How to Convert Email to Text Message

By Rachael Smithey

Email and text messaging allow users to communicate essential information. Text messaging offers the advantage of instant notification. Most wireless providers offer email addresses for their cell phones. Convert email to text message when you require immediate notification, or if you have only email sending capability.

Step 1

Ask the text message recipient for the recipient's cell phone number and wireless service provider.

Step 2

Identify the email domain for the recipient's cell phone number. The most popular wireless providers and their email domains are Verizon (, AT&T (, SprintPCS (, T-Mobile (, Boost (, Virgin Mobile (, SprintNextel ( and Straight Talk (

Step 3

Open your local or web-based email application.

Step 4

Open a blank email document to compose a new email message, or open an existing email you wish to convert to a text message.

Step 5

In the email message "To:" field enter the recipient's 10-digit phone number (including area code) without spaces. Type the @ symbol followed by the wireless provider's email domain (e.g.

Step 6

Compose the email message, or add comments as needed to an existing email message.

Step 7

Send the email message. The email message will be sent to the recipient's cell phone as a text message.

Tips & Warnings

  • Most text messages are limited to 160 characters. Longer emails converted to text messages will be divided into multiple text messages (.e.g. 1 of 2, 2 of 2).
  • Text messaging charges may apply based on the recipient's cell phone plan.