Friday, July 13, 2007

Turn Your Cell Phone Into A Blackberry

Who needs a fancy, expensive Blackberry when you can get email on your cell phone using Gmail and its text forwarding feature? Here's how to set it up:

Go to your "Google Settings" page and click on "Forwarding and Pop." Click on "Forward a copy of incoming mail to" and in the box where you input the email address add your ten digit cell phone number and the domain for your carrier.

Here is a list of the text messaging addresses for common US wireless providers:
Verizon: 10digitphonenumber@vtext.comAT&T: 10digitphonenumber@mobile.att.netSprint: 10digitphonenumber@messaging.sprintpcs.comT-Mobile: 10digitphonenumber@tmomail.netNextel: 10digitphonenumber@messaging.nextel.comCingular: 10digitphonenumber@mobile.mycingular.comVirgin Mobile: 10digitphonenumber@vmobl.comAlltel: OR message.alltel.comCellularOne: 10digitphonenumber@mobile.celloneusa.comOmnipoint: 10digitphonenumber@omnipointpcs.comQwest:

The Republic of Geektronica blog explains how to set up filters so that you can decide which emails to have sent to your phone. Personal Finance News