Emails as Text Messages

AngelTrack can deliver its messages over SMS or over email. If AngelTrack's SMS messages are not getting through, then you can instead try sending them to your phone via an email-to-SMS gateway.

An SMS gateway accepts email messages, and retransmits them as SMS messages to the specified phone number. The SMS gateway provides a unique email address for every phone number it supports; for example, AT&T's SMS gateway provides an email address for each and every AT&T mobile device.


Email-to-SMS Gateway List

The email address provided by the SMS gateway typically follows this pattern: phonenumber@thegateway.com. For example, the AT&T mobile device at phone number 212-555-1313 has the following email address at AT&T's SMS gateway: 2125551313@mms.att.net.

Every mobile provider has its own SMS gateway, and some of them vary in how the email addresses are formatted. Here are the SMS gateways for the most common US cellular providers, where ########## is your ten-digit mobile number with no dashes or spaces:

Cellular Provider Your Cellphone's Text Message Address
Airfire Mobile##########@sms.airfiremobile.com
Alaska Communications##########@msg.acsalaska.com
Alltel (Allied Wireless)##########@sms.alltelwireless.com
Ameritech##########@paging.acswireless.com
Assurance Wireless##########@vmobl.com
AT&T Mobility##########@txt.att.net
AT&T Enterprise Paging##########@page.att.net
AT&T Global Messaging by Soprano##########@sms.smartmessagingsuite.com
BellSouth##########@bellsouth.com
Bluegrass Cellular##########@sms.bluecell.com
Boost Mobile##########@sms.myboostmobile.com
Cellcom##########@cellcom.quiktxt.com
Cellular South##########@csouth1.com
Chariton Valley Wireless##########@sms.cvalley.net
Chat Mobility##########@mail.msgsender.com
Cingular (Postpaid)##########@cingular.com
Cleartalk##########@sms.cleartalk.us
Consumer Cellular##########@cingularme.com
Cricket##########@sms.mycricket.com
C Spire Wireless##########@cspire1.com
DTC##########@sms.advantagecell.net
Edge Wireless##########@sms.edgewireless.com
Element Mobile##########@SMS.elementmobile.net
Esendex##########@echoemail.net
i-wireless (Sprint PCS)##########@iwirelesshometext.com
Kajeet##########@mobile.kajeet.net
LongLines##########@text.longlines.com
MetroPCS##########@mymetropcs.com
Nextech##########@sms.ntwls.net
Nextel##########@messaging.nextel.com
Page Plus Cellular##########@vtext.com
Pioneer Cellular##########@zsend.com
Qwest Wireless##########@qwestmp.com
Red Pocket Mobile##########@txt.att.net
Simple Mobile##########@smtext.com
Southernlinc##########@page.southernlinc.com
South Central Communications##########@rinasms.com
Sprint##########@messaging.sprintpcs.com
Straight Talk##########@vtext.com
Solavei##########@@tmomail.net
Spectrum(uses Verizon's gateway)
Sprint PCS##########@messaging.sprintpcs.com
Syringa Wireless##########@rinasms.com
T-Mobile##########@tmomail.net
Ting##########@message.ting.com
Unicel##########@utext.com
Union Wireless##########@union-tel.com
US Cellular##########@email.uscc.net
USA Mobility##########@usamobility.net
Verizon Wireless##########@vtext.com
Viaero##########@viaerosms.com
Virgin Mobile##########@vmobl.com
Voyager Mobile##########@text.voyagermobile.com
West Central Wireless##########@sms.wcc.net
XIT Communications##########@sms.xit.net

If you don't see your cellular provider in the list, then just give them a call and ask.

Once you've determined the SMS gateway email address of the desired mobile device, specify that address in AngelTrack as the crew member's or vehicle's Messaging Address. Be sure to click the button to send a test message in order to verify that everything is configured correctly.


Does Your Email Address Say "[blocked]" in AngelTrack?

AngelTrack will mark an email address as "[blocked]" whenever any of the following conditions are met:

If you still wish to receive emails from AngelTrack, you must use a different email address... or switch to SMS messaging.


Messages Still Not Going Through?

Some cellular carriers are better than others at this. If you can't get reliable delivery from yours, know that you are not alone.

For messages bound for employees and vehicles, some of the AngelTrack message types can be sent directly as SMS texts, rather than as emails; review your (or your vehicle's) messaging settings and try using the SMS option instead of the email option.

Another workaround is to use a paid service like TextMagic. They charge a few bucks a month to deliver incoming emails to you as text messages. Open a TextMagic account and then set up a "Distribution List" which includes your cellphone number. Then give AngelTrack the email address of the distribution list (e.g. np123456789012345@textmagic.com) as your messaging address. A single TextMagic account can serve your entire company, sparing employees the hassle and minor expense of setting up accounts on their own. Simply configure one distribution list per employee (or per vehicle tablet), and then in AngelTrack input the list's email address into the employee (or vehicle) record's messaging settings.



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