Did you know that you can get e-mail on your phone? This is a great way for kids to be able to “text” their parents messages and stay in contact without having a cell phone.
All you need to know is your cell phone’s e-mail address, we’ll explain how to figure that out so your kids can e-mail you via text.
Most carriers have “SMS gateways” which take email messages from the Internet and deliver them to their customers cell phones at text messages. You will need to know the recipients phone number as well as what carrier they are using.
For example email@example.com
To set this up on your Kids Email account, under the Parent Control login, under Add New Contacts add the Cell Phone Email address as shown above and then the child can start “texting” who you approve. If you have any questions on how to set that up, you can always e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are the carrier details:
[10-digit phone number]@sms.alltelwireless.com
AT&T Wireless (formerly Cingular)
[10-digit phone number]@txt.att.net
For multimedia (picture and video) messages, use [10-digit-number]@mms.att.net
[10-digit phone number] @sms.myboostmobile.com
[10-digit phone number]@sms.mycricket.com
For multimedia messages: [10-digit phone number]@mms.mycricket.com
[10-digit phone number]@messaging.sprintpcs.com
[10-digit phone number]@tmomail.net
Tracfone or Straight Talk
The address varies. Click this link to find out how to discover yours.
Virgin Mobile USA
[10-digit phone number] @vmobl.com
Other U.S. and Canadian carriers:
Bell Canada: [10-digit-phone-number]@txt.bellmobility.ca
Centennial Wireless: [10-digit-phone-number]@cwemail.com
Cellular South: [10-digit-phone-number]@csouth1.com
Cincinnati Bell: [10-digit-phone-number]@gocbw.com
Metro PCS: [10-digit-phone-number]@mymetropcs.com or [10-digit-phone-number]@metropcs.sms.us
U.S. Cellular: [10-digit-phone-number]@email.uscc.net
How does this email to text system work when a customer lives outside of the USA and Canada?
I will have to do some research for you. Do you know what phone carrier they happen to provide Internationally? I can try to look it up for you.