Its easy to send SMS (Text messages) to cell phones from your PC
For a very long time I didnt have a cell phone, and when I did have one I had very cheap basic plans. I was never one for being easy to get a hold of, I prefer to be scarce. But, I did still send text messages to me friends who were text addicts when I needed to.
Nowadays, I have a brand spanking new Android Phone but using PC or Mobile Web still can have its uses for sending SMS, including changing your send number (you control it, it doesnt have to be your caller id number) and avoiding using minutes or charges for text use.
Between SMS from PC or mobile and Google Voice many basic cell plans can be used unlimited without paying unlimited prices.
Sending a SMS to a cell phone is easy, every provider has an email address associated with the cell number, as long as you know the provider and the number, you can send picture and text mail via email. You actually can also email via text from your mobile!
Alltel [10-digit phone number]@message.alltel.com
AT&T (formerly Cingular) [10-digit phone number]@txt.att.net
[10-digit phone number]@mms.att.net (MMS)
[10-digit phone number]@cingularme.com
Boost Mobile [10-digit phone number]@myboostmobile.com
Nextel (now Sprint Nextel) [10-digit telephone number]@messaging.nextel.com
Sprint PCS (now Sprint Nextel) [10-digit phone number]@messaging.sprintpcs.com
[10-digit phone number]@pm.sprint.com (MMS)
T-Mobile [10-digit phone number]@tmomail.net
US Cellular [10-digit phone number]email.uscc.net (SMS)
[10-digit phone number]@mms.uscc.net (MMS)
Verizon [10-digit phone number]@vtext.com
[10-digit phone number]@vzwpix.com (MMS)
Virgin Mobile USA [10-digit phone number]@vmobl.com
See the article below to see the full list of email gateways. Enjoy!