Tired of tapping out text on tiny digits with your thumbs? Try sending an SMS text to your friend's cell from the comfort of your computer's full-sized keyboard instead.
Step 1: Establish carrier Establish the cell phone carrier the recipient is using, such as Verizon or AT&T.
TIP: Use a reverse cell phone lookup service online if you don't know the carrier.
Step 2: Determine extension Determine the extension of the cell phone carrier. The e-mail address of the cell phone will be the 10-digit cell phone number followed by the carrier's extension.
TIP: The e-mail address of a cell phone with Verizon is the cell phone number followed by "at vee text dot com."
Step 3: Learn popular carriers Learn the extensions of the other popular carriers to find the e-mail address you need.
Step 4: Know that messages will come through as SMS texts Know that these messages will come through as SMS texts, so you can't send photos or videos, and text-messaging charges may apply depending on the plan.
FACT: A study released in early 2010 that compared the number of car crashes before and after a ban on phone use while driving found virtually no difference in the numbers.