How to Send SMS Without Showing Your Number

To send an SMS text message without revealing your phone number, the easiest method is to use your own email. Cell phones are set up to receive emails in the form of SMS messages if you follow a few extra steps. By sending an email as a text message, your phone number won't show up, but your email address will. It is easy to send an email as an SMS message. All you need to know is the gateway address for the subscriber to whom you're sending the message.

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Open your Internet browser and log in to your email. If your cell phone can't access the Internet, you will have to log in to your email on your computer.

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Write a message and add attachments if you would like.

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Send the message to a cell phone rather than another email address. All service providers offer a free gateway address for their subscribers to use. (Follow the link in the "References" section for a list of all the major gateway addresses.)

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To send an email as an SMS text message, enter the recipient's phone number and the gateway address. For example, to send a message to a Verizon phone, send the email to (10-digit number)@vtext.com. The recipient will receive your email in the form of a text message shortly, and your phone number will not be included.