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Old 04-28-2006, 12:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I would like to be able to get my emails on my bb, but the data plan is too expensive. I can forward emails from my mac server to any address i choose. Is there a way to email a text message where I will only be billed as a text message? If i can do this, then I will set up automatic forwarding as a text message to my bb. I have CIngular if this helps any... Thanks!
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I don't think so.

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In that case, you wouldn't need a blackberry. Any phone that does sms will do. That's kinda like kissing your sister.
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I guess basically, can you use your email to send a text message to a phone? If this can be done. Then, I will have my server forward my messages as a text message to my phone.
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In that case, you wouldn't need a blackberry. Any phone that does sms will do. That's kinda like kissing your sister.
Now that is just gross. Bottom line is I cannot justify the data cost for what I need the phone to do. But, I love the calender, keyboard, bluetooth, tasks, syncing ability, etc... But, I would like to be able to see my emails on my phone. So, how do I email a text message to a Cingular phone? If I do this, I should only be billed as text right?
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What about a copy and paste method. Seems simpler if you ask me.
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What about a copy and paste method. Seems simpler if you ask me.
If I can copy it, that means i would be at my computer. I would want this at times that I am away from my mac.
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So how do you send a text message to a Cingular Phone from an email address? I know sprint had this capablity. As long as I can get that info, I can set the rest up on my mac server side.
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How about using t-zones. I think its only $5 a month. You could then forward your email to the t-zones or check it on the web via t-zones?? Not real sure so maybe someone else can chime in. Does Cingular have anything simular to t-zones???

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Found this...

Cingular (from: 20, msg: 160, total: 160)
Enter your phone number. Goes to [email address]


If I sent an email from my computer to my [email address] would this bill me as a text message?
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This page says that it would only bill as a text... Anyone know for sure?


Many cellular carriers assign email addresses to cellular phone numbers and support SMS or text messaging by email. You don't need to install special add-ins in Outlook to send text messages, but the recipient will need text messaging enabled on their cellular plan (most carriers enable it by default) and have a phone capable of receiving text messages (most new phones are text-capable).
To use, compose a short email message using less than 160 total characters in Outlook (or any email client) and address it to the cellular number at the carrier's email domain. Remember to remove your signature from the message before sending. Note that some carriers will break apart larger messages into 160 character messages, others will deliver only the first 160 characters.

The phones only support plain text messages but the carriers strip multipart HTML, so you don't need to remember to switch to plain text format.

Email sent to cell phones is billed to the subscriber as a text message.

US Cellphones

The major US cellular carriers use the [email address] format for SMS to text capable cell phones, with a limit of 160 characters in the subject and message body (total).

Carrier Send Email to phonenumber@....
Alltel @message.alltel.com
Cingular @mobile.mycingular.com
Nextel @messaging.nextel.com
Sprint @messaging.sprintpcs.com
SunCom @tms.suncom.com
T-mobile @tmomail.net
VoiceStream @voicestream.net
Verizon @vtext.com
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Yes - you can. Check out red oxygen. They can forward emails as text messages. GPRS doesnt work everywhere, but text messaging does.
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All emails HTML or text are transmitted and billed as TEXT only. that is the beauty of the Blackberry BIS/BES. Non BB devices pull a complete HTML mail message including any dancing FREE Icon footers and of course those users get billed for 5-15k of data where you will get billed only for charchter count forwarded.

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