Sending a text message to a mobile phone from your computer is much easier and faster than doing it from the limited keypad and tiny screen of a mobile phone.  In this article, we'll show you how to e-mail text messages directly to a mobile phone using Dr Dispatch.


Open your e-mail program, in this case Dr Dispatch, though this also works in other email clients like MS Outlook as well, and start a new email message.



Step 1:

  1. Select a driver.
  2. Click the Email button.
    • You may also use this to send a standard email to the selected driver.



Step 2:

  1. Enter the cell phone number in the To: box using the format number@mobilecarrier.com, where "number" is the phone number of the cell phone to which you're sending the message. For example, to send a text message to cell phone 123-456-7890 on the Sprint network, enter 1234567890@messaging.sprintpcs.com.
    • We've included a listing of some popular Mobile Carriers' messaging domains below for reference.
  2. Type a message of up to 160 characters in the message box and then click Send. Your message will shortly appear on the cell phone. 
    • You can test this using your own cell phone to make sure it works.  Simply enter your own cell phone number and carrier information, write a short message in the Body, then click Send. You should receive a text message on your phone shortly.




Most cell phone carriers allocate e-mail addresses to their customers' phone numbers to enable them receive e-mail text messages. Here are the domain names of some of the more popular carriers:

  • AT&T: @txt.att.net (text only) OR @mms.att.net (MMS with photo or video)
  • Alltel: @message.alltel.com
  • Metro PCS: @metropcs.sms.us
  • Nextel: @messaging.nextel.com
  • Sprint: @messaging.sprintpcs.com
  • T-mobile: @tmomail.net
  • U.S. Cellular: @email.uscc.net
  • Verizon: @vtext.com (text only) OR @vzwpix.com (MMS with photo or video)
  • Virgin Mobile: @vtext.com
  • VoiceStream: @voicestream.net

Article Source : http://computer.howstuffworks.com/e-mail-messaging/how-to-send-text-messages-computer.htm

Extensive listing of email-to-text domains: http://www.email-unlimited.com/stuff/send-email-to-phone.htm

If you do not know the recipient's service carrier, then there are many websites which allow you to attempt a Reverse Lookup for free, such as https://www.reversephonelookup.com/.