How to Send a Free Text Message Without Knowing the Carrier

By Foye Robinson

Text-messaging is fast and convenient. If you don't have access to a cell phone number, all you need is the recipient's mobile number to send a text. There are several online companies that provide this option, but most require the phone carrier as well. Unfortunately, this isn't always an option. Sending a text message to each phone carrier can be time-consuming, leading to more typos or mistakes. Alternatively, you can use an option that automatically finds the carrier for you.

Directly From Email

Step 1

Compose a new message in your email.

Step 2

Go to the "To" field of your email and type in the 10-digit mobile number of the person you want to text. Add "@teleflip.com" to the number, as follows: XXXXXXXXXX@teleflip.com

Step 3

Go to the body of your email and enter the message you want to send. Click "Send" to send the text.

Send SMS Now

Step 1

Go to Send SMS Now (see Resources).

Step 2

Select the country you're sending the message to under "numbers +" and type in the cell phone number to the right of the number.

Step 3

Enter your name, phone number or email address into the "from" text field.

Step 4

Type your message into the message pad and click "Send SMS."

SMS Everywhere

Step 1

Go to the SMS Everywhere website (see Resources).

Step 2

Enter the 10-digit mobile number into the "Send To" text field.

Step 3

Type in your text message and click "Send Now."

TxtDrop

Step 1

Go to the TxtDrop website (see Resources).

Step 2

Enter your email address and the recipient's cell phone number.

Step 3

Type in the message you wish to send and press the "Send" button.