How to Send a Text Message From Email to a Nextel

by Maya Walker
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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

Step 4

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

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.


  • A text message can also be sent to a subscriber through the Nextel website. You may be required to create an account in order to send a text message.
  • If your text message is longer than 160 characters, the whole message may not be delivered or it may be broken into two separate messages.
  • Sending a text message to a Nextel subscriber from your email does not cost you, but may cost the subscriber.

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About the Author

Maya Walker began writing professionally in 2008. Her articles have appeared on a variety of websites, covering technology, personal finance, music and health topics. Walker is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English at Stephen F. Austin University in Texas.

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