How to Convert Email to a Phone Text Message

Updated February 21, 2017

Text messaging is one of the most common forms of communication used today. Literally billions of text messages are sent every single day. They are quick, convenient and less annoying to other people than talking on your cell phone. However, on occasion you may not have your cell phone handy. So a simple solution is to send an e-mail to a phone as a text message.

Create a new e-mail message just as you normally would and compose a message.

Write the recipient's 10-digit telephone number followed by the domain name of the carrier that they use, in the "To" section of the e-mail. For example if their phone number is 415-521-0325 and they have an account with AT&T it would look like this- Below is a list of domain names for common US carriers Alltel:



Metro PCS:



Sprint: | SunCom:


US Cellular:


Virgin Mobile:

Click send on your e-mail program and you are finished.

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Palmer Owyoung holds a Master of Arts in international business from the University of California at San Diego and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a trained molecular biologist. He has been a freelance writer since 2006. In addition to writing, he is a full-time Forex trader and Internet marketer.