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 has been a professional writer since 2009. He has written for online publications and the "Journal of Asian Martial Arts." Taylor specializes in martial arts, traveling, sciences and computer repair. He received a Master of Science in wildlife biology from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences from the College of Charleston.

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