How to Send a Text Message From Email to a Nextel

By Maya Walker

Nextel subscribers can receive text messages from an email account.
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Text messaging, or short message service (SMS) texting, is a quick and easy way to communicate with cell phone users. A message can be delivered in seconds to a cell phone subscriber. Many cell phone users prefer to send a text message, because it usually does not take away from their talk time minutes. Even if you do not have access to a cell phone, you can send a text message to a Nextel subscriber.

Step 1

Access your email account. If you are using web-based email, access your email account through your web browser. If you are using an email program such as Outlook, open the program.

Step 2

Compose the text message. Keep in mind that text messages can only be a certain length. In most cases, the messages can only be 160 characters or less.

Step 3

Address the text message to the Nextel subscriber you are texting. The address to send your message to is the recipient's number, then "" For example, if you are texting 936-555-5555, the address would be [email protected].

Step 4

Select the option in your email program to send the message.

Step 5

Check with the recipient to ensure the message was received. The message should be received in the same length of time a text message from a cell phone would. If the recipient did not receive the message, check the address to which you sent the message. If incorrect, correct the address and resend the message.