How to Send Photos to Your Phone

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How to Send Photos to Your Phone
Send pictures from your computer to any mobile phone with photo. (young woman and cell phone image by enens from

Mobile phones are set up on a computer network. Many newer models come equipped with multimedia messaging, or MMS. With MMS you can easily send a picture, and the mobile will open it through this function. If the phone you want to send the photo to doesn't have MMS, you can e-mail the photo to the phone. Each mobile phone is attached to an e-mail address tied to its carrier.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Attach the photo you want to send to the phone in an e-mail.

  2. 2

    Resize the photo if necessary. Choose the "Small" option from the resizing list in your e-mail, or manually resize to a maximum of 640 by 320 pixels before attaching.

  3. 3

    Address the email to the cell phone number (at) the specific carrier's text domain. Here is a short list for the main carriers in the United States as examples:






    Virgin Mobile:

Tips and warnings

  • You will need to know the carrier of the mobile you are sending to for the email to work.
  • Basic cell phone models are not capable of receiving pictures.

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