Introduction: Email on Non-internet Phone

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 10digphone#@cingularme.com where 10digphone# is replaced with your phone number.

Others include
T-Mobile: phonenumber@tmomail.net
Virgin Mobile: phonenumber@vmobl.com
Cingular: phonenumber@cingularme.com
Sprint: phonenumber@messaging.sprintpcs.com
Verizon: phonenumber@vtext.com
Nextel: phonenumber@messaging.nextel.com
Net 10: phonenumber@cingularme.com

where phonenumber = your 10 digit phone number

If yours is not listed a quick google should do it.

Step 2: Set Up Your Email

I'm sure there is a way to do this with other email services, but only my Gmail is important enough for me to go to my phone.

Log into your email and go to settings (top right corner for gmail)
Go to pop and forwarding
Enter your email account
Save changes

Step 3: Test It Out

Log out and back in to your mail
Send yourself an email to make sure it worked. (to your gmail)
Your phone will ring/vibrate/selfdestruct/killyou
If you are cheap like me, you go to your computer, check your email and delete the message on your phone. This way you don't get charged anything, but you know when you get an email.

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Thanks and good luck sticking it to the man!

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Void+Schism made it!(author)2010-03-12

www.notepage.net/smtp.htm seems like a good listing

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Kimasutra made it!(author)2010-02-11

you can also have your phone alert you via picture messages(if you can get them).
And an easy way to find out your cell's "email-address" is to send a text/pic text to your email!
Picture texts are generally longer(1,000 characters), as well as e-mails(which are infinite)! =]

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imkwl12345 made it!(author)2009-07-13

Telstra? Australia?

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Lance+Mt. made it!(author)2009-10-11

Optus?  Australia?

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shane91025 made it!(author)2009-09-15

tracfone #@txt.att.net

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justindude made it!(author)2009-08-23

for that net10 email address, is it tested , working ? I just signed up for a net10 phone, but was told not support email to sms.

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jovenhatsjr made it!(author)2009-06-03

this doesn't work for me

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jerryhs24 made it!(author)2009-04-20

do have to add the ( - ) you no like 123-456-7890 or does have to be 1234567890

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lotusduck made it!(author)2008-11-10

Since cingular is no more, the correct addresss would be your-number @txt.att.net

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-11-10

The odd thing is that it still works with the cingular adress

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spadgeletov made it!(author)2008-11-10

Er, Can you tell me whether this can work in china?

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bruno13069 made it!(author)2008-11-04

I have a Tracfone with a V-text email address. I use it to send myself reminders when I'm at work.

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Broom made it!(author)2008-05-15

Thanks, LinuxH4x0r! My Verizon XV7600 received texts from these sources: phonenumber@vtext.com 10digitnumber@teleflip.com ("works for everything") These did not work for my Verizon: (phonenumber)@vzwpix.com ("verizon actually works better if its..." - nope) CountryCodeAreaCodeExchangeNumber@vzwtxt.com 10dig#@uscc.textmsg.com ("works for everything" - nope) FYI. ************** Now, does anyone know a free/low-cost way to send email via phone calls? Attachments, anyone? Don't want to pay Verizon the damned $70/month for a privilege I use once a month!

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-05-15
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Broom made it!(author)2008-06-02

Thanks! It works!

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jangchuplingshar made it!(author)2008-05-23

Can somebody do a favour to let me knw for VODAFONE INDIA!! I am searching in google but failed.. thank u inadvance!

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plyalex1994 made it!(author)2008-05-19

Does Anyone Know what telstra is. its Australian

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kiwi_soccer_maniac made it!(author)2008-04-29

Hey, nice instructable
I live in New Zealand and my mobile provider is telecom, Any ideas on my dedicated email address (if there is one). I've looked on http://www.notepage.net/smtp.htm and can't see it there. Thanks

KSM

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-04-29

I'll look. How many digits is your phone number? 10, 11, or 12? I know that some telecom providers don't have this service, but try anyways

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kiwi_soccer_maniac made it!(author)2008-04-29

It has 021 or 027 depending on your provider then 7 unique digits so 10 then. Thanks KSM

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wokwithme made it!(author)2008-04-03

I believe Net10 and Tracfone could receive messages for free but not all Cellular carriers are so. I think Verizon does charge and Att doesn't. Just check you service agreement.

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-04-03

Good point! It all depends on your service.

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onlyonebowman made it!(author)2008-03-06

what about uscellular

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-03-06

10digitnumber@teleflip.com works for everything or 10dig#@uscc.textmsg.com

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schimmi made it!(author)2008-02-23

verizon actually works better if its (phonenumber)@vzwpix.com

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-02-23

thanks!

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damurdock made it!(author)2007-09-28

For Verizon CountryCodeAreaCodeExchangeNumber@vzwtxt.com

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2007-09-29

verizon also has 10giditnumber@vtext.com if that doesn't work. Good Luck

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schimmi made it!(author)2008-02-23

verizon actually works better if its (phonenumber)@vzwpix.com

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J50Nunlimited made it!(author)2008-01-31

Very nice! I flipped through the web to see if my friend's TW mobile would work, but I couldn't find anything. Please help. Here's a link that I think might be useful (it's the company's site) http://www.taiwanmobile.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1112767987489&pagename=English%2FPage%2FengDescriptionPageT&rendermode=preview
Thanks

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-02-01

Sorry, I don't know. Do you know for Iran?

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J50Nunlimited made it!(author)2008-02-04

Nope, sorry. If people know how to get the ones for Verizon/Sprint/ etc...(if we know how to get them), then we might as well know how to get the ones we want.

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2007-09-28

Does anybody know if irtci in iran (mokhaberat) has one. Also does anybody know the message center for outgoing emails from your phone. (or fax) Thanks

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electronicfreak22 made it!(author)2007-09-28

This is pretty cool but I don't know the email address for telus phones (canada). Does anyone know it or know what to search for on google? Thanx

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2007-09-28

You will be charged 10 cents if you open it, even though you get free cell to cell incoming. Just look at who it's from and delete it without opening.

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2007-09-28

Try this phonenumber@msg.telus.com Good Luck

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2007-09-28

http://www.notepage.net/smtp.htm this site has most of them

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Kevvixx made it!(author)2007-09-28

that worked great i actually have an internet enabled phone but i don't pay for the internet, thus i can't use it, and this showed up on my text messages. thanks alot!

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LasVegas made it!(author)2007-09-28

Sprint charges nothing extra for email/voicemail. You can even go to the Sprint website and setup a better account name than your cell number. BTW: If you receive an alert that you've received mail, it's already been downloaded to your phone's memory (on most phones) and if you're going to be charged, it's already happened. Text messaging is another thing. Don't ever give your cell number to anyone that might join a local band! :)

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skids927 made it!(author)2007-09-28

Prepaid doesn't for this reason.

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icehanger made it!(author)2007-09-28

How do you think they will not charge it for not opening the mail. I think sprint charges for each voice or mail received. Did you checked your bill after the Gigg. --ice

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