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Now, on to the tip for sending text messages from the Kindle.
Courtesy Woody Woodward at Kindle Korner (and via Kindle Chronicles) here’s a pretty cool tip -
Our Kindles have the ability to send SMS “TEXT” messages to cell
phones by using e-mail gateways. Any Web-based e-mail that works with
Kindle may be used for this. Simply address the e-mail to the 10-digit
cell phone number at the appropriate gateway.
e.g. for ATT cell customers email@example.com
This is a (unverified) list of gateways for various cell services.
US Cellular: @email.uscc.net
Virgin Mobile: @vmobl.com
So there are three steps to texting via your Kindle -
- Use your normal email program on the Kindle. You can learn how to use email on the Kindle at the Kindle Top Tips post. (hack# 11 on the list)
- Take the number you want to text to, say 4258943912, add the appropriate gateway for that number, let’s say AT&T – @txt.att.net, and you have firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Text away.
Do let me know if you run into problems or find any new gateway emails. Also, these should be free.