How to Send Free Text Messages From Computer to Cell Phone

by eHow Contributor

If you have a pre-paid cell phone plan with no text messaging plan, then you don't send very many text messages, nor do you want people texting you, because when they text you, it cost you money. The habitual textors don't realize this, nor do they really care. This article will show you how to work around this and text for free.

There are a few websites that allow free text messaging. You can send free SMS text messages to anyone with a SMS or text message enabled mobile phone, and you don't have to pay.

All major carriers are supported, such as: Verizon, AllTel, AT&T, Cingular, TMobile, Sprint, SunCom, and Nextel. This article shows you how to easily text from your computer.

You can text for free from Yahoo messenger by going to a contact, clicking on their name as if you are going to send an IM, instead click on the "Send and EMS message" link. You will get this message: 6785555555 (made up number) "will receive your messages on a mobile phone. Since some wireless carriers charge per text message, you may want to send a long message rather than several shorter messages." Type your message and hit the send button. If using one of the free websites (see resource link) for texting from your computer, see the resource link at the end of this article and bookmark the page.

Create your free account and you will receive an email that looks like this: Your OnlineTextMessage Address Book has been created. Your ID is: ######## .. You can login and manage your address book at the resource link at the end of this article.

Login to your account by entering your account ID. Enter the email address, name, number, and carrier of your associates.

You will see your new entry in your address book and will have the option to "delete" or "Send Txt Message." Select "Send txt message" enter your email address, a subject, and your message and hit send. Your message will be sent immediately. You will get a couple of offers to buy something (this is how the site makes money) but you can just hit "pass" at the bottom of each page, and you're done.

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