Many of us know that we can email from the web, yeah, duh. But, not many know that you can actually text from the web for FREE! At least the person sending the text won’t have a fee associated with the message, regardless of whether the person receiving the text will incur the charges. Texting from the web is as simple as sending an email. In fact, it is exactly like sending an email because IT IS sending an email. Yes, you can send an ‘email’ to a specific phone number which will be recognized as a text message.
All you would need to text from the web is an email provider, the phone number to which you’d like to send a message, and the appropriate extension for the phone provider to which you are sending your message. For the email provider you can, of course, choose the current provider you are using currently for your email. Easy enough. The phone number you should already know. For the phone providers, however, you will need to make sure you are sending to the appropriate one.
To construct the address to which to send your email/text you need to concatenate the phone number with an ‘@’ symbol and the specific extension for your phone provider. Here is a short list of phone providers associated with their texting extensions:
If you don’t find the texting extensions you need in this list, you can definitely search for them on the web. If you find any that aren’t in this list, let me know, I’ll put them in there for safe keeping.
Tags: email, phone, texting, web