Text messaging is big business, with more than 5 billion text messages sent per day in 2016, according to CTIA Wireless Association. While the vast majority of those text messages are variants of “Honey, we need bread, milk, and diapers!” or “lolurquthavurppl call me l8r”, nearly all mobile message communication takes place the phone. However, online text messages are gaining in popularity, as free SMS (short message system) is available with more free online text message websites.
Send Text Messages Online Using Mobile Message SMS:
Web and email text messaging takes the standard mobile-to-mobile experience and replaces merely one phone with a website form or an email draft. For people with low-use mobile phone plans, plans that charge a fee per text message, or for folks who don’t have text messaging or – gasp! – don’t even have a mobile phone, free online text messaging via web or email is a convenience that can make communication cheaper and more comfortable.
Internet Text Message:
Most internet text message systems use a similar interface for sending a free SMS mobile message:
- Enter the telephone number
- Enter the sender’s email address
- Type a character-limited message (typically 225 characters)
- Hit send
When the mobile phone user receives the text message, he or she can hit “reply” and send back a text message that appears as an email in the sender’s mailbox.
Free Email to SMS:
Using an open email to SMS system is just as easy, but requires one additional detail: the name of the cell or mobile phone carrier used by the recipient. Once the sender knows this, the email address becomes “[10digitnumber] @carrier.com”. If the mobile message goes to an AT&T subscriber, for example, the email address would be: [email protected]
The sender types merely this into the email program of choice and sends an online text message, using a limit of characters (225 or so). The recipient receives this email as a text message on their mobile phone and can reply back via text, with the sender receiving the online text message as an email.
Most major mobile message carriers use the web and email text messaging for sending an internet text message, including:
- STI Mobile
- S. Cellular
- Virgin Mobile
- Boost Mobile
- PowerNet Mobile
Free Online Text Messages:
To send an email text message for free, follow the directions above. Keep in mind that while the text message is open to forward, it may not be cost less to receive for the recipient, depending on his or her mobile phone text plan.
To use a web-based messaging system, sites such as Online Text Messages and Text Drop offer a completely free, simple web form to apply for free online text messages. There is no reason to go without the convenience of sending a mobile message when a phone isn’t available if users know where to find such internet text message services online.