Text messaging is a popular feature of mobile phones. But nowadays, you can also do it via computers. Thanks to various online sites, users may text from their computers directly to their contacts mobile phones. There are many sites available for texting from computers some of them provide free service while others charge a minimum fee. So how do these work? You simply enter a site; you are asked to enter the mobile number you wish to text and choose the provider (Verizon, AT&T, etc); then you type a message and click send. It is simple; however it is important that you choose a site carefully to avoid spamming.
Here are some sites that provide texting services:
www.cellphonemessagesender.com: known as one of the first websites to offer free texting from computers to phones. This site provides free and paid sms service. The members of this site receive the same kind of service, the only difference being the amount of sms a member can send. If the member chooses the free service, his messaging is restricted to 50 sms messages a month.
www.txt2day,com: this website is very popular for those who are regularly texting from computers. It is ideal for users over their message limit, those stuck without a phone, or people who hate typing on tiny keyboards. The site also allows receivers to opt out and block their own numbers. Its guarantee of no spamming made it a favorite for many users.
www.smseverywhere.com: offers free sms from computer to cell phone as well as paid services such as professional messaging in which user can text up to 30 phones at a time, schedule messages or reminders, receive replies online and access his own address book for $39.00; bulk messaging in which user may send messages to large lists of cell phone numbersperfect for event promotion, clubs and organizations at $59.00; and finally, developer API in which user can create your own messaging application and in sending a message, data is posted over HTTP to SMS Everywhere serversthis for $39.00.
www.text4free.com: another site that offers sms service for free. Aside from than mms messaging has also become available. This site also guarantees no spamming especially for the receivers of the text the user has sent via the site.
Aside from these sites, you can also send sms straight from your email account. Texting from computers via email is somewhat similar to sending an ordinary email message. In this kind of service, you should know the carrier of the cell phone number you will be texting. The following are some of the most common: Sprint:[10DigitNumber]@messaging.sprintpcs.com; T-Mobile: [10DigitNumber]@tmomail.net; Verizon: [10DigitNumber]@vtext.com; AT&T:[10DigitNumber]@mobile.mycingular.com. Just replace [10DigitNumber] with the ten digit phone number you are trying to reach (area code + local number). This is the one you are going to put in the to-portion of your email. You may now start by composing your message but be advised that the number of words is limited to 160 letters only. After that just click Send, and that is it!
As you can see, texting from computers is not only easy but it will also save you money and time. Try it now!