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How to send an SMS from your PC without knowing carrier

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by B, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. B

    B Guest

    Okay, I finally finally finally, through searching and searching found a
    legit website that will send an sms to any cell phone without knowledge of
    carrier. My friend at Sprint PCS actually told me about it. The cell phone
    can even answer back, and it's completely free unlike most of those sites
    that will do the same thing.

    cellphonenumber@teleflip.com

    It works with all North American carriers. If you have questions just go
    to:
    www.teleflip.com

    I have no affiliation with this website...I'm just so excited to have
    finally found it. Apparently it's been around for quite a while. I'm going
    to post this to all of the carriers news groups.

    -Brian in Kansas City
     



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  2. Richard Ness

    Richard Ness Guest

    Worked right away for Nextel, < a minute.
    Still waiting (>10 min) for 2 Verizon test messages.


    "B" <crtconsulting@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:G0oTd.28612$0h5.5432@twister.rdc-kc.rr.com...
    > Okay, I finally finally finally, through searching and searching found a
    > legit website that will send an sms to any cell phone without knowledge of
    > carrier. My friend at Sprint PCS actually told me about it. The cell
    > phone can even answer back, and it's completely free unlike most of those
    > sites that will do the same thing.
    >
    > cellphonenumber@teleflip.com
    >
    > It works with all North American carriers. If you have questions just go
    > to:
    > www.teleflip.com
    >
    > I have no affiliation with this website...I'm just so excited to have
    > finally found it. Apparently it's been around for quite a while. I'm
    > going to post this to all of the carriers news groups.
    >
    > -Brian in Kansas City
    >
     
  3. cricket

    cricket Guest

    I'd rather use http://www.phonenumber.com/reverse-phone to find the
    carrier - then http://www.aipcom.com/support/email-finder.asp to look up the
    domain (if needed). This prevents teleflip from ever using my address or the
    cell number for spam purposes.




    "B" <crtconsulting@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:G0oTd.28612$0h5.5432@twister.rdc-kc.rr.com...
    > Okay, I finally finally finally, through searching and searching found a
    > legit website that will send an sms to any cell phone without knowledge of
    > carrier. My friend at Sprint PCS actually told me about it. The cell
    > phone can even answer back, and it's completely free unlike most of those
    > sites that will do the same thing.
    >
    > cellphonenumber@teleflip.com
    >
    > It works with all North American carriers. If you have questions just go
    > to:
    > www.teleflip.com
    >
    > I have no affiliation with this website...I'm just so excited to have
    > finally found it. Apparently it's been around for quite a while. I'm
    > going to post this to all of the carriers news groups.
    >
    > -Brian in Kansas City
    >
     
  4. cricket

    cricket Guest

    I tested the site last week and it took over 3 hours to reach my verizon
    phone. Others who tested it reported results similar to your Nextel results-
    basically instantaneous.

    "Richard Ness" <richard.no@gamn.spam.nessnet.com> wrote in message
    news:io2dnRoyC94JhIPfRVn-pA@comcast.com...
    > Worked right away for Nextel, < a minute.
    > Still waiting (>10 min) for 2 Verizon test messages.
     
  5. On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 17:19:34 GMT, B wrote:

    >Okay, I finally finally finally, through searching and searching found a legit website that will send an sms to any cell phone without knowledge of carrier.


    I think you're giving them more credit than they're entitled; I doubt that Verizon (or any other carrier) could care less if a message to you is directed to

    cellphonenumber@vtext.com (or whatever the domain name of the appropriate carrier)
    or cellphonenumber@teleflip.com
    [or, if you have one, username@vtext.com]

    the recipient will pay for the text message. And if you send a message from your phone, I'm certain there's still a message charge even if the recipient is cellphonenumber@teleflip.com.

    For the sender, it is more convenient because he only has to remember only one domain name and doesn't have to worry about any change in the recipient's carrier (unless a change in number also is involved); that's the service being provided by teleflip.com.
     
  6. That doesn't work if the cell phone number has been ported to a carrier
    other than where it originated.
     
  7. Brian Cerve

    Brian Cerve Guest

    I'm not disagreeing with you but while reading their FAQ I found this:
    "Taking advantage of number portability (moving your number to a new
    provider) should not affect receiving text messages through Teleflip. Note
    that it may take up to a week before the change is active in our system"

    God Bless,

    Brian
    <stannc@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1109310254.179938.10580@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
    > That doesn't work if the cell phone number has been ported to a carrier
    > other than where it originated.
    >
     
  8. "Brian Cerve" <marathonfl@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >I'm not disagreeing with you but while reading their FAQ I found this:
    >"Taking advantage of number portability (moving your number to a new
    >provider) should not affect receiving text messages through Teleflip. Note
    >that it may take up to a week before the change is active in our system"


    It still shows my old carrier, and I ported more than a year ago.


    >
    >God Bless,
    >
    >Brian
    ><stannc@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >news:1109310254.179938.10580@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
    >> That doesn't work if the cell phone number has been ported to a carrier
    >> other than where it originated.
    >>

    >



    --
    Jack Hamilton
    Sacramento, California
    --
    <> Qui vit sans folie n'est pas si sage qu'il croit.
    <> Fran├žois VI, duc de La Rochefoucauld
     
  9. cricket

    cricket Guest

    it will always show the old carrier AFAIK, since they are assigned by blocks
    of numbers (entire exchanges).

    Number portability will always be a problem regardless of the system used,
    unless you ask the person who they use or send bounced numbers to every
    carrier - i.e., number@sprint, number@vtext, number@mycingular, etc.




    "Jack Hamilton" <jfh@acm.org> wrote in message
    news:pmit11hoqur0grim8kldu997fjvqdir0uv@4ax.com...
    > "Brian Cerve" <marathonfl@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >>I'm not disagreeing with you but while reading their FAQ I found this:
    >>"Taking advantage of number portability (moving your number to a new
    >>provider) should not affect receiving text messages through Teleflip. Note
    >>that it may take up to a week before the change is active in our system"

    >
    > It still shows my old carrier, and I ported more than a year ago.
    >
    >
    >>
    >>God Bless,
    >>
    >>Brian
    >><stannc@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >>news:1109310254.179938.10580@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
    >>> That doesn't work if the cell phone number has been ported to a carrier
    >>> other than where it originated.
    >>>

    >>

    >
    >
    > --
    > Jack Hamilton
    > Sacramento, California
    > --
    > <> Qui vit sans folie n'est pas si sage qu'il croit.
    > <> Fran├žois VI, duc de La Rochefoucauld
     
  10. cricket

    cricket Guest

    http://www.phonenumber.com/reverse-phone for one.

    "Joseph" <JoeOfSeattle@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:cofu11d986olapf1nngcmceba6n7r28ecd@4ax.com...
    > On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 22:51:42 -0800, Jack Hamilton <jfh@acm.org> wrote:
    >
    >>>I'm not disagreeing with you but while reading their FAQ I found this:
    >>>"Taking advantage of number portability (moving your number to a new
    >>>provider) should not affect receiving text messages through Teleflip.
    >>>Note
    >>>that it may take up to a week before the change is active in our system"

    >>
    >>It still shows my old carrier, and I ported more than a year ago.

    >
    > What shows where?
    >
    > - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    >
     
  11. On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 17:19:34 GMT, "B" <crtconsulting@sbcglobal.net>
    wrote:

    >Okay, I finally finally finally, through searching and searching found a
    >legit website that will send an sms to any cell phone without knowledge of
    >carrier. My friend at Sprint PCS actually told me about it. The cell phone
    >can even answer back, and it's completely free unlike most of those sites
    >that will do the same thing.
    >
    >cellphonenumber@teleflip.com
    >
    >It works with all North American carriers. If you have questions just go
    >to:
    >www.teleflip.com
    >
    >I have no affiliation with this website...I'm just so excited to have
    >finally found it. Apparently it's been around for quite a while. I'm going
    >to post this to all of the carriers news groups.


    IMO, if one of my friends gave my cell number out on some website,
    they wouldn't be my friend anymore.
     
  12. It did not work to an AT&T phone.



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    "B" <crtconsulting@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:G0oTd.28612$0h5.5432@twister.rdc-kc.rr.com...
    > Okay, I finally finally finally, through searching and searching found a
    > legit website that will send an sms to any cell phone without knowledge of
    > carrier. My friend at Sprint PCS actually told me about it. The cell
    > phone can even answer back, and it's completely free unlike most of those
    > sites that will do the same thing.
    >
    > cellphonenumber@teleflip.com
    >
    > It works with all North American carriers. If you have questions just go
    > to:
    > www.teleflip.com
    >
    > I have no affiliation with this website...I'm just so excited to have
    > finally found it. Apparently it's been around for quite a while. I'm
    > going to post this to all of the carriers news groups.
    >
    > -Brian in Kansas City
    >
     

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