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.
- Select a driver.
- Click the Email button.
- You may also use this to send a standard email to the selected driver.
- Enter the cell phone number in the To: box using the format email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We've included a listing of some popular Mobile Carriers' messaging domains below for reference.
- 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
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/.