Sprint subscribers can receive text messages from an email account. Text messages are short messages that are delivered to a cell phone within seconds. Most cell phone users have text messaging included in their plans to help save talk time minutes. Text messaging is great in situations where you cannot talk but need to communicate with someone. If you do not have access to a cell phone, you can still send a text message to a Sprint subscriber by email.
Access your email account. If you are using a web-based email, log into the email account once you are on the website. For email programs such as Thunderbird, open the program.
Compose the message. Select "Compose" or "New Message" to create a text message to send to the Sprint subscriber. Sprint phones can only accept 160 characters at a time. Try to limit your message to 160 characters or less.
Address the message to the Sprint subscriber. The address to send the message to is the subscriber's number, then @messaging.sprint.com. For example, if the number you are sending the message to is 318-555-1234, the address to text would be firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send the email. Most emails require you to select "Send" to send the message.
Contact the recipient to ensure delivery. A text message sent by email should not take more than a few seconds to be received. If the person you sent the message to did not receive the message, check the address you sent the message to and resend it.
If you are a Sprint subscriber, you can send a text message through the Sprint website. If you do not already have an online Sprint account, you may be required to create one to send a text message.
Messages that are longer than 160 characters may be truncated. To ensure proper delivery of your entire message, break it up into 160 characters or less before sending it.
Depending on the plan that the recipient has, they may be charged for receiving a text message from an email account.