How to Send an MMS From a Laptop to a Cell Phone

Written by carmen s. jones
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How to Send an MMS From a Laptop to a Cell Phone
You can send MMS messages from your laptop to a cell phone. (Am Laptop image by Yvonne Bogdanski from

An MMS, or a Multimedia Messaging Service, is a way to contact a person by sending short messages along with photos or videos to a cell phone. If you have photos or videos saved on your laptop, you can attach them to an e-mail and send to someone's cell phone. All you need is the person's cell phone number and wireless provider.

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Things you need

  • Laptop
  • E-mail account
  • Recipient's cell number
  • Recipient's carrier

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    Access your e-mail account. Click on "Compose New Mail" depending upon your e-mail account.

  2. 2

    Place the cursor in the "To" box. Type the recipient's 10-digit cell number along with the carrier's name. See the resource section below for the Make Use of website for a list of the proper way to format the email address depending upon the carrier. For example, if the recipient has Sprint you would type:10-digit

  3. 3

    Place the cursor in the "Subject" box and type the subject of your e-mail followed by the body of the email in the designated box.

  4. 4

    Press the "Attach" icon or word on your e-mail screen. Some e-mails have a picture of a paper clip. A screen will load for you to browse through your hard drive of your laptop to find the media you wish to attach. Click on it once located and press "Attach" or "Open". The media will load in your e-mail as an attachment.

  5. 5

    Read over the email and press "Send" when completed. Your MMS will be delivered to the recipient's text message area on his cell phone.

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