Using an email contact form to send a text message

April 19, 2015

I was recently working with a client that owned a restaurant and they were looking for an easy way to take orders online but didn't want to have to check their email all the time. I needed to figure out a simple way to use a contact form to send a text message to a mobile phone. After doing some research, I came across a list of mobile phone carries email addresses that will text a phone on their network. I know this is nothing new to most but I figured if I compiled a list of email addresses for each carrier it would be helpful to other web developers.

 

I set my client up with a contact form using Contact Form 7 and added two email addresses to send to. I used their everyday email so they would have them all achieved and then I added their cell phone number at their carrier. Since they have their phone on them at all times, they were able to get all the online orders directly to their cell phone without having to check their email.

Just type your mobile phone number, area code and 7 digit phone number, and add the carriers domain name to email your phone.

e.g. 1234567890@txt.att.net

 

Mobile phone carrier email address list

Alaska Communications Systems
123456789@msg.acsalaska.com

 

Alltel Wireless
123456789@message.alltel.com

 

AT&T Wireless
123456789@txt.att.net

 

Boost Mobile
123456789@myboostmobile.com

 

Cellular South
123456789@csouth1.com

 

CellularOne
123456789@mobile.celloneusa.com

 

Centennial Wireless
123456789@cwemail.com

 

Copper Valley Wireless
123456789@cvwsms.com

 

GCI Alaska
123456789@mms.gci.net

 

MetroCall
123456789@page.metrocall.net

 

Metro PCS
123456789@mymetropcs.sms.us

 

Midwest Wireless
123456789@clearlydigital.com

 

MTA Wireless - Alaska
123456789@sms.mtawireless.com

 

Nextel
123456789@messaging.nextel.com

 

Qwest
123456789@qwestmp.com

 

Silverstar
123456789@sms.silverstar.com

 

South Central Communications
123456789@mss.rinawireless.com

 

Sprint
123456789@messaging.sprintpcs.com

 

T-Mobile
123456789@tmomail.net

 

Unicel
123456789@utext.com

 

Union Wireless
123456789@unionwireless.com

 

U.S. Cellular
123456789@email.uscc.net

 

Verizon
123456789@vtext.com

 

Virgin Mobile
123456789@vmobl.com

 

What does a text message look like from a web contact form?

Here is a screenshot of the text message I received from my contact form.
contact form to text message

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