I stumbled upon this wikiHow article discussing how to send SMS messages from the Internet to phones and mobile devices. After successfully testing out the email method to my iPhone on Fido’s network, I figured I’d distill the bits specific to Canadian networks.
Send SMS Messages Using Email
If you know which cellular carrier the recipient is on, then you can just send an email to their number at a specific email address:
Bell Mobility & Solo Mobile – firstname.lastname@example.org
Fido – email@example.com
Koodo Mobile – firstname.lastname@example.org
MTS – email@example.com
PresidentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Choice – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rogers – email@example.com
Sasktel – firstname.lastname@example.org
Telus Mobility – email@example.com
Virgin Mobile – firstname.lastname@example.org
Send SMS Messages Using a Website
You can also send a message to a mobile recipient using the carrier’s website. I’ve linked to the specific pages on Canadian carriers’ sites (the ones I could find) below:
As it turns out, there’s an exhaustive list in Wikipedia as well. Other web-based options include Facebook apps (here’s one, though I’ve never tried it, so proceed at your own risk) or a service like Send2World.
Most of these solutions require that you know which network the message recipient is on. Here’s a naive question–does anybody know an easy way to answer that question on the fly?