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Send Text Messages From Your Computer

It does not cost you anything to send text messages to a cell phone from your computer, simply type your friend's cell phone address into the "to" box in the e-mail header.

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If you are a Verizon Wireless customer, the address is the (number)@vtext.com.

For AT and T: (number)@txt.att.net

For T-Mobile: (number)@tmomail.net

For Sprint: (number)@messaging.sprintpcs.com

Source: I just received this information from my daughter who said it was emailed to her at work.

By Bobbie G from Rockwall, TX

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August 7, 20090 found this helpful

I am wondering if the person receiving the text message on their cell phone gets charged though?

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August 7, 20090 found this helpful

This is fine for the sender but it does cost the receiver. May be okay if the receiver has unlimited text service.

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August 9, 20090 found this helpful

Yes, the receiver will be charged. Also there is a Yahoo Widget from Callwave that you can store numbers and send texts, regardless of cell phone carrier

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August 10, 20090 found this helpful

For Att users (at least) you need to enter the phone number w/o the '1' and no dashes.....just run the seven digits together.

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August 11, 20090 found this helpful

What a great tip. I have sprint. I tried it using the number with the area code and it did not work.

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Do you leave off the area code? Thanks.

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August 11, 20090 found this helpful

Hey, I figured out what I was doing wrong. You do not put your friend's number in the brackets. Just type in the number and the other info.

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