How to Change an SMS Sender Name (11 Steps)
By Christine Kim
Although you cannot send anonymous SMS messages from your cell phone -- your phone number or name will show up -- you can easily send an SMS message to someone either under a different name via the Internet or anonymously. SendSMSNow allows you to send free SMS messages to any number under a different name, while you can use Textem to send SMS messages anonymously.
Go to the SendSMSNow website. Register and create a free account, which is required to use the service. Text messages will be sent from the username you create for the account.
Select the SMS receiver's country from the drop-down list.
Enter the person's phone number in the designated field.
Type the SMS message in the field provided. You will be limited to 130 characters here.
Send the SMS. The message will be sent to the recipient.
Go to the Textem website.
Enter in the recipient's mobile number. You can also enter a spoof email address, if desired.
Select the recipient's mobile carrier.
Type your message. You will be limited to 155 characters.
Enter in the correct Captcha code, which is used for security verification. All texts will be sent from "Anonymous@textem.net."
- Keep in mind that if you write offensive, violent or threatening text messages, the recipient may make a complaint to the website company. This can permanently ban you from using the website's services.
- At the time of publication, SendSMSNow does not cover all networks. Users can often experiences delays of up to a few hours using this service.
Christine Kim has been a writer and editor since 2002, working with Columbia University, Harvard Business School and University of Alabama Press. She holds a Master of Arts in interdisciplinary studies and a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing.