anonymous from India  



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2007-08-07, 12:21:31
anonymous from United States  
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It worked! I was skeptical at first, so I sent myself a message. I got the message about 45 seconds later!
Some cingular numbers are different, I know that when I get e-mails on my cell phone it goes to *7145551212@mobile.mycingular.com. Can I sent attachments or pics using the same format??? (*7145551212@teleflip.com?) I do not have the ability to open pics on my phone, so I therefore am unable to test it out mylself to see...

**replace with the recipients cell phone number.


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2007-08-16, 18:55:11
anonymous from United States  
I THINK THAT IS A VERY GOOD A IDEA TO DO DIS AND I WILL BE SURE TO TELL ALOOT OF MY FRIENDS
2007-09-09, 11:04:08
anonymous from Somalia  
hello
how is your condition
iam somaliyoung boy who live in somaliland
i wana to meet a women bigern then me and fat
my age is 22 years old
regards
ahmed
sulieman nour
2007-09-16, 15:28:24
Ronaldo22@shuf.com  
Just hi 4 all
2007-11-13, 07:49:43
anonymous from Littleton, United States  
does this service work on international calls as well?
2007-12-07, 21:28:38
khuleka@gmail from Zimbabwe  
how do send an email to an cellphone so that the recipiant recieves it as an sms
2007-12-11, 08:41:43
anonymous from Canada  
Anybody know the email address for phones using pcmobile or maybe it is pc mobile? It is a Canadian outfit.
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