How to Send a Web Page to a Cell Phone Using the Google Toolbar

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The Google Toolbar has several handy features that make searching and surfing the Internet faster and easier. These smarter searches allow you to explore different databases from within the toolbar itself, newsfeeds for up-to-the-minute information and offer a pop-up blocker for safe surfing. In addition, the toolbar has some extra features that allow you to share information with just a few clicks of the mouse. With the Google Toolbar installed, you can send information about Web sites you have found to a cell phone within a minute or two, making it easier than ever to share information with friends and family anywhere in the United States.

Enable the Send To Menu in Internet Explorer

Click the Settings button. Select Options and then the Features tab.

Check the box labeled Send To and click OK to save your changes and exit the window.

Send a Web Page to a Cell Phone

Go to a Web page that you would like to send to a cell phone.

Highlight text on the Web page to include it in your message. Click and drag your mouse over the text to do this task.

Click the Send To button on the toolbar and select the SMS option.

Enter information in the window provided-the cell phone number you are sending the message to, the cell phone carrier, a subject for the message (optional) and the text of the message. The text will include the address of the Web site and any other message you want to send. Note that if you select text from the Web page to include in the message, the Web site address will not be included by default. You will have to add text manually. Underneath the message box is a display showing how many characters your message contains.

Click Send to send your message once you have entered all the information.

Tip

  • check To disable the Send To feature, click the Settings button on the toolbar, select Options and then the Features tab. Uncheck the box labeled Send To and then click OK to save your changes and exit the window.

Warnings

  • close This feature is currently available only for U.S. telephone numbers that are enabled for messaging.
  • close The Firefox version of the Google Toolbar does not have a Send To feature and does not offer an alternative means by which to send Web links to cell phones.
  • close There is no charge to send a message with this feature, however a cell phone carrier may charge a fee to receive messages.
  • close Many carriers truncate messages longer than 160 characters. Ensure that your message is brief enough to transmit fully.

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