Verizon customers with text messaging service automatically have access to Vtext.com, a companion text messaging website and a set of messaging features that enhance the standard text features offered by other providers. One of the Vtext options enables your friends to send you text messages through email, either using your phone number or your Vtext registered name. This is a helpful feature for someone who doesn’t have text messaging or who can’t get a cell signal but can get a Wi-Fi signal.
Launch your email program and create a new email.
Address the message to the recipient’s 10-digit mobile phone number followed by “@vtext.com.”
Type your text message in the email body and click “Send.” Watch for a reply to your email when the recipient responds to the text message.
Navigate to the Vtext site to send a text to one or more Verizon customers through the site. Type your name, up to 10 Verizon subscribers’ mobile phone numbers, separated by commas, and a message of up to 140 characters. Click “Send” to send the message.
A single text message has a limit of 160 characters, minus 20 characters for the email address, leaving 140 characters. Longer messages are split into multiple texts.