Text messaging lets you to provide a quick snippet of information, ask a question or let someone know you're running late without intruding up on a meeting, movie or errand. However, if your cell phone isn't handy, you can send a text without using your phone. Using your email account, send a text message to avoid having a friend wait for you, or use it to send a quick answer without interruption.
1: Send a text message using the proper format or using a generic format. Use the format specific to the recipient's cell phone provider, if you know it.
2: Send an email via SMS (Short Message Service) specifying the provider. For example, Verizon customers can receive texts sent to @vtext.com; AT&T customers can receive texts sent to @txt.att.net and Sprint customers can receive texts sent to @message.sprintpcs.com.
If you don't know the provider, send the email to @teleflip.com.
3: Compose the email with the phone number and provider or generic service and hit "Send" for the text to be sent from your computer.