Send SMS Messages to Cell Phones Using Email

   Posted February 5, 2004 by David Kirk in Instant messaging

If you know somebody’s cell phone number, you can email them SMS messages thanks to a new service.

Previously I have discussed how to send SMS messages with AIM.

Elric428 over at describes a new site that allows you to use email to send SMS messages to any SMS-capable phone. now provides this wonderful service. To use teleflip just email the SMS message to the following email address:

Just replace 1112223333 with the cellphone number that you want to receive the SMS message.

With this service, you no longer have to remember the complex email format that each individual cell company uses. Remember that many cellphone users are charged for incoming SMS messages… so be polite.


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David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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  • uone

    is this international sms message sending?

  • ari

    teleflip is out of business and this service does not work anymore

    • Thanks for the update. I’ll update the tutorial.

  • jess

    call my house when you wake up asap

  • Doug

    Did this work?

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  • Anonymous

    how do i send to a phone

  • Crystal

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  • jadelina

    heey moon

  • Anonymous

    please. assist. i tried this but it never worked. so what could be the problem.
    i have qn. is this method of sending messages applicable to all cell phones for all countries or its applicable in us and canada?
    can it be used in kenya?

  • Anonymous

    Hi Alex I talked to Vincent and he said right now it’s a bad time and really he can do nothing as you had told me earlier. He also says thingshave changed drastically and his company has become more complex than before! So keep asking him but don’t pressurize him

  • guna

    useful service for me.

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  • Ashia


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  • JMS

  • sending by computer

  • Gugulethu

    I would like to know on how to send messages to cellphone, from e-mails, and to different cellphones, like vodacom,mtn,cell c as welll;

    Thank you

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  • pink panther

    i need to get into my ex’s amazon account does aNYONE know how?