Sending Emaill Without a Smartphone




A follow up to my instructable Email on a non-internet phone
I have a prpaid Net-10 Nokia 1600, which is a very basic phone that can text and call people, and not much else. I could use it to recieve emails sent to my gmail account, but I couuldn't reply, but with a bit of googling and some inspiration from Popular Science I discovered this.

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Step 1: Send the Message

On your phone, create a new message.
It should look someting like: (space) type your message here.

Except that the email address and message will be different and you don't spell out space.

and send it to 33715 (teleflip)

It should show up in your email within a few seconds.

Step 2: Limitations and Final Thoughts

Thats it.
The service is free, but you may be charged for text messaging (sms)
It only works in the US.
It may be considered spam (yahoo moves it to bulk)

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    this is a great and nifty idea. Too bad im in Australia and not in the US. Is there any Australian equivalent that you know of??

    3 replies

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Some phones, under their 'SMS', or texting menu, if you select 'New Address', or your phone's equivalent, set the recipient as e-mail, and send a normal text like that. Differences in usage: Text to phone: ~160 characters Text to email: ~135 characters. I first discovered this on my Nokia about a year ago.


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! I have this feature on my nokia, but it is not set up right, so it doesn't work