Receive Freee SMS Alerts Whenever a new Mail Popped Up in Gmail via way2sms

All of you have heared the name of WAY2SMS ,Do you know that you can get SMS alerts when you receive a new email in your Gmail inbox? Yes, this can be done using This facility which is provided by way2sms is extremely useful for people who don’t have a smartphone or when no internet connection is available.
How to Configure Gmail SMS Alerts?
  •     Login to your Way2SMS account (or) Sign Up if you don’t have one.
  •     Go to “Mail Alerts” tab and copy the mail forwarding address
  •  Now, login to your Gmail account and select “Settings”.
    Select the “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” tab and choose “Forward a copy of incoming mail to” option and enter the forwarding address that you’ve copied in the 2nd step.
  •      Ensure you select the “Keep Gmail’s copy in the inbox” option.
  •     Confirm with the verification code that you’ll receive on your mobile in Gmail verification box.

That’s it! You’ll now receive mobile SMS alerts for every incoming mail that your Gmail ID gets.

    NOTE: You can try this procedure with any Email service provider that allows mail forwarding service.

Free Email To SMS Gateways (International + Smaller US)

These are all I could find from Wikipedia and other sources. If you’re aware of any other ones please share them in comments and I’ll add them to the list.

Carrier                                                   Email to SMS Gateway

7-11 Speakout (USA GSM)                 
Airtel (Karnataka, India)                   
Airtel Wireless (Montana, USA)          
Alaska Communications Systems        
AT&T Enterprise Paging                    
BigRedGiant Mobile Solutions             
Bell Mobility & Solo Mobile (Canada)   
BPL Mobile (Mumbai, India)               
Cellular One (Dobson)                      
Cingular (Postpaid)                          
Centennial Wireless                         
Cingular (GoPhone prepaid)                (SMS)
Claro (Brasil)                                  
Claro (Nicaragua)                            
Cricket                                           (SMS)
Emtel (Mauritius)                             
Fido (Canada)                                 
General Communications Inc.             
Globalstar (satellite)                        
Illinois Valley Cellular                        
Iridium (satellite)                             
i wireless                                       
Koodo Mobile (Canada)                     
LMT (Latvia)                                  
Meteor (Ireland)                             
Mero Mobile (Nepal)                        
Movicom (Argentina)                       
Mobitel (Sri Lanka)                          
Movistar (Colombia)                         
MTN (South Africa)                          
MTS (Canada)                                 
Nextel (United States)                      
Nextel (Argentina)                           
Orange Polska (Poland)                     
Personal (Argentina)                         
Plus GSM (Poland)                            
President’s Choice (Canada)               
Rogers (Canada)                              
SL Interactive (Australia)                  
Sasktel (Canada)                             
Setar Mobile email (Aruba)                
T-Mobile (Austria)                           
T-Mobile (UK)                                 
Telus Mobility (Canada)                    
Thumb Cellular                                
Tigo (Formerly Ola)                          
Tracfone (prepaid)                           
Virgin Mobile (Canada)                      
Vodacom (South Africa)                    
Vodafone (Italy)                              
MobiPCS (Hawaii only)                      

How To Send Email To Any Cell Phone (for Free)

Want to send a short email to a friend and get it delivered to his/her cell phone as SMS? If you know your friends’ phone numbers and the carrier they are on then you can easily send emails to their cell phones directly from your email program.
Here is how it works:
Most of mobile carriers offer free Email To SMS gateways which can be used to forward simple text emails to a mobile phones. And the good news, majority of those gateways are free and available to the general public.
You just need to know the number and the carrier of the recipient to start emailing them to mobile phone. Below we put together a table listing free email to SMS gateways for different carriers. You can use as quick reference both for US and international mobile numbers.
Free Email To SMS Gateways (Major US Carriers)
Carrier                                        Email to SMS Gateway
Alltel                          [10-digit phone number]
AT&T (formerly Cingular)             [10-digit phone number]
[10-digit phone number] (MMS)
[10-digit phone number]
Boost Mobile                 [10-digit phone number]
Nextel (now Sprint Nextel)    [10-digit telephone number]
Sprint PCS (now Sprint Nextel)  [10-digit phone number]
                                               [10-digit phone number] (MMS)
T-Mobile                       [10-digit phone number]
US Cellular                   [10-digit phone number] (SMS)
[10-digit phone number] (MMS)
Verizon                         [10-digit phone number]
[10-digit phone number] (MMS)
Virgin Mobile USA          [10-digit phone number]