How to Send a Free Text Through Your PC

By Willow Angelini

You don't need a text plan to send a text message. You don't even need a cell phone. There are many free websites that allow you to send a message without creating an account, logging in, providing any personal information or spamming you.

Step 1

Choose a website to use. There are many websites that offer the same service. Three such sites are Text 'Em, Text 4 Free and SMS Everywhere.

Step 2

Enter the phone number of the person you want to text and his mobile carrier, such as AT&T or Verizon. You will need to know the carrier. Some sites allow you to text more than one person at a time, with the same message.

Step 3

Type the message you want to text. Include enough information for the person you are texting to know who the message is from and get back to you, if you want him to. For example, you might want to write at the end of your text, "I'm at Jimmy's house. Call me there" and then your name. Some sites will ask for your email address, although this is generally optional. If this is the case, the text you send will display your email address so the person knows who the sender is.

Step 4

Attach a photo, if you want to do this and there is an option to do so. There is no guarantee, however, that your recipient will get it unless she has a phone that allows picture messages.

Step 5

Agree to the terms of use. Such agreements may state that there is no guarantee that the message will be received and that it is possible that if your recipient responds to the message, she will be charged, depending on the text plan she has.

Step 6

Send the message. It should send right away and show up, just like any other text message would, on your recipient's phone. Depending on what site you use, how the text formats will vary. It might say something like "FRM: MSG: I'm at Jimmy's house. Call me there--John."

Tips & Warnings

  • Don't send abusive, harassing or unwanted texts to anyone. While these services are mostly anonymous, the IP address and time your message was sent is recorded. If you abuse the services, this information can be given to law enforcement.

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