Email as SMS?

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  1. nyjets0508

    nyjets0508 New Member

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    Email as SMS?

    Any way to receive and send email and make is count as IN texts with Verizon? haha, probably a huge stretch but I guess it's worth a try..
  2. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    dont count on it
  3. nyjets0508

    nyjets0508 New Member

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    haha thats what i figured
  4. dcarroll23

    dcarroll23 New Member

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    in a way...

    if you have gmail you can have text message notification of email sent to your phone as text message. set up a filter to do this. but you only see the first 160 characters or so. probably not exactly what you want, but it is useful.;

  5. nyjets0508

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    this isn't what i was looking for exactly but very useful indeed, I cant figure out how to set this up in gmail though. when you create a filter you have to fill in one of the options (last name, first name etc) how do i make it forward all messages to my phone? and wheres the option for SMS notification?
  6. dafoxs

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    in the web gmail, click the forwarding tab
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    forwarding tab is just forwarding to another email address or to outlook, theres nowhere for cell phones
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    use your
    your#@messaging.sprintpcs.com
    or whatever you carrier you use.
  9. nyjets0508

    nyjets0508 New Member

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    verizon.. what would i use
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    @vzwpix.com
  11. dafoxs

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    thats picture
    @vtext.com is text
  12. nyjets0508

    nyjets0508 New Member

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    thank you!
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    its not vzwtext?
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    asking or telling me? there is a post here with all them on it. it says vtext. try both it is what ever works.
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    you were right =), thanks a lot guys. i appreciate it
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    i dont understand why you want to do this though. if you dont have a data plan, after you get the text, how are you going to get the email? In most cases the text will be taken up with all the header crap of an email. you might get a sentence out of it.
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    i believe the format is ##########@vtext.com for verizon.

    you can set up a filter (in gmail settings) that forwards all (or any depending on criteria you specify) mail as text message to your phone

    i think if you just use a wildcard in from field (*) it selects all messages from anyone.



  20. dafoxs

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    And be real carefull, if not set up right and you forward like that and it gets removed from server, you aint gettin your email.

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