DelphiFAQ Home Search:

How to send an email (SMS) to any cell phone without knowing the provider


comments200 comments. Current rating: 4 stars (39 votes). Leave comments and/ or rate it.


I want to send an email to a friend's cell phone but I do not know what provider he has. I just have the phone number.


In the past it was possible to look at the phone number and based on the first 3 digits after the area code you could tell to which provider this number belonged. Now it is possible to switch cell phone service providers and take your number with you. E.g. all 831-251-XXXX numbers originally were AT&T. But because of the merger many of those numbers may now be Cingular Wireless numbers. Some may have switched to Verizon, Telekom or Sprint and still have this number.

Traditionally in order to send an email to a cell phone you needed to know the provider and the format how to address an email to a cell phone for this provider.

E.g. for a number 831-251-1234 under AT&T you would send that email to

Now there is a service called Teleflip. Teleflip takes the phone number and simply sends the email to the correct provider. How do they know the correct provider? They keep a database. There may be some issues if your friend recently changed providers and kept the number - Teleflip keeps a database and their FAQ says it may take a few months until their database is updated.

To send an email to your friend just address it to
(Of course replace the number with your friend's cell phone number.)

With this service, you no longer have to remember the complex email format that each individual cell company uses. Remember that some cellphone users are charged for incoming SMS messages, so do not send too many.

Teleflip works very well for me.

If you know the provider, see this tip: SMS by email

Content-type: text/html


You are on page 10 of 14, other pages: 1 2 3 7 8 9 [10] 11 12 13 14
2009-09-15, 09:20:15
2009-09-19, 06:00:34
anonymous from India  
2009-09-20, 13:04:24
anonymous from United States  
2009-09-21, 13:02:54
anonymous from United States  
my question is if the receipiant has unlim txt its not going to charge them is it??
2009-09-24, 04:26:22
anonymous from India  
2009-09-28, 19:02:06
[hidden] from United States  
[Hola Kassandra, disculpa mi atrevimiento pues ni sabes quien soy pero he conseguido tu cell pues necesito decirte lo linda q te veias hoy en el college. Me encantas, soy tu fiel admirador, capaz de hacer lo q sea por estar a tu lado, espero y no seas casada pues quiero hacerte la mujer mas feliz de este mundo. Para mi eres mi princesa de los sueños pero q algun dia no muy lejano alcanzare. Loco porq llegue el dia de mañana pare verte de nuevo...Tu fiel admirador!!!]
2009-10-10, 21:13:31
anonymous from United States  
wow i fuken love u JOse babe
2009-10-11, 02:47:11
anonymous from United States  
2009-10-15, 01:59:14
anonymous from India  
2009-10-15, 01:59:26
anonymous from India  
2009-10-25, 07:16:25
anonymous from United States  
2009-10-25, 07:19:26
anonymous from Fort Lauderdale, United States  

2009-10-25, 07:33:58
anonymous from United States  

2009-10-25, 07:36:23
anonymous from Fort Lauderdale, United States  

2009-10-25, 07:38:52
anonymous from United States  
You are on page 10 of 14, other pages: 1 2 3 7 8 9 [10] 11 12 13 14



NEW: Optional: Register   Login
Email address (not necessary):

Rate as
Hide my email when showing my comment.
Please notify me once a day about new comments on this topic.
Please provide a valid email address if you select this option, or post under a registered account.

Show city and country
Show country only
Hide my location
You can mark text as 'quoted' by putting [quote] .. [/quote] around it.
Please type in the code:

Please do not post inappropriate pictures. Inappropriate pictures include pictures of minors and nudity.
The owner of this web site reserves the right to delete such material.

photo Add a picture: