PC Doctor November 3, 2017

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Dear PC Doctor:

I don’t have a question for you; I have something I want to share. My cell phone carrier recently sent out these cool instructions for how to send a text from your email instead of your phone. This would be useful, for example, if you are somewhere with internet but bad cell coverage, or if you don’t have your phone but you want to text someone who’s better at checking their messages than their email.

Open your email and type out the message you want to send in your text. Then, in the address bar, put the recipient’s phone number, followed by their carrier’s domain.

Here is a list of some cell phone carrier domains (a web search will give you more):

AT&T: @txt.att.net
Boost Mobile: @sms.myboostmobile.com
Credo Mobile: ##number##@vtext.com
TMobile: @tmomail.net
Sprint: @messaging.sprintpcs.com

Your friend will receive the message as a text on their phone. When they reply to you, you will receive the reply in your email.

If you don’t know who your friend uses for cell service, you can look it up at carrierlookup.com. You can look up one carrier a day for free.

Thanks and have fun!

Posted: to Athol Library News on Fri, Nov 3, 2017
Updated: Fri, Nov 3, 2017

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