Get your text messaging e-mail address

You may not know it, but text messages can be sent to a cell phone or PDA by e-mail. To do this, you first need to figure out the e-mail address for that phone or PDA. This is a necessary step if you want to receive Snow Emergency text message alerts.

The first part of the e-mail address is the phone number, with area code. The second part is based on the company providing the cell phone service.

AT&T

@mobile.att.net

Boost Mobile

@myboostmobile.com

Cingular

@mobile.mycingular.com

Nextel

@messaging.nextel.com

Qwest

@qwestmp.com

Sprint

@messaging.sprintpcs.com

T-Mobile

@tmomail.net

Tracfone

@cingularme.com

Verizon

@vtext.com

Virgin Mobile

@vmobl.com

Example: The phone number (555) 234-5678 on an AT&T cell phone would be 5552345678@mobile.att.net.

Some cell phone plans include free text messaging, while others charge fees. Check with your cell phone provider to see what plan you have.

Last updated Sep 27, 2011