How Do I Text a T-Mobile Cell Phone From My Computer?

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How Do I Text a T-Mobile Cell Phone From My Computer?
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Send text messages to a T-Mobile cell phone from your computer if you don't have a cell phone for texting. Even if you have a cell phone, texting a T-Mobile cell phone from your cell phone costs money unless you're on an unlimited texting plan. T-Mobile, like many other cell phone providers, provides an e-mail to text gateway for e-mailing a text message to a T-Mobile cell phone. Send a text message to any T-Mobile cell phone from your computer's e-mail client using T-Mobile's e-mail gateway.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Open your e-mail client. Popular e-mail clients include Outlook, Gmail and Hotmail.

  2. 2

    Compose a new e-mail message. Click "New Message" or a similarly named button in your e-mail client.

  3. 3

    Type the cell phone's number at into the e-mail "To:" field. Type the ten digit cell phone number into the "To:" box, followed by "". For example, text message 123-456-7890 by typing the address "".

  4. 4

    Type your text message. Click the body of your e-mail message and type in a short (less than 160 characters) message.

  5. 5

    Send the text message. Text your e-mail to the specified cell phone number via T-Mobile's e-mail-to-text gateway by clicking "Send" in your e-mail client's message composing window.

Tips and warnings

  • If your message contains over 160 characters, it will be cut off. Keep your message as short as possible.
  • Send text messages to e-mail addresses using your T-Mobile cell phone. Enter the e-mail address where you would normally enter a cell phone number and send a text as normal. Your text appears as an e-mail from your cell phone number at
  • Send text messages to other cell phones from your computer by using another cell phone provider's e-mail gateways. You must know which cell phone provider a number uses, though.
  • While it's free to send text messages to a T-Mobile cell phone from your computer, it's not always free for the user of that T-Mobile cell phone receiving them. Each text message received costs the recipient 10p unless they are on an unlimited text messaging plan.
  • The e-mail to text message gateway only functions with a T-Mobile cell phone number. Don't try using a cell phone number from a different cell phone company with it.

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