If you don’t have a mobile phone, or like in my case, you need your cell for something else (like shooting a video) at the same time you need to send a text, you are in luck.

There are 3 simply ways to send a text without using a cell phone:

1 – Send Texts Through a Free Website Service

There are MANY websites that will send an text message without registering or going through any hoops.  Companies like A Free SMS, Send SMS Now, SendaText make their money off the advertising on their web pages.

afreesms


2 – Email to Text

If you know the company that the recipient is on you can send a text to them using their text email address.  A text email address is just the phone-number@text.domain.com

email to text telus

For instance if I want to send a message to a buddy of mine with cell number 403-252-9665 who uses Telus, I would email 403-252-9665@msg.telus.com.

To make your life easier, here are the most popular cellular companies email to text or email to sms addresses:

AT&T10-Digit-Cell-Number@text.att.net
Bell Atlantic10-Digit-Cell-Number@message.bam.com
Bell Canada10-Digit-Cell-Number@txt.bell.ca
Comcast10-Digit-Cell-Number@comcastpcs.textmsg.com
Fido10-Digit-Cell-Number@fido.ca
Mobility Bermuda10-Digit-Cell-Number@ml.bm
Mobistar Belgi10-Digit-Cell-Number@mobistar.be
Mobitel Tanzan10-Digit-Cell-Number@sms.co.tz
Mobtel Srbija10-Digit-Cell-Number@mobtel.co.yu
Orange <10-dig10-Digit-Cell-Number@orange.net
Presidents Choice10-Digit-Cell-Number@txt.bell.ca
Rogers10-Digit-Cell-Number@pcs.rogers.com
Telia Denmark10-Digit-Cell-Number@gsm1800.telia.dk
Telus10-Digit-Cell-Number@msg.telus.com
T-Mobile Austria10-Digit-Cell-Number@sms.t-mobile.at
T-Mobile Germany10-Digit-Cell-Number@t-d1-sms.de
T-Mobile UK10-Digit-Cell-Number@t-mobile.uk.net
T-Mobile10-Digit-Cell-Number@tmomail.net
US Cellular10-Digit-Cell-Number@email.uscc.net
Verizon @vtext.com (or10-Digit-Cell-Number@vzwpix.com for photos and video)
Videotron (Quebec)10-Digit-Cell-Number@Videotron (Quebec)
Reports that is shut down the email to text gateway in 2017
Virgin Mobile10-Digit-Cell-Number@vmobl.com
Vodafone Italy10-Digit-Cell-Number@sms.vodafone.it
Vodafone Japan10-Digit-Cell-Number@c.vodafone.ne.jp
Vodafone Spain10-Digit-Cell-Number@vodafone.es

3 – Use Google Voice to Send Text Messages

Google Voice is a (mostly) free service which you can send and receive texts using your computer:

google voice to text message

  1. On your PC or laptop, surf to voice.google.com
  2. Click to open Messages tab
  3. Click Send A Message (at the top)
  4. Enter the recipients cell phone number
  5. Type in your text message
  6. Click Send

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