Recently a user asked us to build the ability to send text messages through email from the Timed Email Organizer add-in.
Can we build into the add-in the ability to send text alerts? Yes, but sending texts implies a subscription cost that we would have to pass onto you, and we don’t want that.
Instead, while researching what to do about this problem we learned that you can email your cell phone number and it will show up as a text. To do this, select your phone carrier from the list below and enter your phone number in the field and any emails you send to that email address will instead send texts.
T-Mobile: firstname.lastname@example.org (SMS & MMS)
Metro PCS: email@example.com (SMS & MMS)
Consumer Cellular: firstname.lastname@example.org
One thing you might be wondering about is if my carrier has separate addresses for SMS vs MMS, is that SMS messages come through as plain text, while MMS messages can include images and video.
Try it out!