How Do I Text a T-Mobile Cell Phone From My Computer?

Send text messages to a T-Mobile cell phone from your computer if you don't have a cell phone for texting. Even if you have a cell phone, texting a T-Mobile cell phone from your cell phone costs money unless you're on an unlimited texting plan. T-Mobile, like many other cell phone providers, provides an email to text gateway for emailing a text message to a T-Mobile cell phone. Send a text message to any T-Mobile cell phone from your computer's email client using T-Mobile's tmomail.net email gateway.

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Your email appears on the T-Mobile cell phone as a text message.

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Open your email client. Popular email clients include Outlook, Gmail and Hotmail.

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Compose a new email message. Click "New Message" or a similarly named button in your email client.

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Type the cell phone's number at tmomail.net into the email's "To:" field. Type the ten digit cell phone number into the "To:" box, followed by "@tmomail.net". For example, text message 123-456-7890 by typing the address "1234567890@tmomail.net".

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Type your text message. Click the body of your email message and type in a short (less than 160 characters) message.

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Send the text message. Text your email to the specified cell phone number via T-Mobile's email-to-text gateway by clicking "Send" in your email client's message composing window.