How to Send an Email to a Mobile Number

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How to Send an Email to a Mobile Number
E-mailing a mobile phone is easy. (e-mail image by Hao Wang from

Most cell phone carriers make it easy to send e-mails directly to a cell phone via text message. You just need to have the correct e-mail address. This can be convenient if a friend or family member needs to get in contact with you quickly, and discreetly, but doesn't have his phone with them to send a text message. Also, the email address is fairly easy to figure out even if you don't know what it is.

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  1. 1

    Find out the cell phone carrier of the person you wish to send your e-mail to. This will be useful in determining her e-mail address. For instance, if her carrier is Alltell, the second half of the email address will be For Sprint, it will be For AT&T, it will be, for Nextel,, and for TMobile,

  2. 2

    Find out the phone number of the person to whom you wish to send your message. This will determine the beginning part of the email. For instance a person's whose phone number is 415-522-5222 and whose carrier is Alltell, would be

  3. 3

    Send your message by opening your e-mail client. Enter the email address as detailed above in the "To" column. Create a "Subject," write your message and click "Send."

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