Email Cell Phone

Background

These days many people are ditching their email and corresponding principally through their cell phones.

This sometimes creates a problem for people who still hold on to a dumb cell phone or who simply can not hold a long conversation thread through cell phones.

Here is a way to bridge that impedance mismatch through using email to target the receiving partner’s cell phone.

Steps

The first step is to use the receiver’s phone number to determine his\her Cell Phone Carrier.

Once the Carrier is known, map that carrier to the Carrier’s email domain name.

Tools

There are various web sites that allows one to enter a phone number and receive in return the matched carrier.

Here are some of those web sites:

  1. Whitepages – Reverse Phone
    Link
  2. Free Carrier Lookup
    Link
  3. Reverse Phone Ferret
    Link

 

Carrier Domain Name

Here is a current mapping of Provider to email suffix.

Provider Email Address-Text Email Address-Video Sample
AT&T  @txt.att.net  @mms.att.net 1234567890@txt.att.net
1234567890@mms.att.net
Cingular Wireless @mobile.mycingular.net @mobile.mycingular.net 1234567890@mobile.mycingular.net
Cricket @sms.mycricket.com @mms.mycricket.com 1234567890@sms.mycricket.com
1234567890@mms.mycricket.com
Metro @metropcs.sms.us @metropcs.sms.us 1234567890@metropcs.sms.us
Qwest @qwestmp.com @qwestmp.com 1234567890@qwestmp.com
Sprint @messaging.sprintpcs.com @messaging.sprintpcs.com 1234567890@messaging.sprintpcs.com
T-Mobile @tmomail.net @tmomail.net 1234567890@tmomail.net
Verizon @vtext.com @vtext.com 1234567890@vtext.com
Virgin @vmobl.com @vmobl.com 1234567890@vmobl.com
U.S. Cellular @email.uscc.net @email.uscc.net 1234567890@email.uscc.net

 

Sample

White Phone – Reverse Lookup

whitepages-sample

Free Carrier Lookup

sample

References

  1. Cheatography – Use email to Send SMS-Text Messages Cheat Sheet by Davidpol
    Link
  2. AT & T – Send email as text message
    Link
  3. SMS-411
    Link

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