BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-27-2004, 06:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
Tom
Admin & Founder
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, On, Canada
Model: 9800
OS: 3.1415926
PIN: UnDisclosed
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 5,267
Post Thanks: 6
Thanked 105 Times in 25 Posts
Default Sending SMS messages via email for free in North America!

Please Login to Remove!

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


.
  • 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

Last edited by Mark Rejhon : 03-14-2005 at 07:48 PM.
Offline  
Old 04-14-2005, 10:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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
Offline  
Old 06-26-2005, 02:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Model: 7290
Posts: 3
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Vodafone Sweden?

Would be real nice to know. I usually send several 100 sms a month.
Offline  
Old 06-30-2005, 04:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Model: 7100G
Posts: 5
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default 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??
Offline  
Old 07-19-2005, 02:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
jclif's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chicago
Model: 9700
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 23
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

the sprint pcs address is correct
Offline  
Old 07-21-2005, 02:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Model: 7520
Posts: 3
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default 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?
Offline  
Old 08-15-2005, 07:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
New Member
 
Ayinde78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: California
Model: 8330
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 8
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

This Teleflip thing is amazing! About to let hecka folks know about this feature!
Offline  
Old 08-15-2005, 07:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
No longer Registered.
 
Dawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Atlanta
Model: 8330
OS: 4.5.0.138
PIN: 31a6c9c9
Carrier: Verizon BIS
Posts: 13,962
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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?
Offline  
Old 08-20-2005, 05:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Model: 7520
Posts: 3
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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
Offline  
Old 08-25-2005, 02:08 AM   #10 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
p_dizzo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: West Coast
Model: 8830
Carrier: BM
Posts: 161
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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.
Offline  
Old 09-01-2005, 10:05 AM   #11 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Model: 7510
Posts: 2
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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!
Offline  
Old 09-05-2005, 10:15 PM   #12 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Model: 8703e
Carrier: VZW
Posts: 85
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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.

Last edited by essay182 : 09-05-2005 at 10:22 PM.
Offline  
Old 09-18-2005, 07:56 AM   #13 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Model: 8700c
Posts: 58
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

looking for extensions for puerto rico market...example

suncom
centennial
verizon
movistar
anyone?
Offline  
Old 09-20-2005, 04:26 PM   #14 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
KeyzBerry's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boston
Model: 8530
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 40
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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???????????
__________________
i90 . i95cl . i830 . i860 . 7520 . 7100i . 8350i . 8530
Offline  
Old 09-22-2005, 10:00 PM   #15 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Model: 7250
Posts: 24
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

does anyone have a reply to the above about "mysterious" sms messages?
Offline  
Old 09-24-2005, 02:22 PM   #16 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 6
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default 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

Last edited by twister36 : 09-24-2005 at 02:23 PM. Reason: grammar
Offline  
Old 09-25-2005, 05:42 PM   #17 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 6
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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.
Offline  
Old 09-25-2005, 08:34 PM   #18 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Rhode Island
Model: 8703e
Carrier: Verizon Wireless
Posts: 190
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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.
Offline  
Old 09-26-2005, 10:54 PM   #19 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Model: 7520
Posts: 1
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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)?
Offline  
Old 09-27-2005, 01:33 PM   #20 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Daggerx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: NY
Model: 7290
Carrier: Tmobile
Posts: 42
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright © 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM © and BlackBerry © are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.