How to Send an SMS With Google Mail

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How to Send an SMS With Google Mail
SMS messages from Gmail may be cut off if they are longer than 160 characters. (e-mail @ image by Witold Krasowski from Fotolia.com)

Even if you do not possess a mobile phone, you can still send an SMS message to a mobile phone. SMS messages, or short messaging services, are text messages that are delivered to a mobile phone. The messages can be read on the mobile phone's display screen. You can send an SMS message from your Google Mail, or Gmail, account. The message is delivered to the recipient's mobile phone in the same way as a regular SMS message from a mobile phone.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Locate the recipient's mobile service provider using the mobile lookup tool on Fone Finder (see Resources). Enter the phone number, and click "Search by Number." The provider is listed under the "Telephone Company" field.

  2. 2

    Locate the recipient's mobile gateway using the list on Email-Unlimited (see Resources). The mobile gateway is similar to the domain in an e-mail address. The mobile gateway is different for each mobile service provider.

  3. 3

    Access the Gmail website, and log in using your user name and password.

  4. 4

    Click "Compose Mail" on the left side of the screen.

  5. 5

    Enter the recipient's mobile e-mail address in the "To" field. The mobile address is the recipient's mobile phone number (at) the mobile gateway. For example, a Sprint customer's mobile e-mail address would be 1234567890@messaging.sprintpcs.com.

  6. 6

    Enter a subject for the text message in the appropriate field.

  7. 7

    Enter the text for the SMS message in the body of the email. Limit the message to 160 characters, or it may be truncated.

  8. 8

    Click "Send" to deliver the message to the recipient.

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