Yep – that’s right – you can send text messages to phone using an Outlook e-mail.
Now, I can already hear you thinking … but I wouldn’t even begin to know how to address the message and my computer isn’t connected to the phone line.
No problem because addressing the message is a breeze and you aren’t actually phoning them so that connection won’t be necessary.
So, the only issue to address would be how to … well, address it.
The format will look like this:
10 digit phone number @ carrier’s extension
I’m sure you know the phone number; it’s the last part that is stumping you.
Once again – no problem.
You could choose to have them text you at your e-mail address. Obviously the address for the phone will be the “From” of the message.
Or… we could look it up.
I ran a quick internet search using “cell phone carrier email extensions“.
Lots came up – many of them had a list of the biggest carriers and I found this one at Wikipedia that is quite a bit more detailed. Scroll down to the bottom of the page – the list you need is in the last table on the page.
Once you’ve got the extension then you’re set to go – texting without locating your phone.
You’ve got to love it!