Send a Text Message From Your Computer

    January 12, 2006

Teleflip has appraently been around for a while, but I hadn’t heard of it.

Now that I have, I’ll probably use the hell out of it.

Innovated by a fellow who was tired of not being able to send text messages to cell phones from his computer, Teleflip lets you use your email to do just that, and it’s completely free. I just tested it, sending a message to my own cell, and the message arrived in under a minute. Just send the message to the phone number at (I’d type in an example but some scum-sucking spammer would probably harvest it and start flooding the Teleflip service with garbage.) The service is currently workin in North America, and any costs your cell phone company would charge for a text message would apply. More information is at the Teleflip website. Let’s hear it for the altruists of the world.

Shel Holtz is principal of Holtz Communication + Technology which focuses on helping organizations apply online communication capabilities to their strategic organizational communications.

As a professional communicator, Shel also writes the blog a shel of my former self.