Email to SMS Gateways

System administrators may find themselves wanting to send SMS messages to mobile devices for a variety of reasons, such as sending over the air enrollment invitations to devices to be enrolled with the Casper Suite. Many carriers, though certainly not all, employ an SMS gateway that allows email messages to be received by the carrier’s gateway and in turn transmitted to devices as SMS messages. In some cases, MMS messages are supported as well.

Addressing a mobile phone number through one of these gateways is accomplished by sending an email to @. For example, a Verizon Wireless phone with the number 212-555-1212 can receive SMS messages at the email address 2125551212@vtext.com.

Below, find listed the SMS gateway domains I have been able to find for official iPhone carriers. Where I’ve been able to find the pertinent information, I have noted carriers with special considerations, such as an activation process. The note “difficulties reported” indicates domains that are frequently referenced as not working. If your carrier isn’t listed below, I recommend contacting their customer service line to find out if they offer an SMS gateway. if they do, ask for the domain name and whether activation is required. If you discover any domains not listed below, I’d appreciate a comment on this article so I can update it for future reference.

Carrier Domain Country
AT&T (SMS) txt.att.net United States
AT&T (MMS) mms.att.net United States
Boost Mobile myboostmobile.com United States
C Spire cspire1.com United States
Cricket sms.mycricket.com United States
MetroPCS mymetropcs.com United States
Sprint messaging.sprintpcs.com United States
T-Mobile tmomail.net United States
U.S. Cellular email.uscc.net United States
Verizon Wireless (SMS) vtext.com United States
Verizon Wireless (MMS) vzwpix.com United States
Virgin Mobile vmobl.com United States
Telstra onlinesms.telstra.com
• Note the absence of .au
Australia
Optus optusmobile.com.au Australia
Vodafone Service not offered Australia
Bell txt.bell.ca Canada
Fido fido.ca Canada
Koodoo msg.koodomobile.com Canada
MTS text.mtsmobility.com Canada
Rogers pcs.rogers.com Canada
Sasktel sms.sasktel.com Canada
Telus msg.telus.com Canada
Virgin Mobile vmobile.ca Canada
3 three.co.uk United Kingdom
EE mms.ee.co.uk
• Difficulties reported
United Kingdom
O2 mmail.co.uk
• Include +44
• Must activate by texting “EMAIL” to 2020
United Kingdom
Orange omail.net
orange.net
• Difficulties reported
United Kingdom
T-Mobile t-mobile.uk.net
• Include leading “0” in number
• Must be activated via customer service line or account web portal
• May not be functioning since joining EE alliance
• Unverified
United Kingdom
Vodafone vodafone.net United Kingdom
O2 o2online.de
• Use leading 0
Germany
Telekom (T-Mobile) t-d1-sms.de
• Use 12 digit number, leading 0
t-mobile-sms.de
• Use 11 digit number
Germany
Vodafone vodafone-sms.de
• Use leading 0
Germany
Orange search ongoing France
SFR sfr.fr France
Bouygues Telecom mms.bouyguestelecom.fr
• Difficulties reported
France
Virgin Mobile search ongoing France
Free search ongoing France
1010 csl1010.com Hong Kong
Three sms.three.com.hk Hong Kong
Broadway search ongoing Hong Kong
Fortress search ongoing Hong Kong
one2free search ongoing Hong Kong
SmarTone search ongoing Hong Kong
Wilson Communications search ongoing Hong Kong
Softbank username@softbank.ne.jp
• Note username is used, not phone number
Japan
Mobily Gateway not offered Saudi Arabia
STC Support did not respond Saudi Arabia

11 thoughts on “Email to SMS Gateways”

    1. The support team at STC have not responded to my requests for information. If you have an account with them, perhaps you’ll have better luck. If you find their gateway address, I’d appreciate a comment here so I can update the article. Thanks!

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    1. My apologies, that entry was made based on anecdotal research. I have confirmed with Vodafone AU that they do not offer an email to SMS gateway and updated the table. You may wish to register a complaint with their customer service team and/or switch to a carrier that does offer a gateway if this service is important to your workflows.

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    1. Hello Styve,

      I have not been able to verify this as yet, but you may try these.

      [phoneNumber]@freesurf.ch
      [phoneNumber]@mysunrise.ch

      Please let me know if they work.
      Thanks!
      The Mac Admin

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