SMS through E-Mail: US Cellular, SunCom, Powertel, ATT, Metro PCS and Alltel

   Posted by David Kirk in Internet

If you know the correct email address, sending SMS through email is simple. Here is an update to our previous popular post on emailing via SMS.


We have previously described how to SMS through email with cingular, nextel, sprint, tmobile, verizon, and virgin mobile.

Since that original post, many people have emailed us with updates to our email to SMS list.

where phonenumber = your 10 digit phone number

US Cellular: phonenumber@email.uscc.net

SunCom: phonenumber@tms.suncom.com

Powertel: phonenumber@ptel.net

AT&T: phonenumber@txt.att.net

AT&T MMS: phonenumber@MMS.att.net
(Thanks, LAB!)

Alltel: phonenumber@message.alltel.com

Metro PCS: phonenumber@MyMetroPcs.com
(thanks, Glen!)

 

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105 Responses to “SMS through E-Mail: US Cellular, SunCom, Powertel, ATT, Metro PCS and Alltel”

  1. October 12, 2008 at 9:05 pm, Andrea said:

    I’m a Sprint customer and I have the HTC Mogul and the “@messaging.sprintpcs.com” doesn’t work for my phone. I have to us”@pm.sprint.com.” So you may want to add this as well. I found this info. very helpful

    Reply

    • October 12, 2008 at 11:59 pm, davak said:

      Cool. Thanks for the update!

      Reply

      • February 18, 2009 at 8:32 am, mukaram said:

        i agree with there views

        Reply

        • June 14, 2009 at 9:21 am, Metro PCS said:

          thanks alot, i have been searching for the metro pcs sms email for a while!

          Reply

          • June 19, 2009 at 9:39 pm, tracfone said:

            i wasnt able to get it to work with my phone…

          • May 12, 2011 at 4:58 pm, Da_southern_boyz said:

            me either

      • September 10, 2010 at 7:35 pm, Cjav2528 said:

        What about sending a picture from your cell phone to an email address.

        Reply

    • August 25, 2010 at 9:16 am, Angelbaby31809 said:

      pm.sprint.com is for picture mail, and messaging.sprintpcs.com is for text messages usually

      Reply

    • August 29, 2012 at 8:29 pm, Frankly said:

      > The easy way to determine what address to use is to do the opposite and text from your phone to email.

      Just put the email address in the To: on your phone.

      I experimentally just tried this and it works like a charm.

      Reply

  2. October 16, 2008 at 3:45 pm, Genna said:

    Verizon: phonenumber@vtext.com

    Reply

  3. October 17, 2008 at 8:40 am, Nitemare said:

    Rogers in Canada is Phonenumber@pcs.rogers.com

    Reply

  4. October 20, 2008 at 3:21 pm, omar said:

    on the alltel the person that i want to send a pic. can’t get it. what shoud i do

    Reply

  5. October 31, 2008 at 4:26 pm, Karli said:

    We are using the SMS system as an all call system for an emergency response group we have at work. Does anyone know Cincinnati Bells SMS or if you have a Trac-Fone? Thanks for your help in advance!!

    Reply

    • January 15, 2011 at 12:20 am, Maurice Taylor III said:

      Tracfone is the same as at&t:
      SMS: (10 digit ph. no.)@txt.att.net
      MMS: (10 digit ph. no.)@mms.att.net for picture messages.

      Reply

  6. November 28, 2008 at 4:38 am, Gavin Roskamp said:

    Also for US Cellular, if you want to send audio files in .mp3 format, picture files in .jpg format, and video files in .3gp format (From what I know it automatically converts videos to that format, I have only tried using .mpeg though. I will report back with more results soon if you want), send the message to phonenumber@mms.uscc.net. Hope this helps!

    Reply

    • November 28, 2012 at 4:26 pm, lorie said:

      Thanks to this site i was able to send an email to my Virgin Mobile Android cell
      But could not send a picture . Is there a different one for sending pictures??

      Reply

  7. November 30, 2008 at 10:00 am, babygirl said:

    hey in Hawaii, they have this carrier called Mobi.
    y0u guysz sh0uld add it, because plenty pe0ple
    have it d0wn here.
    itsz – @mobipcs.net
    [:

    Reply

  8. December 17, 2008 at 12:54 pm, cherry424 said:

    helpful thanks!!

    Reply

  9. December 24, 2008 at 2:49 am, Sofia said:

    What about for a sprint fone?

    Reply

  10. December 25, 2008 at 4:30 am, Jason said:

    does this cost money?

    Reply

    • September 07, 2009 at 2:12 am, Name said:

      standard charges apply

      Reply

  11. January 18, 2009 at 3:55 pm, SHY said:

    WHAT ABOUT BOOST MOBILE

    Reply

  12. January 25, 2009 at 9:10 pm, kalei said:

    What about Mobi Pcs …?? i have searched everywhere!!

    Reply

    • February 25, 2009 at 3:41 am, zach said:

      @mobipcs.net

      Reply

      • January 17, 2011 at 1:42 am, Emailfulcrum said:

        Hi Zach, have you been able to send emails to @mobipcs.net ? I am on the mainland, will that make a difference?

        Reply

    • January 17, 2011 at 1:43 am, Emailfulcrum said:

      Hi Kalei, where you able to send an email to the Mobi PCS phone with the address @mobipcs.net

      Reply

  13. February 25, 2009 at 3:42 am, zach said:

    verizon pictures and music files send to

    @vzwpix.com
    `

    Reply

  14. March 17, 2009 at 2:50 am, Wyatt said:

    can you post one for motorola??

    Reply

    • October 15, 2009 at 12:40 pm, Name said:

      No

      Reply

  15. March 25, 2009 at 4:08 pm, fb said:

    f b mannnn

    Reply

  16. March 29, 2009 at 11:56 am, metro pcs said:

    thanks for the metropcs tip
    great post

    Reply

  17. March 31, 2009 at 12:29 pm, jason said:

    i have 2 charges on my cell phone bill i did not make. 1 is to funmobile and the other to top logo ringtone

    Reply

  18. April 03, 2009 at 4:34 am, Cheryl said:

    This is a great site. It’s about time someone posted this info for people. Cell phone co’s don’t tell you this, I know I used to work for one and they didn’t even tell us, lol. prob because they loose out on the updates they charge for. I have Centennial Wireless and their number is xxxxxxxxxx@cwemail.com

    So those of us that have a carrier that is local usually luck out when the dropdown lists at sites want you to click on your carrier. I use yahoo alerts by setting my cell phone email as a pager.
    you can also send pics (mms) (see Gavin’s post below)from online to your cell @myblue.com for Centennial.
    I have unlimited sms so there is no charge for any of the email stuff but my carrier does charge for MMS so you will want to know that before you go crazy downloading screensavers :)

    Reply

  19. April 13, 2009 at 1:38 pm, kacey said:

    i have used alot of there stuff and it has worked really well i love it for my blackberry.love kc lee gillispie

    Reply

  20. April 28, 2009 at 7:11 pm, jon said:

    what about cricket????????

    Reply

  21. June 02, 2009 at 11:55 pm, Blaine said:

    Hey can someone please help me find the sms for Movilnet?

    Reply

  22. June 22, 2009 at 8:46 am, Rickco said:

    anybody know cellular south email

    Reply

  23. July 02, 2009 at 5:00 pm, Kevin said:

    tMobile does not work…been with tobile for over 7 years…stopped working about 2 years ago…used to be awesome to be able to send server monitor alerts to phone…but no more

    Reply

    • September 07, 2009 at 2:14 am, Name said:

      t mobile does work just sumtimes its hard to reply bt rarely does tht happen

      Reply

  24. July 08, 2009 at 1:47 am, Ibex said:

    What about sending pix from email to a cingular user’s phone?

    Reply

  25. July 19, 2009 at 7:43 am, Anonymous said:

    well it’s really nice to send sms through email, how about mms?

    Reply

  26. August 03, 2009 at 10:41 pm, Anonymous said:

    How reliable is this service? Does the message *always* get through? Dropped often? Does it depend on the carrier?

    I’d LOVE to see a study done on the reliability, speed, and other variables for each carrier.

    THANKS!

    Reply

  27. August 22, 2009 at 11:30 pm, Anonymous said:

    does anyone know the sms for cricket phones

    Reply

  28. September 07, 2009 at 2:09 am, Name said:

    thers also tmomail.net for t-mobile
    nd myboostmobile.com for boostmobile

    Reply

  29. October 07, 2009 at 4:50 pm, MysticRains said:

    Compiled from this tread………

    where phonenumber = your 10 digit phone number

    1. Alltel: phonenumber@message.alltel.com
    2. AT&T: phonenumber@txt.att.net
    3. Boost Mobile: phonenumber@myboostmobile.com
    4. Centennial Wireless: phonenumber @cwemail.com
    5. Centennial Wireless (Picture): phonenumber@myblue.com
    6. Cingular: phonenumber@cingularme.com
    7. Cricket: phonenumber@sms.mycricket.com
    8. Metro PCS: phonenumber@MyMetroPcs.com
    9. Mobi: Itsz (Hawaii): phonenumber@mobipcs.net
    10. Mobi Itsz (Picture): phonenumber@mobipcs.net
    11. Nextel: phonenumber@messaging.nextel.com
    12. Powertel: phonenumber@ptel.net
    13. Rogers (Canada): phonenumber@pcs.rogers.com
    14. Sprint: phonenumber@messaging.sprintpcs.com
    15. Sprint (HTC Mogul): phonenumber@pm.sprint.com
    16. SunCom: phonenumber@tms.suncom.com
    17. T-Mobile: phonenumber@tmomail.net
    18. 1 T-Mobile: phonenumber@tmomail.net
    19. US Cellular: phonenumber@email.uscc.net
    20. US Cellular (Audio, mp3, picture jpg, and video 3gp): phonenumber@mms.uscc.net
    21. Verizon: phonenumber@vtext.com
    22. Verizon (Pictures and Music): phonenumber@vzwpix.com
    23. Virgin Mobile: phonenumber@vmobl.com

    Reply

    • October 13, 2009 at 9:45 pm, Anonymous said:

      does att have one for sending pictures?

      Reply

    • May 10, 2010 at 2:43 pm, Anonymous said:

      Thanks for the compiled list,.. saved me a ton of time.

      Reply

    • August 08, 2012 at 11:57 am, Srinivas g said:

      please help how to forward mails to Airtel network in india

      Reply

  30. October 28, 2009 at 3:32 pm, Tenna said:

    Southern Linc = @page.southernlinc.com

    Reply

    • October 28, 2009 at 3:39 pm, Tenna said:

      Pardon me, but I failed to include the obvious. So in case anyone couldn’t figure it out: Southern Linc = phonenumber@page.southernlinc.com

      Reply

  31. November 03, 2009 at 5:37 pm, Sean Shields said:

    Love the feature. Does anyone know if it is possible to edit the ‘from’ number as it appears to the recipient so it reflects the sender rather than a generic phone number?

    Reply

    • May 15, 2010 at 4:51 am, Desk Jockey Mike said:

      When messages are sent from e-mail accounts (which is what the article is about), my phone shows the e-mail addresses they are sent from.

      Messages from Yahoo Messenger (maybe other IM/chat apps) show a generic phone number, and I don’t know any way to change the phone number messages are sent from, other than creating an entry in the contacts stored in the phone. Of course would only work if the Internet service always sent messages from the same one or more numbers.

      Reply

  32. November 08, 2009 at 3:24 pm, Anonymous said:

    Yall need boost mobile!

    Reply

  33. November 10, 2009 at 8:57 pm, Anonymous said:

    This is great information. Does anyone know the addressing scheme for a phone provided by Tracfone?

    Reply

  34. December 05, 2009 at 1:47 am, Joshua said:

    Thanks!!

    Reply

  35. December 09, 2009 at 2:22 pm, Anonymous said:

    does the AT&T one work with the new iPhone 3GS?

    Reply

  36. December 11, 2009 at 3:49 am, Navarr Barnier said:

    The easiest way to figure out the email of a phone, is to have someone who has a phone on that carrier text your email address =p

    It’s both ways, of course.

    Reply

  37. February 01, 2010 at 3:02 pm, Anonymous said:

    Is there any service available for redirect sms to email-id.

    Reply

  38. March 17, 2010 at 1:58 pm, berta said:

    Can a chilean person receive messages to his or her mobile about the earthquakes?

    Reply

    • October 16, 2013 at 8:54 am, ManuelPR said:

      You live in chile? There is many options. I could help you>

      Reply

  39. April 11, 2010 at 3:03 pm, tina said:

    is there one for pocket phones..i searched everywhere

    Reply

  40. April 12, 2010 at 2:25 am, Anonymous said:

    i’ve been looking for the pcs e-mail as well.
    thanks a lot!

    Reply

  41. April 21, 2010 at 12:45 am, David Boerschlein said:

    Do you know what the correct email address for xl.co.id is?

    Reply

  42. April 29, 2010 at 5:35 am, Anonymous said:

    Do you know how i can recieve an email, to my phone, AS a text message?? i have at&t

    Reply

    • October 11, 2010 at 7:19 pm, 770 Cell said:

      Receiving e-mail as an SMS message is something you do via your e-mail system. Set up your e-mail to forward all or select e-mail to your cell address (#########@txt.att.net). I’ve also established a unique GMAIL address that forwards everything to my AT&T cell – in case I ever get a new cell # or carrier. If you get a lot of e-mail with attachments or very wordy e-mails you might want to watch your bill for extra charges. Good luck.

      Reply

  43. June 27, 2010 at 11:43 pm, Tashakekauoha said:

    hi I am a mobi customer how would I be able to send a picture from my computer to my cell phone

    Reply

  44. July 04, 2010 at 4:27 am, Ashie said:

    What about Open Mobile?

    Reply

  45. July 31, 2010 at 1:27 am, Martinezdesigns said:

    :) good help

    Reply

  46. August 02, 2010 at 10:07 pm, Jackiebaby88 said:

    do you have one for cricket?? ive searched and found phonenumber@mms.mycricket.com but not positive it works.. any help?

    Reply

    • August 29, 2012 at 8:32 pm, Frankly said:

      Text your email address from your phone by putting your email address in the To:

      And see what it says under the from on your email.

      Reply

  47. August 05, 2010 at 3:05 pm, Martinpious said:

    hi is this treated as incoming text or incoming email? i have unlimited text so i dont get charged if this comes as incming text message.

    Reply

  48. August 17, 2010 at 3:19 pm, chiane365 said:

    wat bout tracfone and safelink

    Reply

  49. August 18, 2010 at 3:12 am, Anonymous said:

    I was looking for this. Thanks so much!

    Reply

  50. August 29, 2010 at 8:22 pm, Crazyniggajp said:

    what about page plus?

    Reply

  51. September 12, 2010 at 9:13 pm, Xica4u said:

    here is one for cricket users 7731234567@sms.mycricket.com update.

    Reply

  52. September 24, 2010 at 1:57 am, Veronica525139642 said:

    Does anyone know the sms address to use for sending text & media from PC to Phone & Vice Versa for a Simple Mobile Phone?

    Reply

  53. October 23, 2010 at 7:29 pm, Queenbee845 said:

    thks yall for the info life savers

    Reply

  54. October 26, 2010 at 9:43 pm, Outworld420 said:

    page plus younumber@vtext.com

    Reply

  55. November 02, 2010 at 6:04 pm, Goodguy56469 said:

    does anyone know the correct address for LCW Wireless

    Reply

  56. November 30, 2010 at 4:49 pm, Steve Ferrell said:

    To get ANY address, simply set yourself up as a contact, add your home email address to your contact and send yourself a text to your email address. When it arrives at the destination, you will see the proper address for your carrier.

    Reply

  57. January 17, 2011 at 1:41 am, Emailfulcrum said:

    Hi does the the email to phone for the Hawaii carrier Mobi PCS really work? Has anyone tried it from the states?

    Reply

  58. January 24, 2011 at 1:25 am, Samer said:

    What about StraightTalk?

    Reply

  59. April 06, 2011 at 4:29 pm, Teresita said:

    does anyone know the code for New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC – GA?

    Reply

  60. May 16, 2011 at 3:29 pm, Ashely Johnston0827 said:

    what about straight talk 

    Reply

  61. June 02, 2011 at 7:22 pm, Ieroluver72 said:

    Wat about cricket???

    Reply

  62. August 19, 2011 at 11:24 pm, Archangelx00 said:

    The AT&T media one works, but not the txt one.  Has there been a change?

    Reply

  63. December 13, 2011 at 7:49 pm, rita said:

    i tried the tmobile one and at&t and it didnt work…neither did both sprint pcs ??? ughhhh help

    Reply

  64. March 14, 2012 at 11:39 am, lesserofanon said:

    Can somebody post the SMS for simple moble please and thank you much :D

    Reply

  65. May 11, 2012 at 11:18 pm, sunflower said:

    I have Mobi and none of the text on line services cover that service, which I find amusing because 3 of them had ads for Mobi on their website. How can you text on-line to a Mobi phone?

    Reply

  66. July 03, 2012 at 10:17 pm, Tim said:

    I really need this to work and for some reason it is not on my US cellular phone. My plan allows me to receive text for free but I have to pay to send out any, wouild this be why this is not functioning?

    Reply

  67. August 08, 2012 at 11:55 am, Srinivas g said:

    can any one please help here how to forward mails to Airtel network in india

    Reply

  68. September 11, 2012 at 1:42 pm, Dhanush said:

    I have a question – please answer if you guys have an idea – i am trying to build an application to send SMS, but unfortunately, i have the phone numbers but do not know their respective carriers. Is there any possibility of identifying the telephone carriers based on the mobile numbers so that i could concatenate the mobile number with the corresponding email ID and send it as an SMS.. pl help.

    Reply

  69. September 19, 2012 at 8:37 pm, kiko said:

    does anyone have simple mobile???

    Reply

  70. November 27, 2012 at 4:50 am, myk said:

    what about for Globe users?

    Reply

  71. February 06, 2013 at 1:18 am, Mike said:

    Is there a way to find out that email adress for Mobi PCS? It’s a Hawaii cell phone service provider. Much thanks!

    Reply

  72. March 16, 2013 at 9:30 pm, Tiffany said:

    Does anyone know the sms address for LCW wireless?

    Reply

  73. November 26, 2013 at 10:36 am, Nicki said:

    Anyone know what to do with Straight Talk? I am researching now to get on the verizon network still. Would I use the verizon or is there something for straighttalk? Thanks…

    Reply

  74. January 16, 2014 at 9:52 pm, Anna said:

    Ever since the debacle with Target, I have been getting unwanted calls and texts on my cell phone. I downloaded Metro Block It, but how do I block an email address from sending me a text to my cell? I have MetroPCS, as my carrier. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

    Reply

  75. January 25, 2014 at 10:41 am, Selvan said:

    Thanks!

    Reply

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