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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sprint: email@example.com
- Former Nextel: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cingular: 5085551212@cingularME.com
- Former AT&T Wireless subscribers: email@example.com (which used to be firstname.lastname@example.org)
- T-Mobile: email@example.com
- Virgin Mobile: firstname.lastname@example.org
Particularly useful, I think, in automating messaging to mobile customer service representatives—all you have to know is the person’s mobile phone number.