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]
                                 Example: [email protected]
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]
                                          Example: [email protected]
Sprint PCS (now Sprint Nextel)  [10-digit phone number]
                                               [10-digit phone number] (MMS)
                                               Example: [email protected]
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]