How to Text to T-Mobile From a Computer

by C. Taylor
Emails sent to a T-Mobile phone number are received as text messages.

Emails sent to a T-Mobile phone number are received as text messages.

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T-Mobile offers two methods of sending SMS text messages from your computer to a T-Mobile subscriber. If you are currently a T-Mobile customer and have a My T-Mobile account, you can access the online messaging tool to send messages to other T-Mobile customers. However, T-Mobile also converts specially-formatted emails sent to a T-Mobile cellular number into an SMS text message and delivers it directly to the customer's phone.

Online Text Service

Step 1

Log in to your My T-Mobile Account.

Step 2

Point to the "MobileLife" menu option and click "E-Mail and Text Tools."

Step 3

Click "Send a Text Message."

Step 4

Enter your phone number in the "From" field and the recipient's phone number in the "To" field.

Step 5

Enter up to 129 characters in the "Message" field and click "Send."

Email

Step 1

Open your email program or log in to your online email account.

Step 2

Compose a new email.

Step 3

Enter the recipient's T-Mobile phone number -- without punctuation -- followed by "@tmomail.net" in the "To" field. As an example, to send a message to 555-555-5555, enter:
5555555555@tmomail.net

Step 4

Compose an email up to 160 characters in length and click "Send."

About the Author

C. Taylor embarked on a professional writing career in 2009 and frequently writes about technology, science, business, finance, martial arts and the great outdoors. He writes for both online and offline publications, including the Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Samsung, Radio Shack, Motley Fool, Chron, Synonym and more. He received a Master of Science degree in wildlife biology from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences at College of Charleston. He also holds minors in statistics, physics and visual arts.

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