UK Text Messaging to US E-Mail?
November 4, 2007 10:53 PM Subscribe
Do UK wireless phone providers generally permit text messaging to an e-mail address, rather than another wireless phone?
posted by Dreama to Technology (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm in the US, and my brother and my friend have both relocated to the UK. Both have taken to sending me text messages; unfortunately, international messages are more than three times as costly for me (both to send and receive) as it is for them. And worse, cell reception is very spotty in my house, so when I'm home (as I most often am) a text message might not come through for an hour or two after its sent, just depending on when my phone decides to pick up a signal. E-mail is a much more reliable way to reach me quickly. For me, text-to-email is as simple as putting an e-mail address rather than phone number in the "to" field. Is this functionality common amongst UK carriers?
Barring that, is there any service like K7
that will provide a phone number that can receive text messages and deliver them to my e-mail, that I can use as a go-between service?
(Why am I asking here rather than asking my brother or my friend? Because they're both allergic to RTFM and only understand the very basics of how their very fancy "foreign" phones work. If I can go to them and say "do this" they'll do it, but I don't want to bother if it'll "break" something, as far as they're concerned.)