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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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2008-03-25, 23:43:57
anonymous from Richmond, United States  
worked great for me
2008-04-17, 08:11:45
anonymous  
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it don't work..
2008-05-08, 08:32:59
anonymous from United States  
hey ma
2008-05-30, 10:10:20
anonymous  
Hi
2008-06-22, 03:11:56
anonymous  
hthr
2008-07-23, 14:14:43
tylersmith@m.airg.com from Canada  



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2008-07-27, 20:23:37
anonymous  
well i used this and it worked very well on my first try...but i wanted to send myself a picture and it didnt work...but i still give this program a 3 star rating...i just wanna know why my picture didnt send
2008-08-23, 19:50:14
anonymous from United States  
hi roosje
2008-09-11, 02:08:58
anonymous from Los Angeles, United States  
hola


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2008-09-13, 08:28:49
anonymous  



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2008-09-21, 22:21:24
anonymous from United States  
where can i find the different endings of cellphone companies?
2008-10-07, 00:37:21
anonymous from Hong Kong  
Hello baby you are very nice and cute why are you live pls cal me my cel phone or SMS pls I am now wait for you
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2008-10-16, 00:46:26
fquintani02@hotmail.com+7128991549  
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MI AMOR TE MANDO LA FOTO ESPERO TE GUSTE ESTA.. OK ES LA UNICA QUE ME CARGO OK BYE MAMI


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2008-10-29, 03:27:36
anonymous from United States  
2008-10-29, 03:30:01
anonymous from United States  
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