How to Text From a Restricted Number

By Christell York

Text messaging, also known as SMS, has become a popular way of communicating between mobile phones in recent years. Your telephone number automatically appears on your recipient's device when you send a message from your mobile phone. To send a restricted or anonymous text message, you can use an alternative, web-based third-party solution. These services offer you the ability to send anonymous text messages for free from your computer or web-capable phone.

Step 1

Navigate to the TxtEmNow website (see Resources) and enter the recipient's 10-digit phone number. Select the country, and enter your message in the required fields. Click "Send the Text" to deliver your message. TxtEmNow has a 140-character text limit, including spacing and punctuation.

Step 2

Navigate to the Text For Free website (see Resources) and enter the recipient's 10-digit mobile phone number and the 140-character message you would like to deliver to the recipient. Select the recipient's mobile service provider from the provided menu and click "Send" to deliver your message.

Step 3

Open your web browser and navigate to the Send Anonymous Text website (see Resources). Select the recipient's country from the drop-down list. Enter the recipient's 10-digit mobile phone number and your message. Click "Send Text" to deliver the message. The Send Anonymous Text service does not have a character limit.

Tips & Warnings

  • Anonymous text messages are not completely private. Message service providers record the IP address for any message sent for records purposes, and this address can be provided to the proper authorities in cases of harassment.