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Solved: Emailing a mobile (cell) phone. UK-UK.

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by tjuk, Jun 29, 2013.

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  1. tjuk

    tjuk Thread Starter

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    As the title says, can I do it? I'm in the UK.
    I found an old thread that directs to various sites,
    but the reviews weren't too good IMO.

    I'm guessing the phone pays the standard rate for the amount of text?

    TIA. Tony.
     
  2. bobthehippy

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    It depends on your mobile package. On mobile packages you have 3 things:
    Minutes, Texts and Data allowance

    If using email, then that's part of your data allowance. You don't need to worry about the person receiving the email, that's their lookout - they may be receiving the email on their mobile or they may be receiving the email on their computer.
     
  3. tjuk

    tjuk Thread Starter

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    I probably didn't word my question very well...

    I'm on a PC, and want to send text only to a mobile number, which would be an email, from my end at least.

    Can I do that?

    Thanks again, and sorry if it wasn't clear the first time, English is only my first language! :eek:
     
  4. TerryNet

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    You want to send a text (SMS) message to a cell phone by using email on your PC. Did I understand this correctly?

    And you want to know how to do that and what kind of charge the recipient will incur? If so, ...

    I used to be able to send SMS messages via email but the free service went out of business. Search for "email to text" and you may find something.

    The recipient's charge will depend on his service package. For example, I've been checking into AT&T's mobile service for smart phones and they have essentially two SMS plans--either $20/month for unlimited messages or 20 cents per text message sent or received. For another example, I currently have Tracfone (pre-paid), and the charge for each text message received is 1/3 of a unit (minute).
     
  5. tjuk

    tjuk Thread Starter

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    Yes that's ^^ pretty much it.
    I did the search and I might be in luck. I'll have to find out what provider my mate is on and give it a try.

    Thanks for your help. (y)
     
  6. TerryNet

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    You're welcome. :)
     
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    Essentially that's all it is. :) usually the full phone number @ provider

    for example [email protected]

    It's been 13 years since I had a mobile in the UK so I'm sure it's a little different :) Just make sure the email is short as some phones may not be able to handle up to a certain amount of text.
     
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