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By Ari Driessen
Did you run up $30 in extra text messaging charges last month? Not enough service to send text messages at the office? Well, never fear — you can use any email account to send and and receive text messages between friends and family on most any major wireless provider.
Make sure you know what wireless carrier the person you are trying to reach uses, and replace ‘number’ with the 10-digit number of the person you are texting. Voila.
Virgin Mobile: firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. Cellular: email@example.com
Metro PCS: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s a tip: If you’re a real ‘texting Tammy,’ save yourself some time and add the address to your phone book for quick and easy one click texts.