Gmail also allows you to send a text message directly
Emails were introduced as a quick medium for communication across the world, however now it was replaced by messaging apps. But, still, emails holds the significant importance in the professional world where people communicate with each other. Moreover, there is one feature of email that most of the users aren't aware of that is SMS. The email service allows you to send a text message on the phone whenever you want. Yes, in cases when it's essential to send the text message to communicate you can do that directly from your mailbox. Moreover, many professionals use this method for branding as people are more likely to open a text than an email.
Most of the network providers in the US offer their SMS gateway domain for the users to send text via mail. In order to send a text message using the email, you need to know the SMS gateway domain of the recipient's service provider. If you know the recipient's mobile number and the name of the service provider it is easy to find the SMS gateway domain. Once you have the SMS gateway domain, it will be too simple to send the text message using your email id. However, every network carrier has a different SMS gateway domain that you need to find out in order to successfully deliver your SMS via an email.
|Network Carrier||SMS Gateway||MMS Gateway|
|Boost Mobile||10-digit firstname.lastname@example.org||insert 10-digit email@example.com|
|Sprint||10-digit firstname.lastname@example.org||10-digit email@example.com|
|AT&T||10-digit firstname.lastname@example.org||10-digit email@example.com|
|Alltel||10-digit firstname.lastname@example.org||10-digit email@example.com|
|T Mobile||10-digit firstname.lastname@example.org||10-digit email@example.com|
|10-digit firstname.lastname@example.org||10-digit email@example.com|
|Verizon||10-digit firstname.lastname@example.org||10-digit email@example.com|
Step 1- Regardless of the email client open your email account and compose an email.
Step 2- Now, instead of the email address type 10 digit mobile number of the person you want to send text in the recipient box.
Step 3- Here is the important thing, after typing the number you need add the @gateway of the network carrier of the recipient, for example, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 4- Now, type your desired message in the content area and press the send button, your text message will be sent to the recipient.
In the above table, you have noticed that the MMS gateways of the carriers are also mentioned there. You are sending the message via an email that means you have a character limit of 160. If your text message goes beyond 160 characters, then it will be converted to the MMS, and the carriers will require the MMS gateway to deliver your email as an SMS successfully. And also remember some of the carriers does not provide the MMS service to a customer by default, in that case, the message will not be delivered to the recipient.
There is a convenient method for the regular Gmail users to send text messages. Gmail has a dedicated Google Chrome extension that makes it possible to send the text messages via email quickly. The extension needs to add to the Chrome browser, and it will enable the text messaging via email. Here is the step by step process to send the text from Gmail.
1. Open your chrome web browser, download the extension from here.
2. Now, add the extension to chrome browsers and allow the permissions to it.
3. Once you add the extension to chrome, you will start seeing a mobile phone icon on your Gmail window.
4. Compose the email with desired content in it, click the mobile icon it will open up the Gmail contact and select the contact you want to text message.
5. You can also add a new contact to the list and send the text message via email.
The chrome extension adds the option in the form of a mobile phone on your Gmail, and you can use to send the text message instantly. The option is beneficial for the Gmail users who send a number of texts to their contacts. Besides, the extension automatically formats the email message into text and delivers the replies to your Gmail account. The extension automatically formats the conversation on the Gmail and also shows you the SMS replies and allow to reply with a following email. With this, the users required to communicate to their contacts via a text message over email without the need of SMS domain gateway of the recipients.
I hope above mentioned different methods to send SMS via email will help you in conveniently sending the text messages. If you have any query or know about some other method using email for sending SMS, please let us know via comments.
Twinkle is an experienced business and marketing consultant of the mobile app industry. She advocates perfect branding to the latest tech releases. She is passionate about writing well-researched reports to help the app owners and the mobile app industry audience. Also, she has a vibrant touch that goes well in her writing as well.
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