How to Send a Free Text Message Without Knowing the Carrier
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
Compose a new message in your email.
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
Go to the body of your email and enter the message you want to send. Click "Send" to send the text.
Send SMS Now
Go to Send SMS Now (see Resources).
Select the country you're sending the message to under "numbers +" and type in the cell phone number to the right of the number.
Enter your name, phone number or email address into the "from" text field.
Type your message into the message pad and click "Send SMS."
Go to the SMS Everywhere website (see Resources).
Enter the 10-digit mobile number into the "Send To" text field.
Type in your text message and click "Send Now."
Go to the TxtDrop website (see Resources).
Enter your email address and the recipient's cell phone number.
Type in the message you wish to send and press the "Send" button.