How To E-mail A Text Message… Plus Popular Shortcuts, Abbreviations, Internet Slang & ‘Leet’ Tips


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Did you know that you can E-MAIL a Text Message to someone’s cell phone?

I did not know that. (…she says in her best Johnny Carson voice)

Jim and I tried it today, and it worked!

 

There’s More Than One Way To Send A Text Message

Yes, you could sit there with your tiny cell phone in hand and click through all of the individual number keys that represent the letters… until you’ve compiled a brief Text Message to send to someone else’s cell phone — all in a matter of… MINUTES.

 But, if you’re near a computer, why not just zip out a short & sweet e-mail message to your pal in a matter of SECONDS instead?

Personally, Text Messaging has always been a pain — in my opinion. Now, I’m only going to use “the old fashioned method” if I’m away from the computer, and I have to get a message to someone right away.

Test it out yourself! All you need to do is send an e-mail to your cell phone at the address indicated below…

 

Here’s What You Need To Know:

Or, you could just use Teleflip to send text messages to friends’ cell phones from your computer!

UPDATE: Teleflip discontinued this service. A similar one is Txt2Day, but I haven’t tried it myself. Please post in the comments below if it works well or not.

 

Leave it to Yahoo!…

Yahoo Mobile takes it a step farther, making it possible for you to send a Text Message to ANYone with ANY cell phone service (works great for those cases when you don’t know what service someone subscribes to).

Simply, go to https://mobile.yahoo.com/sms/sendsms and type in your friend’s phone number and your brief message. UPDATE: This no longer works.

When all else fails, here’s another great resource to help you email a text message to people who use other cellphone providers.

 

Shortcuts To Keep Your Text Messages Brief

  • Emoticons (…do YOU know how to display “This rocks!” in 3 symbols or less?!
  • Computer Slang (…written for parents to help them understand what their kids are saying, but it works in text messaging too.)
  • Urban Dictionary (…to help you make sense of what “those kids” are talking about!)
  • Acronyms & What They Mean (…see what roflol and imho and other acronyms mean in computer speak.)
  • Teen Chat Decoder (…see what today’s youth are REALLY saying.)
  • Netlingo (…largest list of acronyms and text message shorthand.)
  • Text Message Shorthand (…similar to abbreviations, this shorthand dictionary will keep you in the loop with popular jargon.)
  • Internet Slang Dictionary & Translator (…understand the “leet” language used by kids online.)
    So, there you have it. Now you can talk more without saying a word!

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