Free SMS text messages from your iPhone and iPhone 3G!

iPhone SMS text messagesFor those of you currently enjoying the free 200 SMS text messages that come bundled with your EDGE-only iPhone data plan, you’re not going to like AT&T’s decision to cut the bundled text messages with the upcoming iPhone 3G rate plans. But, that doesn’t mean you have to sit back and take it.

Here’s an interesting way to use your mobile email application to send and receive free SMS text messages without AT&T’s help:

  • Create a new email
  • The “To:” field should be filled out with your SMS text message target’s phone number followed by “” Something like this –
  • Tap out your text message and send it out.
  • The message will be sent to the phone number that you entered preceding “”
  • Any text message replies will be sent to your email address.

That’s it, it’s really that simple. Using the iPhone’s incredibly integrated email client (that basically does away with any need for MMS – assuming your friends and family are wise to the mobile email) is definitely a novel way to send and receive SMS text messages, and we like it.

Alternatively, you can use the TxtDrop web-app to send free SMS text messages. Simply point your iPhone Safari browser to and go about your merry text messaging way!

[Via: MacsimumNews]

  • njdk

    is it me
    or is anybody else tired of seeing
    all this iPhone crap?
    its so annoying

  • JonnyBruha

    You’re absolutely right. The email client is the replacement for MMS, leaving a glaring hole in the space where a real email client should be.

    And no, njdk, you’re not the only one.

  • Snidely

    This email-to-SMS feature is available for almost all operators today – you just have to know the email address. For Nextel it is The same character limitations apply and replies are sent to your “reply to” email address (which you can set as your SMS address too).

  • paresh

    i agree with u .

  • Jake

    Seems that went out of business some time ago,

  • jen

    I tried this out with another phone as well as my iphoe, and How come when I am receiving sms back through my email as a reply they are all always blank, why is this happening and was like that with other apps as well, is there a setting that needs to be set or something.?

  • juan

    any way to foward text or open pic fowarded in text on iphone3g

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