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How to send text to a cellphone from a website?

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Is it possible to send a text message to a cellphone from a website as long as we know the cellphone number and the provider? Or are there specific formatting requirements for sending to various providers such as verizon, att, etc?

For example, given that the number in question is 123-456-7890, and the provider is verizon, can we just send out an email with the TO address of 1234567890@verizon.net? Or is there more to it than that?

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by:albuitra
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Depends
In many cases you hace to ask to your mobil operator
Maybe it has a web service for this, or maybe it doesn't permit
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That is literally all you need if you know the number. Below is the formatting for various carriers...

T-Mobile
Format: 10-digit cell phone number @ tmomail.net
Example: 3335551111@tmomail.net

Verizon Wireless
Format: 10-digit cell phone number @ vtext.com
Example: 3335551111@vtext.com

Rogers Wireless
Format: 10-digit cell phone number @ pcs.rogers.com
Example: 3335551111@pcs.rogers.com

Sprint PCS
Format: 10-digit cell phone number @ messaging.sprintpcs.com
Example: 3335551111@messaging.sprintpcs.com

AT&T
Format: 10-digit cell phone number @ mobile.att.net
Example: 3335551111@mobile.att.net

Bell Atlantic
Format: 10-digit cell phone number @ message.bam.com
Example: 3335551111@message.bam.com

Bell Mobility (Canada)
Format: 10-digit cell phone number @ txt.bell.ca
Example: 3335551111@txt.bell.ca

Cellular One
Format: 10-digit cell phone number @ mobile.celloneusa.com
Example: 3335551111@mobile.celloneusa.com

Comcast
Format: 10-digit cell phone number @ comcastpcs.textmsg.com
Example: 3335551111@comcastpcs.textmsg.com

Fido
Format: 10-digit cell phone number @ fido.ca
Example: 3335551111@fido.ca

Telus
Format: 10-digit cell phone number @ msg.telus.com
Example: 3335551111@msg.telus.com
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Thanks BlueSquares!
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