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How to send text messages from your email

Sending text messages from email has been around for a while, but is a little known fact not broadcast by your cell service provider. As long as you know the service provider of the person you want to send the text to your good to go. Below is a list of cellular providers and their corrosponding email addresses

Free Email To SMS Gateways (Major US Carriers)
(a video on youtube of this will be published shortly)

Carrier Email to SMS Gateway
Alltel [10-digit phone number]
(Many of the websites you go to will say that the address for an alltel phone is 10 digit phone, this is incorrect since alltel recently upgraded their servers as well as the email functions)

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]

For international providers

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 Covert an audio cassette tape to digital – the easy way

How to Covert an audio cassette tape to digital – the easy way

I know, I know everyone uses digital music nowadays or maybe even listen to CD’s in their cars, but cassette’s, no way. After CD’s came out everyone abandoned their cassette tapes and all their music, right? Wrong. Right now your cassettes are probably sitting in your basement or in storage gathering dust, and all this time in the back of your head you have been think I will eventually get to it, but you don’t want to pay someone else who will overprice you. So they just sit in storage and wait….. until now. Now you can convert your cassette’s to digital or CD your self, and in the following tutorial I will show you.

– Cassette tapes that you want to convert
– Cassette player with a headphone jack
– an AUX cable – its the one that has a head phone jack on both ends, you probably have one lying around the house
– Audacity – FREE, you can get it from the link below in the download section
and select the download for your operating system or processor (x64 or 32)
– Computer with a microphone jack (its usually the pink one)
– Time

1) Take the AUX cable and plug one end into the cassette player and the other end into the microphone jack of the computer
2) Put the cassette you want to convert in the cassette player and after installing audacity, fire up the program on your computer
3) Re-wind your tape to the beginning
4) In audacity, in the top portion of the screen you will see a red circular record button, left click it and then press the play button on the cassette player
5) Wait for the tape to stop playing (there will be a solid line on the screen in the audio section)
6) Export the audio file to a folder under the file menu
7) Your good to go, if you want to convert the file to a different format I recommend format factory – FREE DOWNLOAD

The only downside to converting the tapes this way as with any other way is that the tape is converted as one huge audio file, not separate tracks. If you want separate tracks you will have to edit it in audacity and export each section separately. To do this left click on the audio section and highlight the length of the track, then go to file and select “export selection”

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