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How to Send an Email Message to a NET10 Cell Phone

Most prepaid mobile phone carriers allow folks to send short email messages to a cell phone (called SMS messages for Short Message Service). In order to send such an email message, the sender must not only have the complete phone number of the cell phone (which means the area code and 7-digit number), but it also requires the cell phone providers SMS address.

It’s easy to find the SMS address for most providers, but NET 10 seems to be a little different. Because Net10 service is provided over several different networks, in order to send an email text message, you first have to find out which network the recipient’s phone uses.

For example, a NET10 prepaid phone using the AT&T network would use the following format to send an email/text: (please be sure to substitute the correct area code and phone number).

However, if you find that the above doesn’t work, then maybe the Net10 recipient isn’t on the AT&T network. To find out which network the recipient is on, you can use White Pages and select "Phone." Insert the person's phone number and click the search icon. It will display the carrier along with additional information. You could also use services like Telcodata or FoneFinder for carrier lookups.

Once you have the Net10 phone carrier, all you have to do is send the email (make sure to keep it short because SMS can only accept 160 characters).

Originally published 8 November 2009
Last Modified: 7 June 2021

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About the Author: LaForey is a person who was fed up with contract phone plans and opted for something more practical.

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