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How to text from email

Updated on March 12, 2011

Author: W. K.Hayes

How to text for free

Is texting a good thing or a bad thing? Granted, I am a texting junkie, myself but I really enjoy taking the time to text my friends and family. Instant access to being able to say hello to them is a great thing. However, texting can lead to certain unforeseen problems such as a miscommunication, not having the time to consider something before speaking and speaking out of turn.

Consider me as being technologically impaired. I say this because I did not get my first cell phone until two years ago. Prior to getting one, I really had no use for constant texting and I still hate talking on the phone. Nevertheless, once I got the hang of texting, I soon found myself enjoying being able to say hello the very instant it crossed my mind to do so.

Growing up, I was accustomed to using, ‘snail mail,’ as my main form of communicating with others. Now, I prefer instant messaging after a friend showed me how to send messages straight from my email inbox to cell phone users. His advice saves me forty bucks a month since texting in this matter is free.

Even then, I have noticed that I will open my email the instant I get up and it stays up and running throughout the course of my day, even while I’m writing. Granted, my method for staying in touch is safe and brings harm to no one. Unlike the day, I was crossing the road and had a woman hit me with her car because, she was too busy texting with her friends to pay attention.

Another bad habit I have noticed comes from constantly texting. People that are addicted to texting have a tendency to ignore others who are actually in the same room with them. Staying in touch with friends and family is a great thing but a person should never text while someone is with them and trying to talk.

Still, I really do enjoy being able to say hello, or check on a sick friend or relative, which is great considering most of my family and friends live many miles from where I am. In addition, I try to avoid texting hen someone comes to visit unless the person I am texting is in need of emergency advice.

Another great thing about texting, for me, is that it allows me to continue working without interference. For example, I can stop after writing a paragraph and respond to my friend, or loved one, without losing my train of thought while working on a book. This is a great thing since writing is much more difficult when talking in person or on the phone, with someone there in the room.

Ultimately, texting is a great thing when used responsibly. I will even recommend texting from your email if you have constant internet access to save yourself a bundle of money especially, if you have teenagers that like to talk with their friends all of the time. All you have to do is open your email, add your friend’s number and send them a text. By doing this, you will save a fortune on texting bills, there are no limits to how many texts you can send and you can stay in touch while working. I highly recommend this to parents with children that are constantly texting with their friends and have a bad habit of going over their texting limit. After all, this is a great way for them to stay in touch while continuing to work.

Both Yahoo email and Google email allow for free texting to cell phones from your email accounts. With Yahoo it's as simple as: add new contact in the messaging bar on the left hand side of the screen. Gmail is a little more complicated but you can find thesame basic steps by clicking on the add button found on the left  hand side of your email screen.


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    • W. K. Hayes profile imageAUTHOR

      Warren Keith Hayes 

      7 years ago from Bryson City, North Carolina

      Hi is one of the best words ever and since I live online while constantly working, it saves me a bundle each year.

    • W. K. Hayes profile imageAUTHOR

      Warren Keith Hayes 

      7 years ago from Bryson City, North Carolina

      Hi Neeleshkulkarni, texting is a great and quick way to stay in touch but proper texting etiquette should be observed. Especially by the younger generation of teenagers whose hands probably twitch while they're sleeping from texting so much.

    • W. K. Hayes profile imageAUTHOR

      Warren Keith Hayes 

      7 years ago from Bryson City, North Carolina

      Hi LoraKayAlexander,

      I'm constantly at work behind my laptop so for me, it's a great way to save an extra $240 a year versus the plan I had. However, I really should work on my moderation LOL.

    • chspublish profile image


      7 years ago from Ireland

      You're right about texting from email is free and perhaps using it more would save a bundle. To be honest I forget to use it since I'm so usesd to the phone. Thanks for the reminder.

    • LoraKayAlexander profile image


      7 years ago

      I think your info is important. People get so caught up in

      texting, it becomes an addiction. Moderation is the key? :-)

      I enjoy your hubs--good writer.

    • neeleshkulkarni profile image


      7 years ago from new delhi

      texting is fun provided ti does not take your attention away from regular transactions as you said.

    • W. K. Hayes profile imageAUTHOR

      Warren Keith Hayes 

      7 years ago from Bryson City, North Carolina

      Hi W. E. Both GMAIL and Yahoo, or YMAIL, allow for freetexting to cell phones straight from your email inbox. Although, I'm not sureabout Hotmail but I haven't had a hotmail account in many years.

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      Website Examiner 

      7 years ago

      Very interesting. I am not much of an SMS person, preferring email, but I can certainly see how this can come in handy. It would be helpful with a link or at least some information about who provides the free services you are using (like Google?). I wish you productive days ahead. W.E.


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