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Mellissa
January 7, 2005 12:07 AM

http://www.reversephonedirectory.com/ usually gives a correct company 'owner' for cell phone numbers. It may change as times passes because of WNP, but it might be a place to start...

Marie C.
January 7, 2005 7:12 AM

When getting permission to send people a text message, why don't you just ask them what carrier they're with? Adam, I'm really curious as to what you're working on, because this sounds like it has the potential to be a text message spam operation. Knowing you as I do (just from your weblog), I can't imagine you ever undertaking such a venture. (Side note: The first item in your "Related Stories" section links to your phone spam article.)

Adam Kalsey
January 7, 2005 8:25 AM

_When getting permission to send people a text message, why don't you just ask them what carrier they're with?_ Because it's not very elegant. I'd much rather find them by apparent magic. It's a subscriber-based app. There are a number of time when the subscriber would like immediate notifications of change and this particular market is very mobile, rarely in an office, afraid of technological solutions, and 100% of them carry cell phones.

Trackback from PapaScott
January 9, 2005 9:10 PM

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Excerpt: So I read that Adam Kalsey is sending SMS by e-mail for a project, and I wonder... well, first why doesn't Adam just get a GSM modem... but then, why do the carriers allow that, don't they miss out on...

Philip
January 10, 2005 12:25 AM

In India, all carriers have number blocks, so from the first 5 digits of a number, you can figure out the carrier. Also, the same carrier may have a different mail server in different cities. Someone's created a lookup table for the same.

Guy
January 10, 2005 8:04 AM

Teleflip offers a service that would allow you to send text messages as per your need. We are not a free service for commercial users, and we are not going away. You can contact us through the website www.telelfip.com. Cheers, Guy. PS Most providers do not 'bounce' incorrect email attempts.

Anthony
January 11, 2005 2:52 AM

My suggestion was going to be acquiring TeleFlip and using it for your project. :)

Scott
January 17, 2005 5:42 PM

Aquiring Teleflip? That's got to be expensive. Might be a better idea to see if they offer some kind of upgraded service for a nominal fee.

Daniel Newman
January 17, 2005 9:00 PM

Guy said PS Most providers do not 'bounce' incorrect email attempts. Most of the big carriers do bounce. A simple script can cut the number of carriers by more than half after the first set of bounces.

Joe
January 19, 2005 1:45 PM

Using carrier's email gateways to send SMS messages will onlyl work for so long. These gateways are throttled significantly by many operators, so your message (a) may not get through at all if you are sending a lot at once or (b) may be delayed for quite a long time. That may not matter to you here, but just fyi.

Kaitlyn
January 20, 2005 10:01 PM

Heya. I was looking for a list of cell phone carrier email address domains for emailing text messages on google.com and I came across your page here. I found http://www.pagemart.com/customerservice/how2send a few links after yours. Scroll to the bottom and it has a chart with a list of more popular cell phone carriers and their email domains. I'm not even sure what this site is and what exactly you are trying to do. But I hope it helps. Heh. - Kaity Kat -

Garrett Wilkin
January 31, 2005 1:08 AM

I think that we should explore messaging between phones and the internet more. Right now they are connected in a very limited way. I think the carriers could do a lot more to allow greater connection, and perhaps they will in the next few years. In the mean time, wifi and the cell antennae are converging into one device. Let's think of distributed applications that comminicate through current messaging shcemes on cell phones.

Pete Prodoehl
February 3, 2005 11:15 AM

Well, you could use AIM... Send an IM to the phone like so +19166002497 using an AIM client, it'll be forwarded on as an SMS message.

Pete Prodoehl
February 3, 2005 2:23 PM

You might also check out: http://www.aspsms.com/ Their business seems to be sending SMS.

David Kornahrens
February 9, 2005 8:14 PM

Isn't that sort of a long, drawn-out process though? I'm just getting into the entire 'text-messaging' scheme of things, and I find it quite amusing at how tuff they actually make those little devils to send messages. The hardest part is choosing a recipiant, and I believe that choosing more than one is virtually impossible to the everyday cell-phone user. I'm not a cell fiegn, so what makes me want to try that method? Perhaps, the third-party (could be dying away later) method is better, for now?

Haydur
February 14, 2005 4:43 PM

With people switching carriers (I've done that twice with my current number) it would soon be impossible to "judge" a carrier based on prefixes. The send-to-all method seems ok, but wouldn't some carriers get a bit pissed off receiving all that unable-to-route mail, especially the one with less subscribers? May be renting a gateway is not that bad of an idea. Or may be you can find a free gateway somewhere, like those free SMS anywhere websites from Europe.

Jinx
February 22, 2005 3:47 AM

Thank you so much Adam! At PursuitWatch.com, I signed up to be alerted whenever there is a police pursuit being televised. A new requirement is that members must provide their cell phone email address, however, I had no idea what mine was. The example on the site was incorrect, so I tried a variation of others but none of them worked when I tested them. Researching, I found that it's my 10-digit phone no.@mobile.att.net, but the test page wouldn't work @PursuitWatch.com. Thinking I must be wrong, I kept searching, then tried to find a site that would test-page. After an hour of trying to find a site that tests text messaging, all I came up with was how students cheat on tests using text messaging. Finally, I found your website and your brilliant idea to send a text message like a regular email and voila! It worked! I am sooooo grateful for the way you think, cause it saved me mucho hours. I might add that I find this kind of thinking to be very sexy. Ah, the joys of posting anonymously! Thanks!

Alan
February 24, 2005 1:02 PM

Now what if you wanted to send an email to a cell over seas. say... Saudi Arabia? How would you go about doing that? I've been trying for so long to find the cell e-mail address for the Al-Jawal network in KSA. I've tried bouncing but a message comes back that says Forwarding are turned off.

JRebo
February 27, 2005 6:29 PM

Information on reverse lookups for cellular numbers is limited out on the net. I would think that broadcasting e-mail to sms to every carrier, then awaiting a bounce back would cause you to be black listed by their e-mail servers in short time. Let's try to get down to the bottom of how Teleflip.com and SMSeverywhere.com seem to be filtering mobile numbers to find the corresponding carrier. A reverse lookup service that is decent is searchbug.com, unless a number has recently been ported to another carrier, but I'm interested in completing these lookups without the use of a third party.

nic
March 6, 2005 6:52 PM

Um, how about you just use the teleflip address and then wait for the person to reply, listing their carrier in the header. Rocket science.

alangotojail
April 11, 2005 9:22 AM

look what this guy alan says, you guys shouldve done something sooner. It is also a threat to co-laborate with terrorist, and this is basically a blatant admission. You guys should've sent this info, now youll have the FBI knocking on your door. heres what he said: Alan February 24, 2005 1:02 PM Now what if you wanted to send an email to a cell over seas. say... Saudi Arabia? How would you go about doing that? I've been trying for so long to find the cell e-mail address for the Al-Jawal network in KSA. I've tried bouncing but a message comes back that says Forwarding are turned off.

Adam Kalsey
April 11, 2005 9:27 AM

How is trying to send an SMS to a cell provider in Saudi Arabia "collaborating with a terrorist?" Al-Jawal is a mobile phone provider in the middle east, not a terrorist group.

George
April 13, 2005 12:41 PM

Adam, the carpet-bombing carriers with undeliverable messages is indeed, the "stupid trick", as you put it. Basically, your idea doesn't differ too much from how the automated "blanket" mobile spam mailers work; so your app could be at risk. Carriers are really paranoid about spam these days and they blacklist unwanted senders left and right. If it's a commercial service, the reliable commercial pay-per-SMS gateways would be the best option. PS: just spotted this on SMSeverywhere: http://www.smseverywhere.com/contact.htm "One of our users has been sending unwanted number of messages. Cingular, consequently, began using stricter filters on our servers. Therefore, there have been delivery problems with the carrier." Apparently, they used Cingular's "free" mail2sms gateways way too much...

freethinker
April 21, 2005 12:58 PM

There is a wave of stupidity and ingorance that inevitably accompanies any outbreak of patriotism. alangotojail may have always been an idiot, but now people are listening to him, or at least, making him comfortable enough to voice his opinion. Sadly, just when you start thinking that our tolerance for the intolerant has ebbed, an alangotojail crashes the party abd blows out the candles with vague threats involving the FBI. Thanks for the info, it has been very useful.

Darrell
April 27, 2005 7:13 AM

Totally off base I know, but I am looking for someone knowledgeable to set me in the right direction to get the scoop on reverse cell number lookup. Industry insiders, attorneys and phone company friends I know say it can't be done. But there is a gaggle of vendors out there that charge foe the service. any help? Sorry for butting in like this but this, but this place looks like a good place to start. Thanks Darrell

Izzie
May 12, 2005 1:09 PM

Does anyone know how to text U.S Cellular?

maddie
June 17, 2005 9:37 PM

If you need to know your cell's email suffix, send a text to your hotmail addy. It worked for me with Verizon Freeup (vtext.com) and Virgin (vmobl.com) and Cingular\now ATT (cingularme.com) [this was a corporate buy-out, not a ported number] Probably any web based addy would work. If it doesn't show in the FROM field, change your view to full headers.

maddie
June 17, 2005 10:01 PM

RE: reverse cell phone lookup paid service. YES Ive done it and it works. They release the info that was given to the carrier. Keep in mind this may be the name and billing address of mommy, sugar daddy, or one of the pushovers you see on texas justice or judge judy everyday. And if its prepaid, they likely have no personal info. They will still charge you for providing you with the information that no information is available for the number! (Only if they cant find the NUMBER is there no charge.) I've used several different services for cell and unlisted numbers & was satisfied. Sorry don't remember which ones. I checked my oldest bookmark file but they're not in it.

maddie
June 17, 2005 10:28 PM

IZZIE- RE: text US Cellular I assume you DONT mean send a text from a cell phone(all you need is the phone number for that) but you want to use email client to send message. So according to US Cell FAQ-10digitph#@email.uscc.net I've always called a text only what is sent from a cell phone and anything from an email client is email even if its only text without pics or file attatchments. Thats because I thought text messaging was actually the same thing as email only with size restrictions. From what I've seen here though, I was mistaken. So what then? Sending text via email? Sending email as text? What's the vernacular?

Tsee
June 19, 2005 2:47 PM

The shortcut won't work if the recipient later changes cell company. System should send SMS to all cell cos periodically to check for that, at least.

Tsee
June 19, 2005 2:48 PM

Never mind that last post. So long as you look for rebounds you'll be fine.

kumikolove
June 21, 2005 11:02 AM

Is it possible to forward a text message from my cell phone to an email adress?

thebutler
June 29, 2005 9:37 PM

I don't know if there's another way, but if you're hooked into the telephone network at the SS7 level, I think you can do a lookup on the # via the IN and find the carrier. A friend is an expert on the protocols and based on what I remember reading (it's been a while and my recollection is fuzzy) - this should be entirely possible. After all, the carriers need to know where to route your call :) Of course, there *could* be a simpler solution being used.

cindy
July 8, 2005 10:13 AM

could anyone tell me how to open up an attachment that is sent to my cell phone via email like if it is a picture i only get the message saying attacvhmnet but cant see the pic...HELP

hello
July 14, 2005 1:41 PM

how do i send files along with it for backgrounds and ringtones

Henry
August 25, 2005 10:03 AM

RE: Stupid Phone Tricks: Adam, did you ever figure out how to identify what carrier a cell number is associated with? I also am interested emailing to a phone without asking the user to specify his/her carrier. Henry

PhoneBone
September 11, 2005 9:39 PM

To find out what carrier a particular number uses, check out fonefinder.net.

goodguy
October 27, 2005 1:58 PM

U.S Cellular Blocks email to SMS unless it comes from their SMS text website. So, any email to @email.uscc.net will get a Unauthorized SMTP Error.

Nick
December 20, 2005 8:52 AM

Could you please tell me if there is a web page or some other place i can find a list of all the domian names and sytaxes for the mobile providers? Thank You.

Eklavya
December 21, 2005 1:01 PM

Adam, Did you find a solution to your problem? I came across a web service that you could contact to get the service provider. But doesn't look like it works. Here's the WSDL any way: http://netnumber.net/content/developer/wqs.wsdl. Let me know if you find anything. Thanks.

sam
January 5, 2006 11:15 PM

Could you please tell me list of all the domian names and sytaxes for the mobile providers in Saudi Arabia? regards

just wondering
January 14, 2006 7:32 PM

Is there any capability to convert an emailed cell phone picture directly or automatically to a larger display such as Tv screen or 19" computer screen? example might be you receive an emailed Jpeg to your cell phone that is wired to your computer and it will display on screen...??Thanks for your input in advance....

John
January 18, 2006 12:37 PM

I've created a site that takes advantage of this capability by allowing you to create free reminders on your cell phone. Check it out, www.tothecell.com -- no signing up or anything like that... very quick and easy to use!

teddy
January 19, 2006 9:38 AM

just e-mail 5551234567@teleflip.com (replacing 5551234567 with an appropriate telephone number, of course).

SL:JF
January 28, 2006 3:49 PM

I just want to send my files to my phone why must there be no way to do this so far?!

Heyle
February 2, 2006 2:02 PM

I am trying to text a person that uses T-mobile from my e-mail but I don't know what(if they have one) the ending is ive tried: @messaging.t-mobile.com and @messaging.tmobile.com HELP!!

Temporary
February 6, 2006 1:18 PM

T-Mobile's gateway is 'tmomail.net' so try (10digit number)@tmomail.net. For future reference, if you ever want to know this for a certain carrier, go to that carriers website. They WANT people to use this feature. They WANT you to know this stuff. But you still have to look it up yourself.

Digital
February 11, 2006 1:37 PM

I have created the complete script with tons of cell phone service providers; It is Php and Fully Dynamic in nature. You will find it here: http://digitalspiritmedia.com/members/cellmail.nurv

KEVVIDEO
February 16, 2006 5:58 AM

CAN ANY ONE POST ALL OR GIVE ME ALINK TO ALL THE ENDINGS VIRGIN MOBLE V-CAST BOOSTMOBILE CINGULAR AND ANY MORE JUST NEED ENDINGS EXAMPLES @MOBILE.ATT.NET

ricrac
February 26, 2006 4:27 PM

I too would like to see a list of "@endings." The one for Verizon is @vtext.com.

Sadie from Natural Me
February 27, 2006 12:46 PM

Just gonna copy 'n paste from another blog: Teleflip™ started when the founder became increasingly frustrated at his inability to send text messages to friends’ cell phones from his PC. It was of course possible, but you had to know the cell phone provider, the correct domain name and the correct syntax for the email address. There had to be an easier way….Teleflip™ was born. You do not even need to go to the site to use it. Simply email a message to [cellnumber]@teleflip.com and the message is sent immediately (I received a test message in less than one minute). I will use this all the time. It is free and there is no advertising. If I were them I’d start adding advertising. Teleflip Categories: Company & Product Profiles | Bookmark this post with del.icio.us

Digital
March 9, 2006 1:03 PM

ATT - @mmode.com Cingular - mobile.mycingular.com MetroCall - @page.metrocall.com Nextel - @messaging.nextel.com Simple Freedom - @text.simplefreedom.net Sprint - @messaging.sprintpcs.com Tracfone - @text.tracfone.com T-Mobile - @tmomail.net Verizon - @vtext.com Virgin Mobile - @vmobl.com Cricket - @mms.mycricket.com

Chris
March 9, 2006 9:46 PM

Iwas wondering if they're was a free or otherwise free way to do a reverse look up on a cell phone number.....

Art
March 16, 2006 7:00 PM

T-Mobile is @tmomail.net

Tommy
March 17, 2006 3:25 PM

Chris, I've been looking for the same thing, a reverse cell phone lookup script to put on my site...with no luck. However, I do have a subcription to net detective & they offer one....it worked on my cell #, but others it didn't. There's a nice cell # to e-mail address converter here http://unlimitedcriminalchecks.com/smstextmessageing.html it also sends a test message to your phone

najarali
March 30, 2006 2:46 AM

i want the hot key(short cut key) of cell phone thanks

najarali
April 5, 2006 4:26 AM

i need tricks in cellphobe

daflkjs
April 5, 2006 7:29 PM

what's us cellular?

rich
April 9, 2006 1:36 PM

i don't think smseverywhere uses e-mail gateways and they do not seem to have the cingular issues. the phone to e-mail converter is not good because it does not tell if the number was ported to another carrier. with millions of numbers ported, getting the company from prefix is not good enough

uma
April 18, 2006 10:33 PM

no

misha
April 26, 2006 1:38 PM

well i just searched my phone number in the white pages, and it came up as being owned by Blue Licenses Holding, Llc. looking that up, i found that these guys deal with cingular. My current provider however is verizon, after i was at ATT, which then became cingular. i guess the point is, trying all of them might be the way for now, and just dealing with the bounces. m

Jessica
May 3, 2006 9:06 PM

Hey- I found a site that can tell you the origin and carrier of a cel phone. www.fonefinder.net Put in the first 7 of the phone number and you're in business.

Tim Matheson
May 14, 2006 11:54 AM

First thing : The first comment what is U.S. Cellular? U.S. Cellular is number@email.uscc.net I am sure of this I currently work for them as an authorized agent. Second thing : This woul be a great way to promote your products locally. You could simply make a very small file size product image a short description a title a price and a phone number and address as a picture message to every single subscriber within a certain prefix. I could write a php script to do it fairly easily. Does anyone else have any ideas for mobile message marketing?

Tony R Criddle
May 17, 2006 5:03 PM

I was wandering how i could send a message to someone and make it seam like it was coming from someone else. I have a joke i want to play on a buddy but it has to come from another friend and i dont want that friend to know about it.

eze
June 2, 2006 1:09 PM

can i try this in nigeria

darkfuel
June 12, 2006 4:22 PM

Does anyone know the prefixs for Virgin Mobile? Namely in CA.

eddie
June 21, 2006 10:02 AM

T-Mobile: phonenumber@tmomail.net Virgin Mobile: phonenumber@vmobl.com Cingular: phonenumber@cingularme.com Sprint: phonenumber@messaging.sprintpcs.com Verizon: phonenumber@vtext.com Nextel: phonenumber@messaging.nextel.com where phonenumber = your 10 digit phone number

Darkfuel
June 21, 2006 11:39 AM

thanks. But......I only know the area code and the last four numbers. How do you suggest that I find the prefix; so that I will have the whole ten digit phone nukber?

AMI
June 26, 2006 2:58 PM

HOW DO I BLOCK MY NUMBER SO THAT PERSON CANT CALL ME ANYMORE??? AND HOW DO I SEE WHO CALLED ON PRIVATE IZ THERE ANYWAY??

Marco
June 28, 2006 3:41 PM

What about Alltel?

grey580
July 6, 2006 12:42 PM

Even though Cingular and AT&T merged the emails of the phones are still different. you must use the old at&t email still. AT&T: phonenumber@mmode.com

Rob
July 6, 2006 3:42 PM

smseverywhere supports ported numbers also

Brittany
July 13, 2006 11:56 AM

i dont kno how 2 send a pic 2 someones phone

rick
July 26, 2006 8:38 PM

how do send a text message to a cell phone and have the number show up on the phone as the same who receives it. any other words it shows up like they sent it to there self

kelly king
August 9, 2006 6:47 AM

Thanks for your help!! I'm doing the same project with my company (Hospital first responders) so i think i'm gonna do the same thing as you!

anastacia
October 8, 2006 11:39 AM

? I've searched the internet through and through..I need to know it there is a FREE website to do a REVERSE CELL number search. I found the sites that reveal the carriers(useless). Im trying to track down an address w/a cell number. If not a free site, whats a good one in which I have to pay for. Ive heard Netdetective, Private eye, Reverse records, but Im skeptical.

TBS
October 9, 2006 8:40 AM

I need to find the carrier to a cell phone that keeps calling me ! Can any one help me ?

ronald "pluck"
October 14, 2006 6:01 AM

411.info offers free reverse number look-up

abhishek
October 20, 2006 11:01 AM

hi..to all these are some tricks.. for nokia users : 1) use *#06# to get the IMEI no. 2) use *3307# to use the secret battery in ur cell. in the case of low battery and in emergency..

Mike Clayton
October 26, 2006 6:46 PM

how to send a text message to a cell phone and have the number show up on the phone as if it were sent from another phone. This was done to me and I was accused of sending the IM and I did not send the message but, the strange thing was my phone showed the message as being a sent message from my phone.

julia
November 2, 2006 9:41 PM

What do you do after you have put in the *3370# code to hack into your battery storage on your phone??????? What do you press?? Do you call???

Barry White
November 13, 2006 4:41 PM

I received a call from a 334 #. I missed the call but called it back immediately. The recording at the other end stated that the # was disconnect. How is this done?

cait
December 3, 2006 12:42 PM

my friend's girlfriend somehow read every single text message he had sent and recieved all month without touching his phone. how is this possible?

Nick
December 5, 2006 7:06 PM

ok for all of you who cant seem to figure this shit out. here it is for you: T-Mobile: phonenumber@tmomail.net Virgin Mobile: phonenumber@vmobl.com Cingular: phonenumber@cingularme.com Sprint:phonenumber@messaging.sprintpcs.com Verizon: phonenumber@vtext.com Nextel: phonenumber@messaging.nextel.com

David
December 20, 2006 7:25 AM

What about Canadian clients? Telus: phonenumber@msg.telus.com Rogers: ? Bell: ?

John
January 5, 2007 9:37 AM

If you use Outlook and request a return receipt when using @teleflip.com, the return receipt will contain the cell phone number and the carrier as well.

stephanie
February 15, 2007 6:37 PM

So you send an email to phone number@cingularme.com? Or do you type that into the address bar? i want to read text messages from a mobile phone....

zeus
February 16, 2007 4:41 AM

tricks in nokia...???? anyone

Scott
February 23, 2007 8:34 AM

Does anyone know if ATT Cingular allows you to send text messages to their subscribers via the web? Verizon, Sprint and others have websites where you can enter up to 10 cell phone numbers and send a message to all 10 phones, and it's FREE. I would like to be able to do the same to ATT Cingular cell phones but can't find a site where you can do it. Any advice is appreciated.

Aaron Quintana
March 25, 2007 8:27 PM

how do you do that with verizon?

Mike Roberson
March 30, 2007 4:10 PM

Text message email addresses for AT&T Wireless Cingular Nextel Sprint PCS T-Mobile Verizon Wireless Midwest Wireless Bell Mobility Fido Rogers AT&T: [phone #]@mobile.att.net [phone #]@mobile.mycingular.com [phone #]@nextel.com [phone #]@messaging.sprintpcs.com [phone #]@tmomail.net [phone #]@vtext.com [phone #]@clearlydigital.com [phone #]@bellmobility.ca [phone #]@fido.ca [phone #]@pcs.rogers.com

Stanly
April 24, 2007 7:51 PM

Of Course Cingular removed the Free texting, how else could they pay for their CEO to get Swedish Massages on Corporate Jets while flying to get Ben and Jerry's? Yeah, Cingular SUCKS Monkey Nuts

Lisa
May 18, 2007 8:20 PM

I received a picture message from a nextel phone and the sound byte had been deleted. HOw can I get the picture message with the sound still attached? I belong to T-mobile.

425
June 4, 2007 8:23 AM

Once upon a time I had a website link that would tell who a phone number (cell and land) belongs to - the carrier. Can't find it now. Does anyone have that site link?

capullo
June 6, 2007 6:39 AM

What about to read text messages for a centennial cel phone number?

425
June 6, 2007 7:23 AM

Found it... if you need to find out the "carrier" of a phone number this may help (unless someone ported the number out recently) http://www.fonefinder.net/

RedHead
June 8, 2007 9:28 AM

anyone know where I can find out the name of the person who owns a cell phone number (not the carrier - I already found that) the person. Free would be great! Thanks!

hasting
June 13, 2007 7:08 PM

how do i send a email to a cell phone from the computer

jim
July 25, 2007 2:59 AM

Is ther a way say someone gets a text msg from someone is there a way for me to get that text msg sent to my phone also without the 2 people knowing so I can see what the text msg is

jim
July 25, 2007 3:10 AM

Is ther a way say someone gets a text msg from someone is there a way for me to get that text msg sent to my phone also without the 2 people knowing so I can see what the text msg is

joe
August 18, 2007 2:14 PM

someone earlier gave the link to find out the company. But how about a link to find all stuff to type after the number (exmp: @txt.att.net, @messaging.sprintpcs.com, @messaging.nextel.com ) I just know alot of people with different companies. thanks for the time

Tam
August 24, 2007 7:11 AM

Marco June 28, 2006 3:41 PM What about Alltel?

swettie
October 29, 2007 1:58 PM

Is there any one who can tell me if there's a site to look up cell phone numbers that don't coast. I can't fine one.

erica c
October 29, 2007 7:47 PM

so how can you get into someones cell phone and get there text messages?

Alex
November 6, 2007 10:52 AM

I like the cell phone trick. Now what about the reverse: If someone on their cell wants to reply to a text message sent from an email account, do they just hit 'reply' and will it show up in the other person's inbox on their computer? Or is there another nifty trick for doing this? Thanks.

Mark
November 19, 2007 5:53 AM

A friend forwarded me a message (what I thought was a text message) that when opened, activated the speaker phone for everyone to hear. The message catches you off guard. How did they do this? What a great way to send a prank message. Any help would be appreciated!

mand
November 23, 2007 12:46 PM

hi wanna get into my cheating boyfriends phone ...... can anyone help me im in the uk

kelli
December 2, 2007 1:59 PM

I would like to know if there is a way to get someone's text messages without the people knowing so I can see what the text messages are. It's a Tracfone that I want to view the sent and received messages. Someone please help!!! Also is there a way to block text messaging from a Tracfone?

J30
December 15, 2007 8:09 PM

I have a idea for a cell phone and i would like to know how, and who do i contact to submit my idea.

Scott
December 15, 2007 10:16 PM

Correction - AT&T All wireless phones are set up to send and receive email messages by using the following address: yournumber@txt.att.net. You can exchange short emails with any email address worldwide. source - http://www.wireless.att.com/learn/messaging-internet/messaging/faq-text-messaging.jsp Search " Via Email "

shelll
December 18, 2007 10:10 PM

I need to know if there is a way to get into someones text messaging without them knowing

Michael
December 25, 2007 11:49 AM

>_< I spent 15 minutes searching around and testing broken lookup pages before I stumbled on your solution. Thoroughly ingenious!

Kim
January 8, 2008 5:04 PM

I need to forward my text messages to my email? is this possible?

houston
January 17, 2008 12:59 PM

yahoo has also got a new text system in their "new look" mailboxes. all you have to do is hit the "T" button, type your message, and hit send and it will send the number regardless of carrier

Canssy
January 28, 2008 7:22 AM

so how to I get into my boyfried text sent and received without him knowing?

Tamyra
January 29, 2008 8:32 PM

I am trying to get into my boyfriend's text messaging without him knowing. Is that possible?

auratus
February 4, 2008 11:14 PM

what about instant messenger services, such as AIM, that are extended onto cellular devices? is there any way to lookup cell phone numbers if you have a screenname?

READTHISPLEASE
February 6, 2008 9:11 PM

i need to be able to text somebody and make my number private. anyone know how?

Sarge
February 9, 2008 11:56 AM

I want to inundate an ASSHOLE that is sending my daughter disgusting test messages! EVERYONE THAT SEES THIS SEND A TEXT TO: [redacted - Adam] I owe you all for this favor, THANKS and right on! Sarge, out

lex
February 13, 2008 3:38 PM

for the the women, if you "think" you should check your boyfriends text messages, isn't that enough to bounce? if you find something, you're either gonna have a reason to leave; or stay, with what you find, in your head all the time. If you find nothing, you won't be satisfied. You'll constantly be preoccupied by the thoughts of something going on behind your back. Fuckin leave the cellphones out in the open! No worries! If someone has a problem with that, it's for a reason! [i.e., it's not a matter of "principle"]. I'm a man, and I fuckin dump any chick that's cautious about who she lets use her cellphone.

lex
February 13, 2008 3:38 PM

for the the women, if you "think" you should check your boyfriends text messages, isn't that enough to bounce? if you find something, you're either gonna have a reason to leave; or stay, with what you find, in your head all the time. If you find nothing, you won't be satisfied. You'll constantly be preoccupied by the thoughts of something going on behind your back. leave the cellphones out in the open! No worries! If someone has a problem with that, it's for a reason! [i.e., it's not a matter of "principle"]. I'm a man, and I dump any chick that's cautious about who she lets use her cellphone.

anon
March 3, 2008 10:58 AM

Matt
April 7, 2008 6:51 AM

I don't know who posted this "Stupid cell phone tricks" thing, but dude, GENIUS! It's so simple!

Slicker
May 2, 2008 1:23 PM

whats the addy for verizon users?

John
May 5, 2008 11:50 AM

already thought about this, however, if teleflip can do it there's gotta b a way. contact [at] johncaza [dot] com if you have any suggestions!! John

Anna
May 30, 2008 1:26 AM

To text Verizon users, send msg to [10-didgit phone number]@vtext.com. Message length is limited to 160 characters, including the email address. Answer comes from Verizon: https://text1.vzw.com/text/jsp/text_messaging_faq.jsp#howdoisendtxtmsgfromemail

Anna
May 30, 2008 1:26 AM

To text Verizon users, send msg to [10-didgit phone number]@vtext.com. Message length is limited to 160 characters, including the email address. Answer comes from Verizon: https://text1.vzw.com/text/jsp/text_messaging_faq.jsp#howdoisendtxtmsgfromemail

Travis McCrea
June 6, 2008 2:17 AM

If I may suggest: Have a drop down box with the different carriers that you have known email addresses for... then... once they select it... you already have it because $carriermail = $carrierselect or whatever you call them... It would cut your server load down a lot

Becca
August 19, 2008 9:52 PM

Someone has been sending my fiance dirty videos, pictures, etc. and he won't tell me who it is. We are going through t-mobile and I can't figure out how to pull up the text message history. Can you please Help!

Pamela
September 18, 2008 9:23 PM

I always have to block this guy that beat me badly ,,he went to jail,,and got out ,,we knew all the same people and he manages to get my number always ,,he calls private # ,,and he makes me cry ...if I could make him change his number which he never knows what that feels like ,,to pay big money to get rid of someone,,,maybe someone can find a way to make him do this ,,,god bless you if you can ,,I have Chemo treatments am sick and he still knows I am not well and does this ..his number [REDACTED personal info]

Rob Greer
November 10, 2008 9:09 AM

It find it ironic that the comment above from "Guy" in Jan 2005 states that teleflip isn't "going anywhere" but teleflip.com went out of business in 2008. Is there still not solution to this problem? My Google searches are getting me nowhere fast.

Jeff Kitchen
December 30, 2008 9:10 AM

mynumber@mobile.att.net did NOT work. mynumber@txt.att.net did work.

lex
February 20, 2009 1:50 AM

Rob Greer I was try to solve this problem by doing what they call "scrapping a web page" using Python programming language. I thought I could use this URL. http://www.whitepages.com/search/ReversePhone?full_phone=2125551212&localtime=survey But they stopped giving out the carrier info when I tried to scrape it from the page. If anyone can find me a service that has the phone number in URL then I finish writing the code and share with everyone. If anyone can find me a service that has the phone number in URL then I finish writing the code and share with everyone. I really think teleflip migh have just sent the message to all the carriers. I wrote a script to do that already. You can get the source from this location. http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=32287

Hamy
May 25, 2009 4:10 PM

Adam, I used the same thought process for my app, but it turns out that some ported numbers will end up receiving the message multiple times! For instance, sending to myself results in 3 separate messages! Also, wtf is up with all the people talking about relationships in the comments?

Steven
July 25, 2009 10:59 AM

for at&t the addresses are number@mms.att.net (MMS) & number@txt.att.net (Text)

Juanita
October 29, 2009 7:47 PM

Does anyone know how to send free text messages to Saudi Telecom (Aljawal) mobile phone customers?

Shelley
December 8, 2009 1:15 PM

I want to access pic texts that came to me and were lost. My bill shows me the internet address.How Can I look at and save these texts/pics?example 902-000-000@ intersurf.light.net.Can someone tell me how to do this?

Christy
December 21, 2009 11:19 PM

What is the addy for Bluegrass Cellular

Marc
April 11, 2010 7:41 PM

My company, Vocalogic, offers a service to look-up phone numbers and return the carrier and, if it's a wireless phone, the proper email addresses for sending SMS and MMS (picture text) messages. It costs half-a-cent per lookup.

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