If you are not near a phone, but you are near a computer, you can still contact someone's cell phone by sending them a text message. This can be done through your email program. Verizon phone numbers can be sent an email that comes through as a text message. It is one of the simplest ways to communicate, and requires little more than your desired recipient's phone number.
Go to your email program and compose your email.
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Type the phone number that you wish to send your message to in the "To" section of your email heading. Do not use spaces or dashes.
Type "@vtext.com" immediately following the phone number.
Send your email.