How to Send Free Text Messages to Any Mobile

By Andrew Smith

Sending a text message to a mobile phone lets you get in touch with an individual without needing to speak to that person. Text messages are convenient for short messages that require only a quick reply, or for whenever you cannot talk on your cell phone, such as when you are at work or in a meeting. Free text messages can be sent to any mobile phone number utilizing an email account or an online service.

Email

Step 1

Log into an email account you use and open an empty email.

Step 2

Type the mobile number without any punctuation inside the “To” box followed by @ and the email address for the mobile provider. If emailing a Verizon mobile number, type “@vtext.com” after the phone number (for example, 6314449944@vtext.com).

Step 3

Enter a subject for the text message inside the “Subject” box if you wish. Doing so isn't necessary, though.

Step 4

Enter the text message you're sending to the mobile phone inside the email message box. Character limits vary per mobile provider. To be safe, keep the message at 140 total characters or less.

Step 5

Click “Send” to send the free message to the entered mobile number.

Oh, Don't Forget

Step 1

Go to the “Oh, Don't Forget” homepage.

Step 2

Type the mobile number you're texting inside the “cell number” box at the top of the page. Punctuation is optional when typing in the number.

Step 3

Enter the time and day you'd like to send the message inside the “date & time” box at the top of the page. Type “now” to send the text immediately.

Step 4

Type the message inside the text message box at the top of the page. The same character limit applies as when emailing a text message.

Step 5

Click “Submit.” The text message is sent at the entered time and date.

txt2day

Step 1

Go to the txt2day website.

Step 2

Type the mobile number you are texting inside the “Phone Number” box. Enter a return email address (your email address) inside the “Return Email" box if you wish. Entering your email is not necessary.

Step 3

Click “Select Provider of Receiver.” Select the mobile provider for the number you entered.

Step 4

Type the text message you're sending under “Enter Text Message.” The message must be 140 characters or less.

Step 5

Complete the anti-spam mathematical problem underneath the text message box. Click “Agree to Terms of Service.” Click “Send It!” and the entered message is sent to the mobile phone.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use the txt2day Cell Phone Provider Lookup service to learn the provider for a mobile number if you don't know this information.