Ever seen those cool phones with the internet? Yeah I thought so. Ever wish you had one? Now you can I have a Nokia 1600 (very basic phone http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_1600) with net 10 prepaid, yet I still can acess my emails, or even get free ($0.00 + 0%tax) instant alerts when I get an email.
Step 1: Determine Email address
Most phone companies have a dedicated email address for each phone that automatically forwards to your text messages (sms). All you need to do is determine that email.
For example mine is firstname.lastname@example.org where 10digphone# is replaced with your phone number.
Others include T-Mobile: email@example.com Virgin Mobile: firstname.lastname@example.org Cingular: email@example.com Sprint: firstname.lastname@example.org Verizon: email@example.com Nextel: firstname.lastname@example.org Net 10: email@example.com
where phonenumber = your 10 digit phone number
If yours is not listed a quick google should do it.