Submission Notification Via Text

Written by Formstack on April 26, 2012

Posted in Form Hacks

Hello Formstackers!

Today I have a little tip for you that will send your forms submissions as a text to your mobile phone.

This post is mostly for our US customers, but I am sure the same principles apply for other mobile carriers across the globe.

Basically, you take the phone number you want to send the text to, and then add the carriers email protocol to the end of it.

For example: I have an AT&T number so mine would look like  3175555555@txt.att.net

I would then take 3175555555@txt.att.net and place it in the email to box.

That’s it. Now all my new form submissions will be sent to my mobile as a text as well.

Here is a list of carriers and the email extensions:

Alltel
[10-digit phone number]@message.alltel.com
Example: 2125551212@message.alltel.com

AT&T
[10-digit phone number]@txt.att.net
Example: 2125551212@txt.att.net

For multimedia messages, use [10-digit-number]@mms.att.net
Example: 2125551212@mms.att.net

Boost Mobile
[10-digit phone number]@myboostmobile.com
Example: 2125551212@myboostmobile.com

Cricket Wireless
[10-digit phone number]@sms.mycricket.com
Example: 1234567890@sms.mycricket.com

For multimedia messages: [10-digit phone number]@mms.mycricket.com
Example: 1234567890@mms.mycricket.com

Nextel (now part of Sprint Nextel)
[10-digit telephone number]@messaging.nextel.com
Example: 7035551234@messaging.nextel.com

Sprint (now Sprint Nextel)
[10-digit phone number]@messaging.sprintpcs.com
Example: 2125551234@messaging.sprintpcs.com

T-Mobile
[10-digit phone number]@tmomail.net
Example: 4251234567@tmomail.net

Verizon
[10-digit phone number]@vtext.com
Example: 5552223333@vtext.com

Virgin Mobile USA
[10-digit phone number]@vmobl.com
Example: 5551234567@vmobl.com

Other U.S. and Canadian carriers:

Bell Canada: [10-digit-phone-number]@txt.bellmobility.ca

Centennial Wireless: [10-digit-phone-number]@cwemail.com

Cellular South: [10-digit-phone-number]@csouth1.com

Cincinnati Bell: [10-digit-phone-number]@gocbw.com

Metro PCS: [10-digit-phone-number]@mymetropcs.com or [10-digit-phone-number]@metropcs.sms.us

Qwest: [10-digit-phone-number]@qwestmp.com

Rogers: [10-digit-phone-number]@pcs.rogers.com

Suncom: [10-digit-phone-number]@tms.suncom.com

Telus: [10-digit-phone-number]@msg.telus.com

U.S. Cellular: [10-digit-phone-number]@email.uscc.net

Give it a shot!

Special thanks to Dylan Tweney, a professional writer and editor, publisher of haiku and SMS information, and a senior editor at Wired.