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Old 03-11-09, 09:29 PM   #1
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Using Yahoo mail can I text a cell phone?

Using yahoo email is it possible for me to text a cell phone. Just by typing in the number and a suffix or something?

Like 3105551212@yahootext.com

Or something like that.
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Old 03-12-09, 01:15 AM   #2
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Re: Using Yahoo mail can I text a cell phone?

To send a text:

xxxxxxxxxx@vtext.com

To send a picture:

xxxxxxxxxx@vzwpix.com

The xxxxxxxxxx is the phone number you want to txt/pix.
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Old 03-12-09, 06:30 AM   #3
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Re: Using Yahoo mail can I text a cell phone?

the above is for verizon
obviously the @blahbah will be different depending on which cell provider you are sending to
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Old 03-12-09, 06:49 AM   #4
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Re: Using Yahoo mail can I text a cell phone?

Alltel: [Phone Number]@message.alltel.com
AT&T: [Phone Number]@txt.att.net
Nextel: [Phone Number]@messaging.nextel.com
Sprint: [Phone Number]@messaging.sprintpcs.com
T-Mobile: [Phone Number]@tmomail.net
Verizon: [Phone Number]@vtext.com
Virgin Mobile: [Phone Number]@vmobl.com
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Old 03-12-09, 08:27 AM   #5
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Re: Using Yahoo mail can I text a cell phone?

The type of email you are using doesn't matter. As long as you know what the company of the person you're trying to text uses for formatting, you can text them from any email service.

Nice list Nifty, thanks.
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Old 03-12-09, 09:09 AM   #6
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Re: Using Yahoo mail can I text a cell phone?

If you don't know the carrier, you used to be able to send it to [number]@teleflip.com

I've never used it, so there might be some form of advertisement involved.
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Old 03-12-09, 11:26 AM   #7
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Re: Using Yahoo mail can I text a cell phone?

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If you don't know the carrier, you used to be able to send it to [number]@teleflip.com

I've never used it, so there might be some form of advertisement involved.
didn't work for me. i sent a text to myself 10 minutes ago and nothing.
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Old 03-12-09, 11:45 AM   #8
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Re: Using Yahoo mail can I text a cell phone?

No luck on my (yahoo) end.

Any one have any other ideas?

Thanks.
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Old 03-12-09, 11:54 AM   #9
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Re: Using Yahoo mail can I text a cell phone?

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No luck on my (yahoo) end.

Any one have any other ideas?

Thanks.
Either you have their provider wrong, or they don't have text messages enabled.
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Old 03-12-09, 12:06 PM   #10
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Re: Using Yahoo mail can I text a cell phone?

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To send a text:

xxxxxxxxxx@vtext.com

To send a picture:

xxxxxxxxxx@vzwpix.com

The xxxxxxxxxx is the phone number you want to txt/pix.
so you can do this with any e-mail right? not just yahoo...

and can i send myself an mp3 if my phone is capable or too large a file probably?
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Old 03-12-09, 12:12 PM   #11
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Re: Using Yahoo mail can I text a cell phone?

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Alltel: [Phone Number]@message.alltel.com
AT&T: [Phone Number]@txt.att.net
Nextel: [Phone Number]@messaging.nextel.com
Sprint: [Phone Number]@messaging.sprintpcs.com
T-Mobile: [Phone Number]@tmomail.net
Verizon: [Phone Number]@vtext.com
Virgin Mobile: [Phone Number]@vmobl.com
This is without the dashes in the number, I'm assuming?
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Old 03-12-09, 12:15 PM   #12
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Re: Using Yahoo mail can I text a cell phone?

Just tried from a hotmail account to an AT&T # and it worked fine. Not sure why I'd ever use this, but it's nice to know.
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Old 03-12-09, 12:15 PM   #13
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Re: Using Yahoo mail can I text a cell phone?

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didn't work for me. i sent a text to myself 10 minutes ago and nothing.
My bad. Looks like they went out of business. Probably should have used my idea about adding ads to their texts.
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Old 03-12-09, 12:35 PM   #14
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Re: Using Yahoo mail can I text a cell phone?

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This is without the dashes in the number, I'm assuming?
Yep, you are correct sir. 10 digits, no dashes.
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Old 03-12-09, 12:39 PM   #15
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Re: Using Yahoo mail can I text a cell phone?

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Just tried from a hotmail account to an AT&T # and it worked fine. Not sure why I'd ever use this, but it's nice to know.
I use it for international text (e.g. send to [number]@fido.ca text for free)
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Old 03-12-09, 12:56 PM   #16
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Yep, you are correct sir. 10 digits, no dashes.
Gracias, did a test to my phone and it worked, never knew about this, it will be nice to send certain things to myself that i need them on the go.
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Old 03-12-09, 01:03 PM   #17
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Re: Using Yahoo mail can I text a cell phone?

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Gracias, did a test to my phone and it worked, never knew about this, it will be nice to send certain things to myself that i need them on the go.
That's my favorite use for this.
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Old 03-12-09, 05:45 PM   #18
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Re: Using Yahoo mail can I text a cell phone?

typically SMS texting handles 160 characters per message, so keep in mind that the recipient may receive multiple messages since usually they get broken up over 160 characters.
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