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How can I send or receive free text messages from my email?

In most cases you can send or receive free text messages from your email like you would any other email. It is free for you at least, although the receiver may pay to receive it depending on their text message plan.

To send a text message to a friend using your regular email account, you address it with the 10 digit phone number @ the email Web site URL of your friend's cell phone carrier. Note that's not the same as their main URL, it's a special one for text messaging. For example, AT&T is number@txt.att.net, Verizon is number@vtext.com and T-Mobile is number@tmomail.net.


The High Security Risk Attached to Obama’s Belt

President-elect Barack Obama, who will take the oath of office next week, has repeatedly acknowledged a strong attachment to his Verizon BlackBerry 8830 World Edition smartphone, a k a the BarackBerry. But in an interview last week, Mr. Obama lamented that the Secret Service and his lawyers appeared to be winning the battle to deny him this electronic link to friends, family and news of the larger world.


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