How to Send Text From a Computer to a Virgin Mobile Phone

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How to Send Text From a Computer to a Virgin Mobile Phone
Virgin Mobile phones can receive text messages sent to their Virgin e-mail address (oval cell phone image by timur1970 from

Sending a text message from a computer to a Virgin Mobile phone makes it easy to get in touch with contacts who use Virgin Mobile if you do not have a text-capable cell phone of your own. Sending texts from a computer is also easier if you prefer typing your messages on a computer keyboard, or if you would rather use e-mail software or a web-based e-mail service to send messages. Thankfully, Virgin Mobile provides all users a mobile e-mail address that allows text messages to be received.

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Things you need

  • Computer
  • Internet connection
  • E-mail account or instant messaging software

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    Open your e-mail account. If you use an e-mail client like Microsoft Outlook or Apple Mail, open the software. If you use a web-based e-mail account, log in to your e-mail service's website.

  2. 2

    Start a new message. In the To field, address the email to For example, if you wanted to send a text from a computer to a Virgin Mobile phone with the number (555) 555-5555, you would type "" in the "To" field.

  3. 3

    Compose your message. Type your text message. Remember that text messages are limited to 160 characters; anything beyond 160 characters will be split into multiple messages.

  4. 4

    Send your message. Once your message is complete, click Send on the email message. Your e-mail will be routed as a text message to the Virgin Mobile user.

  1. 1

    Launch AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). Open the AIM client on your computer and log in using your AIM ID and password.

  2. 2

    Start a new instant message. Click on the People menu and select Send an Instant Message.

  3. 3

    Address the AIM message. In the To field in the message, input the Virgin Mobile phone number, preceded by the country code. For example, to send a text message to (555) 555-5555, enter "+15555555555" in the "To" field.

  4. 4

    Compose your message. Remember that text messages are limited to 160 characters.

  5. 5

    Click Send. Once you compose the message, click send. AIM will send the message directly to the Virgin Mobile cell phone user.

Tips and warnings

  • Virgin Mobile users do not have online access to their accounts to review text messages. As a result, users will respond via text message rather than their e-mail address. Also remember that Virgin Mobile is a prepaid cell service, so users will be charged for each text message they receive.

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