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 22, 2013
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.)
[10digitnumber]@txt.windmobile.ca (you have to active it first)
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.