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Tom 09-27-2004 06:36 AM

Sending SMS messages via email for free in North America!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NEW! An Edit by Mark Rejhon to add what NASCAR17NH
...Forget about all of the different extensions and carriers the only one you need to know is this! - the 10 digit mobile #@teleflip.com. This will reroute the message to any mobile number automatically no matter what the service provider is. I have been using this for over a year on regular e-mail and my cell before I purchased my BB.

Example > [email address]

For everyone who wants to be able to use their email to text someone with a standard phone, here are the email extensions for most of the North American carriers....the phone address will be the 10 digit number followed by their carrier extension....

Verizon-- @vtext.com

Cingular-- @mobile.mycingular.com

T-Mobile-- @tmomail.net

Nextel-- @messaging.nextel.com

Sprint-- @messaging.sprintpcs.com (not positive on this one)

ATT-- @mobile.att.net

Alltel-- @message.alltel.com

U.S. Cellular-- @email.uscc.net

Bell Mobility-- @txt.bellmobility.com

Telus-- @msg.telus.com

Rogers-- @pcs.rogers.com


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  • No SMS Plan Needed: SMS is purely optional with a BlackBerry. You can send SMS by email instead of using SMS. Or you can just stick to email if you only need to communicate using email.

  • Unlimited Outgoing SMS: By sending SMS as email on BlackBerry as described above in this thread, there is no charge sending outgoing SMS messages this way if you have an unlimited GPRS plan. You do not even need an SMS plan if you plan to send outgoing SMS messages only as email messages.

  • BlackBerry Still Benefits from SMS Plan: If you decide to have a SMS plan, BlackBerry can also allow you to compose SMS directly instead of using email addresses. Go to Messages screen, Click thumbwheel, select "Compose SMS". An advantage of doing it this way is that BlackBerry has a special feature that allows you to type SMS messages up to about 1000 characters. BlackBerry automatically splits these long messages into multiple SMS messages.

  • SMS Without A Voice Plan: You can have SMS without a voice plan, if needed. Some people like to use a BlackBerry without a voice plan (especially among people who are hard of hearing).

  • What Is The Phone Number Of My BlackBerry?: If you are on a data-only plan and forget the phone number of your BlackBerry -- you can find out what the phone number of your BlackBerry by going to Options -> SIM Card. Your BlackBerry phone number is always listed there!


Thank you to martin_j001 and Mark Rejhon for composing this FAQ

macjoshuetto 04-14-2005 10:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Guess
For everyone who wants to be able to use their email to text someone with a standard phone, here are the email extensions for most of the North American carriers..

Verizon-- @vtext.com
Cingular-- @mobile.mycingular.com
etc.....

Simple question...do u know also the email extensions for european carries? i live in spain and i have vodafone...i' like this game :)

Dainja 06-26-2005 02:01 PM

Vodafone Sweden?
 
Would be real nice to know. I usually send several 100 sms a month.

cpipes 06-30-2005 04:12 PM

How do cell phones reply???
 
I've tried this teleflip out and people seem to receive my messages however it looks like those folks who I SMS are not able to reply back to me.

Any ideas??

jclif 07-19-2005 02:51 PM

the sprint pcs address is correct

DJTannerGlantz 07-21-2005 02:30 PM

Problem with SMS
 
I am trying to send text messages using teleflip.com and the extensions but neither are working my service is nextel and I have a 7520. Can someone please help?

Ayinde78 08-15-2005 07:15 PM

This Teleflip thing is amazing! About to let hecka folks know about this feature!

Dawg 08-15-2005 07:56 PM

what service are you trying to send to i send to alot of them using teleflip and just carrier address

Quote:

Originally Posted by DJTannerGlantz
I am trying to send text messages using teleflip.com and the extensions but neither are working my service is nextel and I have a 7520. Can someone please help?


DJTannerGlantz 08-20-2005 05:33 PM

I am trying to send to verizon but everytime I get a "transaction error-timeout" Any ideas?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dawg
what service are you trying to send to i send to alot of them using teleflip and just carrier address


p_dizzo 08-25-2005 02:08 AM

here's an interesting question.. is the data feature a necessity to have sms to email address capabilities on a bb? it seems like without data, this feature isn't available, even though on a simple mobile phone, it is available.. i've tested it out on two units, and realize it's not possible.. but i thought i'd ask the special group of geniuses in this forum to double check.

skolnick 09-01-2005 10:05 AM

My Blackberry is on Nextel. I can send SMS by emailing the recipient's phone number with the @ extension, but when someone texts me, I can't see who it came from so no way of knowing how/who to reply. I don't have SMS service...I don't think Nextel even offers it. Any suggestions? I hate getting random SMS with no idea of who it came from!

essay182 09-05-2005 10:15 PM

Cingular is messed up and has a few email addresses. mobile.mycingular.com doesnt usually work. Most of the time cingularme.com works though. Also, former AT&T wireless customers should not be using mobile.att.net or a Cingular email, but mmode.com instead.

While its a little different than Teleflip, http://www.TxtDrop.com lets you send FREE text messages from the web and uses these email addresses to send the messages.

acoss 09-18-2005 07:56 AM

looking for extensions for puerto rico market...example

suncom
centennial
verizon
movistar
anyone?

KeyzBerry 09-20-2005 04:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skolnick
My Blackberry is on Nextel. I can send SMS by emailing the recipient's phone number with the @ extension, but when someone texts me, I can't see who it came from so no way of knowing how/who to reply. I don't have SMS service...I don't think Nextel even offers it. Any suggestions? I hate getting random SMS with no idea of who it came from!

u toke that right out my head....can someone please explain this???????????

sugar apple 09-22-2005 10:00 PM

does anyone have a reply to the above about "mysterious" sms messages?

twister36 09-24-2005 02:22 PM

Unknown SMS's and Can't Respond
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sugar apple
does anyone have a reply to the above about "mysterious" sms messages?


Ya... I have the same issue with my BB on Nextel... I can get SMS messages, but I can not see who there from nor can I reply to them! This actaully is quite annoying!

Can anyone explain why we are able to receive something (SMS) that we can't full use, aka respond?

Thanks - Dave

twister36 09-25-2005 05:42 PM

I did find this on blackberry's site... I'm actually a little mad that this is something that they couldn't provided! Most basic phones have SMS.. why not the 7510 BB?!?

http://www.blackberry.com/products/service/sms.shtml - look at the bottom you see this:
†The BlackBerry 6510, BlackBerry 7510 and BlackBerry 7520 support incoming SMS only.

Dewars 09-25-2005 08:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by twister36
I did find this on blackberry's site... I'm actually a little mad that this is something that they couldn't provided! Most basic phones have SMS.. why not the 7510 BB?!?

http://www.blackberry.com/products/service/sms.shtml - look at the bottom you see this:
†The BlackBerry 6510, BlackBerry 7510 and BlackBerry 7520 support incoming SMS only.


I think it was Nextel's fault that you can not reply with those models and not RIM. A lot of the older Nextel phones (not Blackberrys) could not send text messages when other providers could.

CorHam 09-26-2005 10:54 PM

Hi, I'm new here and using the trlrflip.com trick works like a charm (thanks!) I'm wondering tho why is it that since I upgraded to 4.0.2blabla.. today the sms i recieve come in multiples of 5 or even 7 (same message)?

Daggerx 09-27-2005 01:33 PM

so in essence is sms free for me
39.99 get more plan, tmo, bb7230
i send sms pretty often lately, please advise thanks..


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