This is old news by now, but I found this useful: rather than remembering a multitude of special email addresses to send text messages to friends and colleagues, there is now a service to do it for you: Teleflip. Just send an email to your friend’s phone number at teleflip.com: for the cell number 508-555-1212, that would be firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why is this easier? For completeness’ sake, here is a list of all the other ways you would have to address said email messages depending on the carrier, assuming you can remember who your friend has for mobile service:
- Verizon: email@example.com
- Sprint: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Former Nextel: email@example.com
- Cingular: 5085551212@cingularME.com
- Former AT&T Wireless subscribers: firstname.lastname@example.org (which used to be email@example.com)
- T-Mobile: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Virgin Mobile: email@example.com
Particularly useful, I think, in automating messaging to mobile customer service representatives—all you have to know is the person’s mobile phone number.