How to Send Restricted Text Messages

By Dustin Thornton

If you want to send a text message to someone but you prefer not to reveal your identity or to avoid incurring any text message overage fees, you can use an online anonymous text message service to send a restricted text message to the recipient. There are several online anonymous text message websites that allow you to use the service for free. The only down side about sending a restricted text message is that the recipient can not reply to your message.

Text For Free

Step 1

Open your web browser and visit the TextForFree site.

Step 2

Enter the recipient's phone number into the orange box labeled "Step 1." Include the area code and do not add dashes. For example, if the number is 555-123-7890, enter "5551237890."

Step 3

Enter the subject of the text message into the green box labeled "Step 2." This will appear in the subject line of the recipient's text message inbox.

Step 4

Enter the message that you want to send into the blue box labeled "Step 3." This is the message itself.

Step 5

Click the cell phone provider of the recipient in the red box labeled "Step 4." If you are unsure click "Don't Know? - Look it up" and locate the cell phone provider of the recipient.

Step 6

Click "Send Free Text Message!"

Txt 2 Day

Step 1

Open your web browser and visit the Txt2day site.

Step 2

Enter the recipient's phone number into the "Phone Number" field. Include the area code and do not add dashes. For example, if the number is 555-123-7890, enter "5551237890."

Step 3

Click the "Select Provider of Receiver" drop-down box and select the recipient's cell phone provider from the list. Click "Look it up" if you are unsure of the recipient's cell phone provider.

Step 4

Enter the message that you want to send into "Enter Text Message" box. This is the message itself.

Step 5

Click the "I agree to the Terms of Service" check-box and input the answer for the simple mathematical equation listed at the bottom of the blue panel. The equation verifies that you are human.

Step 6

Click "Send It!" to send your text message.

VZW

Step 1

Open your web browser and visit the VZW site.

Step 2

Enter the recipient's phone number into the "Send To" box. Include the area code and do not add dashes. For example, if the number is 555-123-7890, enter "5551237890."

Step 3

Enter the message that you want to send into the "Your Message" box. This is the message itself.

Step 4

Select either "Urgent" or "Normal" priority. This will display on the message.

Step 5

Click "Send" and enter the Captcha code as you see it on the screen. Click "Verify" to send the message.