By: EZ Texting
3 Ways to Text From Laptop
Texting is one of the easiest and most utilized forms of communication to date. However, what happens if you’re in a situation where you can’t use your phone? This could be caused by a dead battery, bad connection, it was lost or broken, you are in a meeting…the list goes on.
In any of the above cases, you still have the ability to send texts online. As long as you have the recipient’s phone number, name of service provider, and an Internet connection, you’re all set. The best part – there are no associated fees, only standard messaging rates will apply for recipients.
Here are 3 Ways to Send Texts from your Laptop:
1. Email to Text
If you know the recipient’s phone service provider, enter their cell number in the field where you would ordinarily input an email address. Combine their 10-digit number with one of the following domains to utilize email to text capabilities:
|U.S. Carrier||SMS Gateway||MMS Gateway|
To put things into perspective, if you wanted to text the phone number (123) 456-7890 and their service provider was Verizon, you would enter firstname.lastname@example.org in the email recipient box. If the user replies, the response will be delivered back to your email inbox.
2. Text Through Wireless Carrier
All major wireless carriers including Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, allow you to send texts from your laptop to a recipient’s cell phone, provided you have an account with them.
For example, if you have Verizon, simply sign in to your My Verizon Account and follow their step-by-step instructions. Check with your provider to see if they offer this feature and be sure to note if you are restricted to their network.
3. Text Marketing Services
Text marketing services such as EZ Texting, provide a simple interface (among many other features) that allows you to quickly upload contacts and send thousands of SMS messages at a time. These services allow you to not only text from laptops to cell phones, but also:
- Send campaigns within minutes
- Easily manage contacts and sort into groups
- Leverage enhanced features like Text-2-join, signup widgets, polling and more
- Increase exposure (10x open rate of email marketing!)