Send free text messages by e-mail

You can save money and send free text messages via e-mail on your iPhone or iPod touch. This is possible through SMS e-mail gateways, which are supported by most wireless carriers. The messages will arrive on a person’s phone just as a normal text message would. The address format for SMS e-mails is the phone number at (@) a particular carrier (e.g., To find a particular carrier’s gateway(s), do a Web search for “ <carrier> SMS e-mail.” Here is a listing of some of the major carrier’s SMS e-mail gateways.

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