How to Send a Text to a Cingular Phone From Email

By Andrew Smith

Text messages can be sent to a Cingular phone from a computer by using your email account. It costs you nothing to send an email to a Cingular phone and the person can even respond to your emails. These responses will appear inside of your email's inbox. Due to Cingular merging with AT&T Wireless in 2007, there are two different email addresses for Cingular phones. Which address you use will depend on the person you are messaging.

Step 1

Sign into your email account. You can use either a work or personal email account in order to email a Cingular phone.

Step 2

Click inside the "To" (the recipient's) address box on the email page.

Step 3

Type the Cingular phone number into the "To" box. The numbers should all run together without any dashes or spaces (i.e. 3233233232).

Step 4

Enter the address "@cingularme.com" or "@txt.att.net" directly after the Cingular phone number (i.e. "3233233232@txt.att.net"). If the Cingular customer has not updated his phone or service since Cingular changed its name to AT&T Wireless, use the "@cingularme.com" address. Otherwise, use the "@txt.att.net" address.

Step 5

Click inside the "Message" or "Compose" box.

Step 6

Type in the message you wish to send to the Cingular phone.

Step 7

Click "Send." The email will be sent to the Cingular phone.

Tips & Warnings

  • Messages that are 160 characters or longer will be sent to the Cingular phone as two (or more) text messages.
  • If one of the addresses listed above does not work, use the other in order to email the Cingular phone.
  • The Cingular phone must be capable of receiving standard text messages in order to receive emailed messages.