Introduction: Texting to the Internet
No digital camera? No problem. Everyone either has one or access to one these days. This is a trick I learned out of pure need and my desire to post on instructables. Even this crappy 1.3 mega pixel camera with text messaging can get the job done. *NOTE* I started to take a photo of this crappy phone, then I realized I don't need a camera for this instructable..... I used all stock photos :)
Step 1: Cell Phone
All you need is a standard phone plan that will allow picture messaging. I have done this with Sprint, Verison, and I currently do it on Cricket.
Step 2: Open a Flickr Account
I LOVE Flickr! Anyone can have a free account with up to 200 photos before you have to go pro. So, open an account. Then go to "Your Account" page, click on the "Emails & Notifications" tab, and scroll down to "Your Flickr upload email". It will look something like this: firstname.lastname@example.org Now, write that down.
Step 3: Add a New Contact
You will notice when you go to add a new contact there is a spot for an email address. Add Flickr as a new contact with your new account upload email address and save it.
Step 4: Send a Picture Message
Now take your photo and send it to your Flickr contact. Now you can edit that photo to Piknic and upload directly from instructables. You almost don't need a camera, just a phone.
Step 5: +email.......
Now that you mastered that, add your email address to your contacts and send yourself a text. Go to your in box and you will see an email with an address similar to this: email@example.com. Now you have an email address for your phone! It is limited and you cannot get attachments. BUT, if you need to send a message or receive short messages, THIS WORKS! good luck