Send free SMS in Canada to Bell, Fido, Rogers, Virgin, Solo, and TELUS cell phones through the Internet
First published on July 10, 2007
Last updated: July 23, 2012
I used to go to canadiancontent.net for this information, but that site never gets updated anymore and seems to have turned into a Google AdSense cash grab. So here’s a list of links where you can send free SMSs to cell phones from the different Canadian wireless providers:
(Note: the recipient might get charged, of course, depending on their specific plan)
- Bell Mobility (should work for Solo Mobile too)
- Rogers Wireless (works for Fido too)
- TELUS Mobility
- Koodo Mobile
E-mail to text
There are some e-mail to text services, but the recipient usually has to have signed up and paid for this service, unlike the web forms above that are free:
[10digitnumber]@txt.bell.ca (Bell and Solo)
[10digitnumber]@vmobile.ca (Virgin Mobile)
[10digitnumber]@mobiletxt.ca (PC Mobile)
[10digitnumber]@sms.sasktel.com and [10digitnumber]@pcs.sasktelmobility.com
[10digitnumber]@text.mts.net (MTS Allstream Inc./ Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.)
Note that, as reported in the comments, some providers (such as Fido) are forcing the recipient to pay an extra monthly fee in order to receive e-mail to text messages.
Know of any other providers’ text message links or e-mail formats? Leave a comment to let me know!
There is no official form to send text messages through the Internet to other providers such as 7-Eleven Speak Out Wireless or Petro Canada.
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