How to Send an Email to a Sprint Cell Phone

By Rebecca O'Brien

Sometimes you need to send a text message but don’t have your cell phone handy. If the person you’re messaging uses Sprint, you don’t need to wait until you can send a message from your phone. As long as you have the person’s phone number, you can send a 160-character message from your email account. Longer messages can be sent directly to their Sprint email address.

Send Email Through SMS

Step 1

Log in to your email account or open your email client.

Step 2

In the "To:" field, enter the recipient's cell phone number, followed by @messaging.sprintpcs.com (for example, 234567890@messaging.sprintpcs.com).

Step 3

Enter the subject and body of the email. Make sure the combined length of the subject and body does not exceed 160 characters, the maximum length of an SMS message. Anything beyond 160 characters will be deleted.

Step 4

Send the message. If you receive an email stating the message couldn’t be delivered, you probably entered the wrong phone number.

Step 5

Save the email address to your address book so you won’t have to remember it in the future.

Send Email Through Sprint Vision

Step 1

Log in to your email account or open your email client.

Step 2

In the "To:" field, enter the recipient’s Sprint Vision email address. This will be in the form of "username@sprintpcs.com."

Step 3

Compose and send the email as if you were sending it to another computer user.

Tips & Warnings

  • Sprint users can reply to your message using SMS.
  • Standard text messaging charges apply, even when the messages come from a computer.
  • Not all Sprint users have Sprint Vision email addresses.