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Old Aug 1st 2006, 4:27 pm
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Does anyone know if I can text message my mum from my PC to her UK mobile phone?

My mum is currently on holiday in Spain but her mobile works over there and I need to text her from my PC.
Her phone is on the Orange network, I don't have a cellphone here in the USA so none of the websites I've tried will let me sign up without me also having a valid cell phone number.
I can of course call her when I get in from work tonight but by then it will be a bit late and I can't call her here from work.

Does anyone know of a way I can do this? I only need to send her one text message but its really important I contact her asap!
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Old Aug 1st 2006, 4:29 pm
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Probably, via email, but each network has there ownn way of doing it, so check orange, but it's usually something along the lines of the whole phone number @ orange.com or somin' like that....

that would be the easiest way...
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http://www.cellular.co.za/email_to_sms_gateways.htm

good site for email gateways...

http://www.orange.ch/pricesservices/...ices/smsMailer

http://www.notepage.net/smtp.htm

those would be ways from google... so yeah, [email protected] would be the way
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My daughter can email me (pictures) from her Orange mobile phone to my pc. I haven't tried it in reverse..... However, I've just tried and am waiting to see if she receives it. Will let you know.

Ok, just talked to her- she didn't receive it.

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Old Aug 1st 2006, 4:35 pm
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Bob you're a f--king legend.
Skype does it too but you can't get incomming afaik
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Originally Posted by Andy_LongIsland
Skype does it too but you can't get incomming afaik
okay, understood first part of sentence but you lost me at incomming
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okay, understood first part of sentence but you lost me at incomming
Hehe sorry. You can send but I dont think they can send back to you. Either that or my friends don't like me.. probably that
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Originally Posted by Sarah
Does anyone know if I can text message my mum from my PC to her UK mobile phone?

My mum is currently on holiday in Spain but her mobile works over there and I need to text her from my PC.
Her phone is on the Orange network, I don't have a cellphone here in the USA so none of the websites I've tried will let me sign up without me also having a valid cell phone number.
I can of course call her when I get in from work tonight but by then it will be a bit late and I can't call her here from work.

Does anyone know of a way I can do this? I only need to send her one text message but its really important I contact her asap!
Check out whichever site is her provider, as they may have a section where you can text sms messages to phones via their own webiste. Cellnet used to do this, but I'm not sure about the others....
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Originally Posted by TN-Dave
Check out whichever site is her provider, as they may have a section where you can text sms messages to phones via their own webiste. Cellnet used to do this, but I'm not sure about the others....
if youve got msn messanger you could use that, i use it all the time internationally its quite good
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Anyone use yahoo messenger? I tried a few times on that but the UK ones never seem to work. I can msg US numbers fine? Anyone ever got that working?
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Old Aug 1st 2006, 6:08 pm
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Thanks everyone for your really helpful replies, this forum is a lifesaver sometimes.

This page that Bob referenced http://www.notepage.net/smtp.htm is excellent and I was able to sms-email my mum using my plain old yahoo account. I don't know for certain if she's got it, as knowing my mum, she won't know how to message me back bless 'er.

For anyone else wanting to send a text message via PC I highly recommend taking a look at the above link as it has a ton of references to all mobile phone companies here, in the UK and elsewhere.
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Originally Posted by Sarah
Thanks everyone for your really helpful replies, this forum is a lifesaver sometimes.

This page that Bob referenced http://www.notepage.net/smtp.htm is excellent and I was able to sms-email my mum using my plain old yahoo account. I don't know for certain if she's got it, as knowing my mum, she won't know how to message me back bless 'er.

For anyone else wanting to send a text message via PC I highly recommend taking a look at the above link as it has a ton of references to all mobile phone companies here, in the UK and elsewhere.

Another good service is www.ipipi.com which charges 10 cent per message to any phone in the world. I use it all the time even to text to USA phones
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Originally Posted by Andy_LongIsland
Hehe sorry. You can send but I dont think they can send back to you. Either that or my friends don't like me.. probably that

i tx my friends in the UK and they have no problems in replying....
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i tx my friends in the UK and they have no problems in replying....
Jeez the bastards must hate me then! Oh good I didn't think you can reply thanks matey
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