All mobile carriers have SMS Gateways. One of the typical uses of the SMS gateway is the forwarding of email to a mobile device and vice versa. A couple of days back, I had the need to send an SMS text message from my email account to a mobile phone. I only had the mobile number. A quick Google search yielded a lot of outdated information. To save you the frustration, I wrote an article titled SMS Gateway: From Email to SMS Text Message. This article has all the details you need including the email domains for all the major US mobile carriers.
You need several pieces of information for this to work. First, you need to know the mobile phone number. Second, you need to know the mobile carrier. Last, you need the email domain for the mobile carrier. I can't help you with the mobile number, but I can help with the other two pieces of information.
- Mobile Carrier: Google "Mobile Carrier Lookup" and you will find a big mess. Some services are free. Some are paid. Some are inaccurate. I did find one service that was free and seems highly accurate. Go to Telephone Number Identification (trid.us) and enter the mobile number you are looking for. It will provide you with the current mobile carrier. If you know of a better resource for looking up mobile carriers, please leave a comment or post a message the New Tech Forum.
- With the mobile carrier, look up the email domain from the list in my article and combine with the mobile number. In your email, the "send to" would look something like, email@example.com.
That's it' There are a few more details so be sure to read the full article SMS Gateway: From Email to SMS Text Message.
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