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How to Send Pictures from a Computer to a Cellphone

It's a snap to send pics from your PC to a cell if you follow these tips.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Know the carrier Know the cellphone carrier the recipient is using.
  • Step 2: Learn popular extensions Learn the MMS extensions of the popular carriers by searching for them on the companies' websites. The e-mail address of the cell phone is the 10-digit cellphone number followed by the at sign, and then the carrier's MMS extension.
  • Step 3: Open e-mail Open your e-mail program and create a new message. Insert the picture you would like to send along with your message.
  • TIP: Make sure the picture does not exceed 480 by 640 pixels.
  • Step 4: Enter the e-mail Enter the cellphone's e-mail address, which is the 10-digit cellphone number followed by the carrier's MMS extension.
  • Step 5: Know text charges Know that these messages are free for you to send but will come through to the recipient as MMS messages, so text-messaging charges will apply.
  • FACT: A 2009 survey found that 83 percent of adults in the U.S. have cellphones.

You Will Need

  • Recipient's cellphone number and carrier
  • MMS extensions
  • Internet access

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