How to Send an Ecard to a Cell Phone
By Louise Balle
An e-card is a fun and simple way to send greetings to a loved one. The card contains text and images that express your feelings or thoughts in an electronic format rather than a printed paper. If you would prefer to send your e-card directly to your recipient's cell phone, you have to make sure that your recipient has the ability to access the Internet on his hand-held device.
Create your e-card using Evite. Choose an Evite template consistent with your occasion under the "Choose Occasion" drop-down box, such as a birthday, congratulations, or basic "thinking of you" card. Add your text and send the finished card to your email account. You'll receive a URL link to the card.
Use Ezilon to create your e-card. Choose your design and then click "Personalize and Send" to add your personal touch to the card. Type in your message and add music if you'd like. Enter your own contact information as the recipient so that you can retrieve a link to the card to forward it to your friend's phone. This service offers static and animated cards for free.
Use Blue Mountain's e-card service to create your e-card. Select a birthday, holiday, or everyday occasion from the list of available templates. Select the option to "Send through email" and create an account. Add your customization options to the card then send it to your email address.
Send to Cell Phone
Retrieve the link to the e-card you wish you send from your email address. Compose a new message in your email account and paste the link into your text box.
Enter the recipient's cell phone number, followed by the "@" sign and the email extension for sending a message through his cell phone provider. Each provider has a different email extension (eee Resources for a listing). For instance, if a T-Mobile customer's cell phone number is 212-555-1212, the email address is email@example.com.
Send the e-card email to your recipient. He will receive the link as a text message. He can click the message to load it on his cell phone.
- If the e-card provider allows you to save the e-card as a GIF or JPG file, save it to your computer and upload it as an attachment to the email to your recipient. He can view the e-card image as an MMS (multimedia messaging service) message.
- To protect the privacy of your recipient's cell phone number, avoid sending the text message email directly from the e-card website. Save the link as an image and send it from your personal email account.
Louise Balle has been writing Web articles since 2004, covering everything from business promotion to topics on beauty. Her work can be found on various websites. She has a small-business background and experience as a layout and graphics designer for Web and book projects.