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Want to send a short email to a friend and get it delivered to his/her cell phone as SMS? If you know your friends’ phone numbers and the carrier they are on then you can easily send emails to their cell phones directly from your email program.

free Email To Sms gateways

Here is how it works:

Most of mobile carriers offer free Email To SMS gateways which can be used to forward simple text emails to a mobile phones. And the good news, majority of those gateways are free and available to the general public.

You just need to know the number and the carrier of the recipient to start emailing them to mobile phone. Below we put together a table listing free email to SMS gateways for different carriers. You can use as quick reference both for US and international mobile numbers.

Free Email To SMS Gateways (Major US Carriers)

Carrier Email to SMS Gateway
Alltel [10-digit phone number]
AT&T (formerly Cingular) [10-digit phone number]
[10-digit phone number] (MMS)
[10-digit phone number]
Boost Mobile [10-digit phone number]
Nextel (now Sprint Nextel) [10-digit telephone number]
Sprint PCS (now Sprint Nextel) [10-digit phone number]
[10-digit phone number] (MMS)
T-Mobile [10-digit phone number]
US Cellular [10-digit phone number] (SMS)
[10-digit phone number] (MMS)
Verizon [10-digit phone number]
[10-digit phone number] (MMS)
Virgin Mobile USA [10-digit phone number]

Free Email To SMS Gateways (International + Smaller US)

These are all I could find from Wikipedia and other sources. If you’re aware of any other ones please share them in comments and I’ll add them to the list.

Carrier Email to SMS Gateway
7-11 Speakout (USA GSM)
Airtel (Karnataka, India)
Airtel Wireless (Montana, USA)
Alaska Communications Systems
AT&T Enterprise Paging
BigRedGiant Mobile Solutions
Bell Mobility & Solo Mobile (Canada)
BPL Mobile (Mumbai, India)
Cellular One (Dobson)
Cingular (Postpaid)
Centennial Wireless
Cingular (GoPhone prepaid) (SMS)
Claro (Brasil)
Claro (Nicaragua)
Cricket (SMS)
Emtel (Mauritius)
Fido (Canada)
General Communications Inc.
Globalstar (satellite)
Illinois Valley Cellular
Iridium (satellite)
i wireless
Koodo Mobile (Canada)
LMT (Latvia)
Meteor (Ireland)
Mero Mobile (Nepal)
Movicom (Argentina)
Mobitel (Sri Lanka)
Movistar (Colombia)
MTN (South Africa)
MTS (Canada)
Nextel (United States)
Nextel (Argentina)
Orange Polska (Poland)
Personal (Argentina)
Plus GSM (Poland)
President’s Choice (Canada)
Rogers (Canada)
SL Interactive (Australia)
Sasktel (Canada)
Setar Mobile email (Aruba)
T-Mobile (Austria)
T-Mobile (UK)
Telus Mobility (Canada)
Thumb Cellular
Tigo (Formerly Ola)
Tracfone (prepaid)
Virgin Mobile (Canada)
Vodacom (South Africa)
Vodafone (Italy)
MobiPCS (Hawaii only)


If you can’t find a gatewayd for your current provider here, check out following links:

If you are aware of any other free sms to email gateways please add it in comments. Also let us know whether you tried any of the above and your experience with it.

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  10. Bill
    August 12, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    This method is now outdated. It doesn't always work when you are trying to send massive amounts of emails to different phone numbers at once. Is there another method?

  11. Matthew on Fido
    January 31, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    So now the recipient has to answer with message saying "Read" to each message coming. Most don't bother to subscribe to the service anyway. Who thought up such nonsense?

  12. Larry C
    January 26, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    I did not see Straight talk from Walmart. Thank you.

  13. Allan
    January 11, 2016 at 6:00 am

    does anyone know anything about Botswana? the email gateways for mascom, orange and bemobile? you may let me know...

  14. achraf
    November 19, 2015 at 9:51 am


    How can i find a gateway for morocco ?



    • Allan
      January 11, 2016 at 6:08 am

      you can inquire from the mobile service providers there..

  15. Desiree Stuller
    May 26, 2015 at 10:33 am

    How do you message and IDEAL cell service customer?

  16. eliena
    February 20, 2015 at 4:06 am

    I'm using u mobile and Samsung e1270 mobile phone can you please help me ?

  17. BklynRuben
    January 13, 2015 at 2:09 am

    You can also use a site called ( or they offer free texting.

  18. giora
    February 7, 2010 at 4:45 am

    two comments
    The largest list of email address for SMS I found is
    It is possible to use CapsCake (US and Canada Only) to automatically search the provider and launch the email

  19. Karthik
    February 4, 2010 at 6:29 am

    Check out this awesome site for more info on how to send email to any cell phone :

  20. Kish
    January 30, 2010 at 5:37 am

    Im wondering what the gateway is for Hutchinson 3g (H3G) UK?

  21. Leee
    January 27, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Can The Person Ur Txting Txt U Back ?

    • Kiwi
      January 28, 2010 at 1:43 pm

      Yes they can, I've been "texting" a person in texas (from New Zealand, that doesn't matter though) and she's been texting back for about a month now.

      You can even add the person to your contact list.

      Don't ask about pricing though, the person I email has unlimited texts so, I don't know how much it costs per text to text an email address.

  22. Tiffany
    January 26, 2010 at 7:28 am

    I use this to create ring tones for my friends online and then send them to their phones. It's a free ring tone and they just pay standard text messaging. They all seem to like it!

  23. Kiwi
    January 23, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Does nobody know the emails for New Zealand phone numbers? I've been searching for like two weeks...

    Telecom (New Zealand)
    Vodafone (New Zealand)
    2° (Two degrees, NZ)

  24. chaseasum
    January 18, 2010 at 3:30 am

    here is another website that allows you to send free text messages in USA

  25. kcb3
    January 13, 2010 at 8:31 am

    It's easier to use yahoo messenger to text if you have a Yahoo acct. No need to know the carrier of the person you are texting.

  26. Brian
    January 13, 2010 at 5:56 am

    Didn't see this gateway on the list.

    Cellular South

    Also, this is a nice site to find out which carrier to use if you only have the number.

    Anyone know what happened to Teleflip?

  27. Faz
    January 12, 2010 at 4:21 am

    Can anyone Summarise what works for U.K networks please

  28. Deena
    January 7, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Very helpful! Thanks.

  29. JaMichael Towns
    January 2, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Anyone know if Samsung has a SMS. or Cellco Partnership Dba Verizon Wire? If so can you tell me them? (If they dont have a code because of them being landline then let me know that too. Plz and ty)

  30. Tim Lenahan
    December 30, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Hmm, I'm wondering if the easiest way to find out if your SMS provider has an email gateway is to text a message to your own email address and see what address it comes from. Shouldn't that work?

  31. Tom
    December 30, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Looking to receive email from my inbox via SMS text. I live in Canada and use Telus... I have unlimited text messaging... how do I go about doing this?

  32. Barb
    December 16, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Does not work with prepaid Tracfone. I've tried twice!

  33. Momo
    December 12, 2009 at 11:56 am

    can you please tell me if you have a gateway for e-mail to SMS in Liberia, Ghana, and Benin? I am also interested in knowing the gateway for e-mail to SMS for Iwireless in Iowa? Thanks for your help.

  34. vero
    December 12, 2009 at 8:05 am

    It's not working delivery of email fails im trying to send an sms to lebanon please help

  35. Jake
    December 6, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Found a link to this post on . I have used this service with a neighbor friend and it works. At first I told him not to text me back since I can't read those messages on my phone, but he texted me back a couple weeks ago and I got a copy via email. Love this service! It did not seem to work when I tried texting myself, because my message bounced back.

  36. Yvonne
    December 5, 2009 at 1:15 am

    Try You can listen to your emails (Yahoo mail only supported currently) Reply to specific mail and compose email to a contact by name. All handsfree without any software installed on the phone You can even browse websites and blogs and have them read out to you on demand when you want it.

  37. Steve
    December 4, 2009 at 4:05 am

    There's only one problem when I use this message system. Whoever I send an email (message) to, they can't seem to be able to hit reply on their phone and write back to me... What I mean is, the reply doesn't get sent to my email inbox.

  38. Michael
    December 2, 2009 at 10:35 pm


  39. veronica
    November 17, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Thank you for this information. This information is helpful for me.

  40. Matt
    November 10, 2009 at 6:55 am

    does anyone have the 'email-to-SMS' gateway address of provider DIGI in malaysia ( to send messages from email to DIGI mobile numbers?

  41. DJ MarJ
    November 4, 2009 at 4:48 am

    believe it or not you can use to send messages from your email to Net10 customers

  42. Jana
    October 25, 2009 at 9:36 am

    Thanks for giving this deatials

  43. george johnson
    October 22, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    I prefer to use:

    It works and is totally anonymous.

  44. Rizwan
    October 20, 2009 at 1:57 am

    isn't there any carrier support for (Email to SMS) pakistan

  45. mariana
    October 14, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    does anyone know claro or movistar but for peru?? what do you type??

    Is it still the or what ? i really don't

  46. Gayan
    September 27, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Mobitel Sri Lanka gateway is not working now.

  47. Petch
    September 18, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    What is the gateway for service providers in thailand? Anyone? help please...

  48. Pri
    August 26, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Does anybody know how I can send a picture email to Carrier claro in puerto Rico??

    • jose
      August 27, 2009 at 10:30 am

      You should use mms not sms in order to send a picture via wireless carrier.

      • Mike
        September 3, 2009 at 1:55 pm

        how do you do this, forgive me i am not very tech savy,

  49. redboy934
    August 26, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    do they charge the person recieving it i was wonder the person i send it to is verizon carrier and they have unlimited messaging are they gonna charge them

  50. ale
    August 23, 2009 at 7:51 am don't work.
    delivery status notification:
    Delivery to the following recipients failed.

    Some of the non italian gateway can work to send sms in italy or it's impossible?

  51. ale
    August 22, 2009 at 11:37 am

    vodafone - work only for 10 message with the same e-mail that you have registered on the vodafone charge

    Wind – don't seems to work

    TIM - have to try

  52. Sparky
    August 17, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Anyone have the gateway for the carrier TIM Brasil in Brazil? Thanks

  53. Cdog
    August 15, 2009 at 8:30 pm is much simpler and works for free also

  54. Tammy
    August 14, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Okay, I'm a ditz, help me out guys!! Im on T-mobile in the US and I want to text a person who is on t-mobile in the UK. Do I put the + in front of the entire number that was given to me? How can use this all the time on my Blackberry "Flip". Thanks All

  55. star
    August 11, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    or any other way to text each other?

    • dLight
      August 12, 2009 at 12:05 am


  56. star
    August 11, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Hi...Anyone know about Virgin Mobile Australia. Have a friend there and i have Alltel Mobile service in the USA.
    Cant text! Anyone know if the email to txt works?
    Real pain in the butt!!


  57. Steve
    August 11, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    The email to Boost is NOT SMS - it is MMS. This is an important distinction, because Boost users that have the $1/day plan don't pay for SMS, but DO pay 25 cents per message for MMS!

  58. boulbul
    July 25, 2009 at 8:22 am

    hello, does anyone know what what suffix used for algerian network...such as djezy nedjma and mobilis?


  59. MissMouse
    July 21, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Anyone know if sprint,nextel,at&t still work??

  60. Jawad
    July 17, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    is that work in Morocco , sir ,, i like to try it!!!!!

  61. sirichai
    July 13, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Please anyone know if this works for verizon united states

  62. maheflo
    July 12, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    hey it really worked on my movistar but apparently it didnt on a comcel colombia is it really free?? thanks a lot...

  63. Kelsey
    July 11, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    The address given for Alltel doesn't work.

  64. katch
    July 10, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Here's a tip. Sign up for a new yahoo mail account specifically for sms. I entitled mine simply like Since yahoo mail has push, you basically have the capability of sending sms via email and get notified immediately when there is a response :) So far so good.

    • winzter143
      November 4, 2009 at 2:22 am


      I thinking this is the solution for my task. I already register a new yahoo mail account but I do not know how to register yahoo sms account.
      Can explain on how to create.


    • winzter143
      November 4, 2009 at 3:05 am

      This comment already tested??

  65. TIM
    July 9, 2009 at 7:13 am


  66. sunil
    July 7, 2009 at 4:25 am

    I have to send sms to BSNL kerala India please suggest.

  67. ee
    July 5, 2009 at 10:19 am

    how do u get this?

  68. CS
    July 1, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Does anyone know:

    in Guatemala

    Thank you!

  69. JEJE
    June 27, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Tigo,Claro,digicel,Movistar,Telefonica,Red,(El Salvador)
    not on list!!!!!

  70. Twink
    June 23, 2009 at 5:40 am

    This is nice

    Is there anything for Maxis in Malaysia?
    I've looked around and still haven't found anything

  71. Jasper
    June 20, 2009 at 9:52 am

    works great if you know the other persons server.

    • Steve
      June 28, 2009 at 10:53 pm

      If you know how to write a windows batch file you could download sendmail and write a little script to send your message to all of the carriers one-by-one. When they reply, you know their other person's server.

      USE" esms ""
      USE: esms 1234567890 "your message"

      REM esms.bat
      @echo off

      prompt --

      echo sending message to %1
      echo message: %2


      REM Alltel
      @echo on
      sendEmail.exe -f -t -s -xu -xp yourpw -u hello -m %2
      @echo off
      REM Example:

      REM AT&T (formerly Cingular)
      @echo on
      sendEmail.exe -f -t -s -xu -xp yourpw -u hello -m %2
      @echo off
      REM sendEmail.exe -f -t (MMS)
      @echo on
      sendEmail.exe -f -t -s -xu -xp yourpw -u hello -m %2
      @echo off
      REM Example:

      REM Nextel (now Sprint Nextel)
      @echo on
      sendEmail.exe -f -t -s -xu -xp yourpw -u hello -m %2
      @echo off
      REM Example:

      REM Sprint PCS (now Sprint Nextel)
      @echo on
      sendEmail.exe -f -t -s -xu -xp yourpw -u hello -m %2
      @echo off
      REM sendEmail.exe -f -t (MMS)
      REM Example:

      REM T-Mobile
      @echo on
      sendEmail.exe -f -t -s -xu -xp yourpw -u hello -m %2
      @echo off
      REM Example:

      REM US Cellular
      @echo on
      sendEmail.exe -f -t -s -xu -xp yourpw -u hello -m %2
      @echo off
      REM sendEmail.exe -f -t (MMS)
      REM Example:

      REM Verizon
      @echo on
      sendEmail.exe -f -t -s -xu -xp yourpw -u hello -m %2
      @echo off
      REM sendEmail.exe -f -t (MMS)
      REM Example:

      REM Virgin Mobile USA
      @echo on
      sendEmail.exe -f -t -s -xu -xp yourpw -u hello -m %2
      @echo off

      • Aibek
        June 29, 2009 at 1:52 am


        • thebatty1
          December 1, 2009 at 1:50 am

          the sendmail you are talking about..(is that .com or .org?) it sounds like something I would really like to know about can you lead me in the right direction?
          and then of coarse I would need to know the batch stuff later..:(

          Thanks so much!!!

        • thebatty1
          December 1, 2009 at 11:24 am

          Steve that last question was for you.
          (Hmm Probably knew that huh?

          anyway and wanted to add I would love to sare some cell phone knowledge/tips with ya that I have collected through the years!! Do you have a blog or website or something somewhere?

  72. mike
    June 19, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Any one for Nigeria pls...

  73. Jimmy Thomas
    June 18, 2009 at 1:15 am

    Thanks Aibek, is there anything for Idea cellular?

  74. Carmical George
    June 17, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Does anyone know the email address to use for Telstra Australia??

  75. Dave
    June 9, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    You can use the website to send text messages for free and get replies online via your account. it is all free check it out most of the carriers mentioned and more are there. enjoy

  76. livfstdieyoung
    May 29, 2009 at 10:43 am

    so is there any way i can text via e-mail to mobilkom/a1 austria ?thanks

  77. boulbul
    May 29, 2009 at 9:04 am

    All UK providers have block access to this feature....Is there new tips on how to use this service...if not...may be it would be better to shut the whole site down.

  78. nibil
    May 25, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    plz add id for BSNL Kerala(BSNL INDIA)

  79. isis
    May 10, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Anyone knows how I could send SMS to Telekom in Serbia?
    Thanks in advance for any info.

    • Srb
      August 3, 2009 at 11:47 pm

      I would like to know that one myself :D I'm interested in both Telekom (aka MTS) and Telenor for Serbia!..

      If anybody can help, I would really appreciate it. And just to mention before somebody copies some old information, Mobtel doesn't exist anymore... It has been replaced by Telenor.


  80. dLight
    May 9, 2009 at 6:16 am

    Anyone have an email link for Videotron in Canada?

    Peace, Blessings and Grace

  81. dLight
    May 9, 2009 at 6:11 am

    Hey Nikhil

    Can you upload your list to a file server like / / or another one that will host it without deleting it... and post the link here for everyone to be able to download it.


  82. cliff
    May 8, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    T-Mobile UK didn't seem to work when I tried it.

  83. Bill
    May 6, 2009 at 5:27 am

    Meteor (Ireland)

    doesn't work because the correect address should be

    Meteor (Ireland)

    I use it.

  84. Bob
    May 5, 2009 at 8:39 am

    Anybody know the info for Vodafone Albania?

  85. VirginTech
    May 4, 2009 at 3:11 am

    Vodafone India not on list:-(

  86. saqib
    May 2, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    any getaway or website to send sms to Bangladesh ?

  87. Confused
    April 27, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    How can i send a sms from Fido(Canada) to a Telcel mobile in Mexico? Please help

  88. Hamisu
    April 25, 2009 at 11:09 am

    How to send email message to mobile phone in Nigeria

  89. Mike
    April 24, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    How many people can you contact? Can I contact all of my employees in my office via text (through outlook)?? (50 people)

  90. HonkLua
    April 15, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    you can't do this free you have to pay for SMS. but you can always buy one of the new toys and it would give you option to send email as sms... the phone will do the work for you look around for some retailers here is good one

    April 10, 2009 at 6:39 am

    pls. give the link to download the software shown above

  92. Montse
    April 8, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    i just had a question about
    TELCEL from Mexico.. thanks :)
    didnt seem to find it

  93. Lenny
    April 8, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    if you are in the USA and have AT&T and are using will no longer work is the new format

    hope this helps

  94. Frankfortdata
    March 14, 2009 at 7:51 am

    Please can anyone send me the link for China free SMS, the carrier are, CMCC and China UNICOM..


  95. anthony
    March 2, 2009 at 10:18 am

    nice info check out this SMS website

  96. Louis
    February 28, 2009 at 12:50 am

    How about Cubacel in Cuba?

  97. fred
    February 20, 2009 at 5:24 am

    Inland Cellular Telephone

    this company is a good sized one in the northwest . . .

  98. david
    February 18, 2009 at 5:50 am

    hi.. i would like to know how to send sms frm email for my country malaysia.


  99. dman
    February 1, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    No luck for me either with t-mobile uk

    The original message was received at Sun, 1 Feb 2009 17:01:52 GMT from [***.***.***.***]

    ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
    (reason: 550 Unknown local part in )

    ----- Transcript of session follows ----- ... while talking to
    >>> DATA
    <<< 550 Unknown local part ********90 in 550 5.1.1 ... User unknown <<< 503 Valid RCPT TO must precede DATA

  100. ItDontMatter
    January 28, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    The one for Meteor in Ireland doesn't work as they've set up a rule on the server to block these emails and throw up a 550 error.

  101. Aibek
    January 21, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    I want to know the email address for a particular network? how do you find out? I am looking for the network carriers in Algeria

    and he by the way on wikipedia, it is stated that email sms is blocked over the UK...that is why is does not work

  102. Wroth
    January 19, 2009 at 10:33 am

    T-mobile Uk doesn't work for me. I get a '550 Unknown local part' error.

    I have an 11 digit phone number though. Is that the problem? I tried it without the 0 at the start and it still didn't work.

    • Aibek
      January 21, 2009 at 5:45 am

      Are you sure you're entering the number correctly? As you can see from the screenshot above I have used this trick for T-Mobile UK number. It worked fine!

      • Aibek
        January 21, 2009 at 7:54 pm

        Yes, I am. I have tried even with freinds simply does not work... I get the error message with code 505

  103. ashwini
    January 16, 2009 at 5:58 am

    this list is old..i need for vodafone in AP-Hyd

  104. ramy
    January 12, 2009 at 5:22 am

    hey it doesnt work at all dude
    oone i send that to i got failure message saying the email is not exist..

  105. jose g
    December 26, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Claro from Puerto Rico is missing in the list. You cand send sms via: [10 digits phone number]

  106. frank
    December 25, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Hi Nikhil,
    Can you send me the list to franbodx (at) yahoo .com.
    Merry Xmas to everybody.
    Thanks I appreciate.

  107. wondwossen
    December 18, 2008 at 9:07 am

    what about Ethiopia- currently it is Erecsson and it will be replaced by ZTE-a chineas company

  108. Shwi999
    December 15, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    ...well I imagine this makes it easy to spam ppl. Who needs to buy a list of cell phone #s when one can just run a number generator on each service. Yay a-holes of marketing...

    btw, free boner pills @ asd;lfkj lol.

  109. Chuck
    December 15, 2008 at 8:00 am

    Please send list of Email addresses.



  110. Dmitriy
    December 14, 2008 at 2:33 am

    GMail now has an application allowing you to sent text messages to your contacts,

  111. syeman
    December 14, 2008 at 2:10 am

    how should I send message to vodafone mobile in chennai(india) ?

    • Aibek
      December 14, 2008 at 10:12 am

      Read the artilce, it's all there. Although I am not sure if there is a email to sms gateway for Vodafone in India.

      • Aibek
        January 20, 2009 at 4:03 pm

        I have tried uk t-mobile...but did not work :

        this is what I did but did not work, am I doing something wrong?

        Please help


  112. Hosea
    December 13, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    With this you can send text messages with your Wii (Nintendo)

  113. altin
    December 11, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    how can i send sms mesage to mobile phone from email im from macedonia or FYROM Macedonia :) waiting for it .........?

  114. jasen
    December 10, 2008 at 12:21 am

    Nice site, very useful tool!! thumbs up!!

  115. Lyn
    December 7, 2008 at 7:04 am

    I need T Mobile and Vodaphone in the UK, and Movistar in Spain. Please

    • Aibek
      December 7, 2008 at 11:15 am

      T Mobile UK is defnitely on the list, I used it myself.

  116. K. Eberhart
    December 6, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    How about Telia for Sweden and some parts of Denmark?

  117. easier
    December 3, 2008 at 1:41 am

    why not try a service that does it for you like and its FREE

  118. Raj
    December 3, 2008 at 12:47 am

    I'm using a mobile web site to send my SMS messages and its free also.

  119. Aibek
    December 2, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    teleflip is history. they are closed.

  120. aglaz
    December 2, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Hi! Smth about Russia?

    • Aibek
      December 2, 2008 at 9:08 pm

      see additional link that were added to the post.

  121. Geoffrey
    December 2, 2008 at 8:26 am

    Sumotext provides a "legal" way of doing sms marketing. Its only 79 per month.

  122. sinac
    December 2, 2008 at 2:24 am

    thanks Aibek,
    I live in iran, my country have like this service.

  123. Raj
    December 1, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    How do I send my email address to you?

  124. KC
    December 1, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Here's another one.

    Virgin Mobile (Canada) -

  125. davosba
    December 1, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    For Movistar argentina drop the 15 at the start and replace with area code (11 for buenos aires)
    then send to Not sure if the receiver pays for this or not though

  126. Felipe
    December 1, 2008 at 7:48 am

    I test "Tigo (Formerly Ola)" and server returns 553 error: Refused.

    didn't work.

  127. Nehemoth
    December 1, 2008 at 6:30 am

    Here you have 2 of 4 gateways from to Dominican Republic Carriers.

    First the carrier Tricom

    and second for the carrier Claro (former Verizon, former Codetel)

    Enjoy it

    • Aibek
      December 2, 2008 at 9:07 pm


  128. Daniel Klein
    December 1, 2008 at 4:34 am

    This doesn't work for Meteor (Ireland). You get an email back with 550 Access Denied (RESET)

  129. Evert
    December 1, 2008 at 12:39 am

    For MTN in South Africa you need to be an MTN user in the first place, you have to register and then you only get 5 SMS's a day. Kak.

    • lebo
      March 23, 2009 at 12:42 pm

      ya hey! vodacom and mtn 4rm s afric r crap try mjoy to text 4 free

  130. devin c
    November 30, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Wow you guys u dont have to memorize these just send

    • Aibek
      December 2, 2008 at 9:06 pm

      Teleflis is dead

  131. Okinawa
    November 30, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Does anyone know if there is a way to do this in Japan over any of the following providers:

    Softbank (Formerly vodafone)

    • Aibek
      December 2, 2008 at 9:06 pm

      check out newly added additional links at the bottom of the post. There were a number of Gateways for Japan in one of the links.

  132. Max
    November 30, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Hello -- I am in Canada, and tried the for Rogers cell customers, and it doesn't work. I got a text message saying, "Bienvenue au service courriel SMS de Rogers. Vous avez du courrier, mais n'etes pas abbonne. Repondez "ouio" pour vous abboner." -- which basically says, "Welcome to the Email SMS service from Rogers. You have mail, but you're not subscribed. Please reply YES to subscribe.". What a scam. They don't even bother to tell you how much the useless service is.

  133. Raj
    November 30, 2008 at 6:45 pm


    Can you send the gateway list to me or send the link for the complete gateway list?


    • Nikhil
      December 1, 2008 at 9:26 am

      Hi Raj,
      Could you provide your email ID please?


  134. tony
    November 30, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    it works!

  135. Gang Green
    November 29, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    ....any info on top carriers in Germany is welcomed.....please... :)

    • Nikhil
      November 30, 2008 at 1:26 am

      Here you go:
      O2 Germany

      Hope this helps


  136. Nikhil
    November 29, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Hello guys,
    I am wondering if you could help me in figuring out the sms to email gateways for US based carriers. I have already got the list for a few, but there are still a hundred or so other carriers for which I was not able to obtain the gateway names.

    I have a compiled list of all possible gateways for carriers from all over the world sorted by country. If anyone wants the spreadsheet (Excel file), please drop your email ids and I will be happy to send it across.


    • Raj
      November 30, 2008 at 7:00 pm


      Can you send the gateway list to me or send the link for the complete gateway list?


    • Ramesh Babu P
      July 24, 2009 at 7:54 pm

      Hi Nikhil,

      Me too please to BTW do you know the
      gatway for Andhrapradesh ?

  137. lee
    November 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    nTelos.. a wireless carrier in Virginia, West Virginia, Parts of Kentucky, Ohio, and North Carolina. Website: you can email to sms at No MMS can journey through this address, just text.

  138. Will
    November 29, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Another plug for a free web 2.0 ish free text messaging website

  139. geordie
    November 29, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    anyone manage to get vodaphone uk or tmobile uk working?

    • Aibek
      December 2, 2008 at 9:04 pm

      works for me, see article screenshot

  140. Bill Gates
    November 29, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    The ATT MMS for the iPhone does NOT work!! Believed to be restricted.....BG

  141. keston
    November 29, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    how about for maxis, malaysia?

    • Aibek
      December 2, 2008 at 9:04 pm

      check out newly added additional links at the bottom of the post

  142. Dario Salvelli
    November 29, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Can you add someone for Telecom Italia, Wind, H3G in italy?

  143. Alessandra
    November 29, 2008 at 9:06 am

    Vodafone in Italy works like this:

    I am not sure if anyone is charged, but it works!

  144. q
    November 29, 2008 at 8:08 am

    I would be interesteted in the one for vodafone australia as well!

  145. Ed
    November 29, 2008 at 8:06 am

    Wow it actually worked for me, cool thanks.

  146. Joe
    November 29, 2008 at 7:49 am

    The Helio info in incorrect. goes to your myhelio email account. To send email to your phone, you must use the sprint gateway....

  147. DLF
    November 29, 2008 at 7:21 am

    Here is SMS gateway for Latvian provider LMT (Latvijas Mobilajs Telefons):

  148. Mark
    November 29, 2008 at 5:18 am

    thanks - but I asked for Telstra or Vodafone. :)

    But now I think of it - Three & Virgin too!

  149. Brooka
    November 29, 2008 at 3:43 am

    what about Telecom NZ

  150. oana
    November 29, 2008 at 2:55 am

    for optus australia is (number with 0 in front)

    • ewing
      December 1, 2008 at 9:43 pm

      I've just tried and it doesn't work...

  151. wintkat
    November 29, 2008 at 7:26 am

    sent test messages to my cell yesterday from both and
    and still waiting for their arrival this morning

    the test message via my carrier Verizon arrived instantly

  152. Mark
    November 29, 2008 at 12:48 am

    does anyone have Telstra or Vodafone in Australia?

    • Ayden
      November 29, 2008 at 1:02 am

      Yeah I need that too =(

    • Aibek
      December 2, 2008 at 9:01 pm

      See additional new links at the bottom of the article

  153. ntopics
    November 29, 2008 at 12:08 am

    Very sharp idea.
    Its great to make use of free facilities like these.

    thanks from tony

  154. Fred
    November 28, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    Wow, I used to use this 10 years ago before I could get email on my phone.

    • magnoliasouth
      November 28, 2008 at 10:58 pm

      Does your email ring you to let you know it's waiting, while you're not connected? You don't ever text anyone? The difference between email and SMS are big. This is all about quick messaging without having to log into email and wait for connections. There is NO way my husband is going to check his email several times a day just in case I'm going to send him this quick email message: "Get bread please."

      • thebatty1
        November 30, 2009 at 4:17 pm

        I hear you on this and so far I don't know of a way for it to alert me on my phone. (palm680).
        I want to use email as I have unlimited data.
        But NOT unlimited TXT and everyone in the world..(LOL it seems..) seem to "THINK" I have TXT messaging on my plan.
        (hmmm or maybe they dont care...)And I dont so I have to pay for all TXT messages.....

  155. Pablo Baldo
    November 28, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Movicom (Argentina) was acquired by Movistar and to send e-mail:

  156. magnoliasouth
    November 28, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Well I know that former Cingular also uses I can say that with authority because it works for my husband and I use it daily. I've not even tried the new AT&T one.

    There is a saying here in the south, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." So there you go. :)

  157. moleculezz
    November 28, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    I tested out the one from Aruba and it should be "" not "".

    In any case... this is great info, much appreciated. I live abroad so this is perfect to communicate with some relatives and friends, although they can't reply :S

  158. Andrew
    November 28, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    It's a good idea to sign up a gmail account, like and have it forward all your SMS's to your [10digitnumber] email listed in the above post.

    That way its both easier for people to remember, and it hides your cell # from people you don't want to have it.

    Just go to Settings in GMail and go to Forwarding and set it up there.

    I just did it, and it works.

    • magnoliasouth
      November 28, 2008 at 8:53 pm

      Actually you're making it much more complicated than you need to. You don't need a new account because you can just tell your friends to email you at and then set a filter to forward those to your phone.

      That's actually a brilliant idea and I think I'll do just that!

  159. Phil
    November 28, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    A1/Mobilkom Austria:
    Users first need to send a SMS containing „Info“ to 0664/68001. A confirmation should follow.

  160. Burt
    November 28, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Is there a way to email pictures, the same way as text ?

  161. pete
    November 28, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    tried with T mobile UK but returned fatal error

  162. sean
    November 28, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Doesn't seem to work for Meteor (Ireland) :(

    • Aibek
      December 2, 2008 at 8:59 pm

      See article updates for additional links

  163. Savocado
    November 28, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    T-Mobile Uk not working checked a few times.

    • Aibek
      December 2, 2008 at 8:58 pm

      Working for me!

    • Kol Tregaskes
      December 9, 2008 at 6:59 am

      Yeah, that's a pain. :-(

      I've tried with and without the leading 0 and neither work. :-(

  164. Tammy
    November 28, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    anyone know how to do this in australia for carriers optus and 3

  165. Aaron
    November 28, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Cool trick to know and it works great. Thanks for the info.

  166. Neil
    November 28, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    This page seems to have a lot more email to sms gateways listed (atleast for my country -india):

  167. Water
    November 28, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Can't seem to do it with o2, I've tried several combinations

    • Nick B.
      November 28, 2008 at 4:02 pm

      You can indirectly. O2 customer needs an email address then they can arrange for messages to be (selectively) forwarded to their handset as a MMS message.

      • Chris
        April 8, 2009 at 5:39 pm

        Thanks :)

      • Chris
        April 8, 2009 at 5:41 pm

        Ah, you need to be an O2 Broadband customer.

        Sign in and check out the Email > O2 Email to Mobile page.

  168. arturo
    November 28, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Anyone know how to do this with the mexican carrier telcel?

    • Reymond
      November 28, 2008 at 4:21 pm

      You can't, at least you have a month plan or add the module.

  169. Chaminda
    November 28, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Oh.. sorry for my earlier comment. It works fine for Mobitel, Sri Lanka.
    Thanks for the info.

    • Aibek
      December 2, 2008 at 8:57 pm


  170. rogers
    November 28, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Rogers Canada

    Note: a monthly fee of $5 applies when you subscribe to the Email -to -TXT Direct Delivery Option.
    *Regular Text Message charges will apply to reply to a Message Alert.

  171. Phil
    November 28, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Cellular One in Northeast AZ is

  172. Chaminda
    November 28, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Doesn't seem to work for Mobitel, Sri Lanka. Can you help?

    • Aibek
      December 2, 2008 at 8:56 pm

      Check out the link above, maybe they got something for SriLanka there as well

  173. Thomas G Henry
    November 28, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    are you sure it's free? I've used this before and I think the person getting the SMS still pays.

    • Ben
      November 29, 2008 at 1:37 am

      No, it's not free for many people. Which is why you can make many an chick happy when her ex-boyfriend

  174. Hector Leo
    November 28, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Here in Mexico there's Iusacell.

    [10-digit telephone number]

    • Aibek
      December 2, 2008 at 8:54 pm


  175. Phil
    November 28, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    To summarize the sites with gateways:

  176. Reymond
    November 28, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    In Mexico is (ten-digit number) and works exactly like Spring-Nextel.

    • ebrahim
      January 30, 2015 at 5:14 pm

      what's your job

    • ebrahim
      January 30, 2015 at 5:15 pm

      yes I can speak three languages

  177. Taylor
    November 28, 2008 at 1:30 pm


    for cincinnati bell, a smaller carrier located in the greater cincinnati region (inc. northern ky, east indiania, and through dayton) you can do (ten-digit number)

  178. sh
    November 28, 2008 at 1:27 pm


  179. Jason
    November 28, 2008 at 1:09 pm free texts without needing to know the carrier. Also has a nice vista sidebar widget.

  180. Pete White
    November 28, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    You have any UK based lists?

    • Aibek
      December 2, 2008 at 8:52 pm

      UK ones are included as well, just go theough the second list. I personally tested the gateway for UK T Mobile and it worked.

  181. wintkat
    November 28, 2008 at 11:48 am

    just what i was looking for since "send to SMS" was retired from google toolbar.
    if i'm online and looking for phone nos. or other info instead of jotting it down on a slip of paper, which invariably gets lost, i send an SMS to my cell and can retrieve later
    many thanks

  182. Kim Siever
    November 28, 2008 at 11:45 am

    This is free only to those who don't pay for incoming messages.

    • Aibek
      December 2, 2008 at 8:51 pm

      most of us don't pay for them

  183. Tom Irving
    November 28, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Loads listed on this site.

    • Aibek
      December 2, 2008 at 8:56 pm

      Thanks a lot, it's indeed a very comrehensive list.

  184. Leandro
    November 28, 2008 at 9:01 am

    I think this list is old, Argentina companies are different now: Movicom is now Movistar, and CTI is now Claro, so I think they should be changed their email addresses.

    • ignivs
      November 28, 2008 at 1:06 pm

      as far as i know, personal blocked the mail service, and now charges it $40 (near U$S10) the 500 mail to sms per month (used them for a datacenter monitoring alarm)
      I'm not shure about the other companies (and shurely changed theire name)

  185. Carputers
    November 28, 2008 at 11:11 am

    Limited to 80 characters, but you don't need to know the carrier...

    • Aibek
      December 2, 2008 at 8:51 pm

      It's not as easy

  186. Suhas Dhoke
    November 28, 2008 at 6:04 am

    Thanks for the useful info...
    btw, What's the APN for AirTel (Maharashtra, India) ?

  187. Jimbo
    November 28, 2008 at 5:56 am

    Please change you story to "many" cell phones and not any cell phones since most telcos have closed that option international.

  188. LiiBot
    November 28, 2008 at 5:22 am

    this is gonna be fun spamming friends and family lol

  189. lukval
    November 28, 2008 at 4:42 am

    is there nothing for italian carriers?

  190. sndr
    November 28, 2008 at 4:41 am

    What is the APN for t-mobile Netherlands then? Tried all the options, but didn't work..

  191. Germán
    November 28, 2008 at 4:13 am

    Nothing for Spain?

    I'm trying whith and I recive a SMS saying me that I have an email. But I don't see the mail (sms).


  192. Shreela
    November 28, 2008 at 3:39 am

    This is very handy for me when my husband stops by Super Walmart and asks if I want him to pick anything up while he's there. He'll forget something if my list is more than 3 items, so I've been texting him a list. Even though I have T9, texting a shopping list is a pain, and most times I'm near my computer, so I've been emailing the shopping list to him since I learned about it from another tech blog (whose list of servers wasn't nearly as detailed as yours LOL). We didn't do this very much at first, so I didn't arrange to have unlimited text. But since Ike, I decided to pay the extra $5/month to ensure I'll be able to communicate during any major power losses.

    But, although this is convenient for me at this time, I share concerns with Kenneth and Alan. It would be so easy for spammers and marketers to rig something up to send spam texts, which are annoying, but for people that have to pay for each text msg, it will cost them in addition to being annoying.

    I'm not pleased with my default T-Mobile options that either don't have blocking capabilities, or maybe they're buried so deeply that I haven't found it yet (I've been through my menus many times, and have never found blocking options). I'd love for phones to give options similar to IM programs, where only allowed people could call, text, or send photos.

    If those options are available with some unlocked phone hacks, I'd LOVE to read about it here 8^)

    • Matt
      November 28, 2008 at 2:56 pm

      Log on to the My T-Mobile site and under the My Account menu select Change Services. Under Messaging, there should be options to block certain types of messages. If you have a messaging bundle, it will only block messages that would otherwise be charged, such as international messages or messages over your bundle allowance.

      Don't think they have options that would allow you to only receive messages from certain senders, though.

    • fred
      December 2, 2008 at 7:08 am

      why dont you just write it on a piece of paper?

    • Trish Carter
      January 6, 2015 at 5:34 pm

      I have asked T-Mobile several times about blocking capabilities and they don't offer that service, but your phone may have its own built-in blocking (most Androids and iPhones) methods.

  193. suppie
    November 28, 2008 at 3:01 am

    hey this actually works so cool.. thanx for the info..

  194. Boob Biter
    November 28, 2008 at 2:29 am

    Vodacom SA requires registration so that they can send you advertisements and limit you to 3 per day. They SUCK!

  195. catester
    November 28, 2008 at 1:30 am

    Works on Telus Mobility; thanks for the tip. This will make it way easier for my husband to reach me.

  196. Jeremy
    November 28, 2008 at 1:26 am

    I use to use this method to forward all my gmail to it on my enV verizon phone. The mobile email client on that phone was awful and by setting up my gmail this way was like 'push mail' to my cell. It also only sent one txt and not the full email, so it was more so a preview and if I wanted to read the rest I could just go to my gmail on the phones browser.

  197. Mauro
    November 28, 2008 at 12:57 am

    In some cases [*] the one who pays is the one who receives the SMS. ;-P

    [*] In Argentina, for example.

  198. Alan
    November 27, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Totally agree with Kenneth. I do use this to txt my wife, who's plan I know has unlimited text. Just easier when I am at work and I know she's on the road or away from a computer. Verizon is the service and it works great. I don't think I would just text people that I don't already normally text and get texts from - I mean, you have to know the carrier to use this - I don't generally know someone's carrier unless I have talked to them about phones or if we are already texting each other.

  199. RedesignYourBiz
    November 28, 2008 at 1:22 am

    One more tip for BPL users in India......
    This is really good trick that I use.....

    Email alert:
    The moment you get an email you can get an alert on your mobile phone. This is how it works:

    If you have a gmail ID (that's what I use, hence am giving that example) go to "Setting" in top right corner. Then go to "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" then select "Forward a copy of incoming mail to" and put in your bplmobile email address.... that is (replace xs with your BPL mobile number). Now Save changes and enjoy!

    Try sending an email to your gmail account through some other account, not through the same gmail account, and you will get an sms with brief details of the email. Have fun :)

    • Aibek
      December 2, 2008 at 8:38 pm

      Thanks for a great tip. I might tell others about it in coming articles

      • Tufail
        April 5, 2009 at 5:47 am

        Please help me anyone for email alert on vodafone india

    • Tim Lenahan
      December 17, 2009 at 1:18 am

      I once had set something similar to this up. I wanted to be notified via SMS whenever my wife emailed me. In gMail I set up a filter to forward any email from her address to my cell phone's SMS address. I could then head to my email box to read the actual email.

  200. Kenneth
    November 27, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    I hope this doesn't catch on. Until recently, I paid for text messages, and there's no guarantee I'll continue to get free SMS in the future. If I wanted someone to text me on my phone, I would give them the information to do so myself.

    • misty
      June 26, 2009 at 9:40 pm

      works great for those that cant afford a land line and only one cell phone this way i can at least get a hold of someone if a emergency happens

      • Maria
        July 4, 2009 at 1:40 am

        I totally agree with you Misty.

        • Claire
          January 3, 2010 at 12:01 pm

          Hey Mindy, Like why don't you like say like one more time. Like it's totally like not annoying.

        • Matt
          January 8, 2010 at 12:13 pm

          PLEASE tell me that Mindy was just kidding with her message. Or, tell me what Valley she is from so I can make sure my daughters stay as far away from that lack of intelligence as possible (like, you know like what like I mean)...

      • Ajay
        January 29, 2010 at 2:36 am

        way of success

    • Tim Lenahan
      December 17, 2009 at 1:10 am

      Anyone with a cell phone who knows your cell phone number can text you without you wanting them to. Knowing how to do it via email doesn't change that really:)