Full List of SMS Gateway Domains for Mobile Carriers

Cell phone carriers have their own gateways that can be utilized for sending text and multimedia messages from a computer, via electronic communications (e.g. email). In this post, we will list SMS gateway information for all major mobile carriers.

Before we continue with the gateway domains list, let's first understand what an SMS Gateway is and how it works.

How SMS Gateways Work

SMS (Short Message Service), is a text based message that is used in mobile communications. It can be sent from or received by any device such as mobile phones, tablets and computers with the ability to send such messages. Unlike email messages which can contain almost anything (e.g. images and files) and can be as large as the email service provider's limits, SMS text messages have some restrictions such as being limited to only ASCII text and 160 characters length.

You can send SMS messages from your phone, using your carrier or using one of the messenger apps such as WhatsApp, Skype, AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ or Yahoo! Messenger for free or for a small fee if you have Internet connection. Another way for sending text messages to mobile phones is via web technologies which make use of a server-side script (e.g. PHP, Python or ASP.NET) to send the message and an SMS gateway platform (operated by the mobile carrier) to receive and deliver the message to the recipient's phone.

This is a highly useful system for especially websites, web applications and other software, which provides a nice way for sending messages to the user's mobile phone via a web interface. Another advantage is that using a proper script, one can send multiple SMS messages at the same time like an email blast (p.s. such a thing shall be done only with appropriate permissions from the end users). This technology finds its application in a wide range of websites and web apps from small businesses to major ecommerce stores and large corporations. To give an example, you can think of signing up to a website and receiving a password as a text message to your phone as an authentication measure.

What is needed for such an SMS message to be successfully sent is the web script and the target SMS gateway address (a domain name like example.com) for that specific recipient, which consists of the phone number of the recipient (e.g. 4443332211, in 10 digits) and the SMS gateway domain of the mobile carrier that phone number is assigned by. By merging these two, you will get an email address like the one below,

4443332211@example.com

which can then be used for sending an email to. Assuming the server sends the email successfully, once the email is received, the SMS gateway then delivers the text message to that phone number if it is an active number among their customers.

Now, let's see the SMS Gateway domains for some of the major mobile carriers in the world.

Mobile Carrier SMS Gateways for Sending Email

Note that this list is not an official list, it is compiled as a result of a thorough online research and finalized with best efforts for accuracy. Some gateways may or may not work, so do your own testing to make sure the one you need to use works. Also, each carrier company controls their own SMS gateways, hence, they may change any time. If you find any of the below gateways not working in your tests, please check with the carrier company to get up-to-date gateway domain information from them, assuming they make that information publicly available, as in some countries they don't.

Simply replace (*) with the phone number in the SMS gateways listed below.

Mobile CarrierAreaSMS Gateway
AirCelIndia*@aircel.co.in
AirtelIndia*@airtelap.com
Alaska CommunicationsUSA*@msg.acsalaska.com
aqlUK*@text.aql.com
AT&T WirelessUSA*@txt.att.net
AU by KDDIJapan*@ezweb.ne.jp
BeelineRussia*@sms.beemail.ru
Bell MobilityCanada*@txt.bell.ca
BellSouthUSA*@bellsouth.cl
Bluegrass CellularUSA*@sms.bluecell.com
Boost MobileUSA*@sms.myboostmobile.com
Bouygues TelecomFrance*@mms.bouyguestelecom.fr
C Spire WirelessUSA*@cspire1.com
CellComUSA*@cellcom.quiktxt.com
Cellular SouthUSA*@csouth1.com
China MobileChina*@139.com
CingularUSA*@cingularme.com
ClaroArgentina*@sms.ctimovil.com.ar
ClaroBrazil*@clarotorpedo.com.br
ClaroColombia*@iclaro.com.co
ClaroNicaragua*@ideasclaro-ca.com
CleartalkUSA*@sms.cleartalk.us
CricketUSA*@sms.mycricket.com
CS NetworksSerbia*@cs-networks.net
CSLHongKong*@mgw.mmsc1.hkcsl.com
DigicelDominica*@digitextdm.com
Edge WirelessUSA*@sms.edgewireless.com
EmtelMauritius*@emtelworld.net
E-PlusGermany0*@smsmail.eplus.de
EsendexSpain*@esendex.net
EsendexUK*@echoemail.net
EsendexUSA*@echoemail.net
FidoCanada*@sms.fido.ca
Guyana T&TGuyana*@sms.cellinkgy.com
HelioUSA & South Korea*@myhelio.com
HSL MobileUK*@sms.haysystems.com
ICECosta Rica*@sms.ice.cr
Idea CellularIndia*@ideacellular.net
Koodo MobileCanada*@msg.telus.com
LongLinesUSA*@text.longlines.com
Lynx MobilityCanada*@sms.lynxmobility.com
M1Singapore*@m1.com.sg
MediaburstUK*@sms.mediaburst.co.uk
MeteorIreland*@sms.mymeteor.ie
Metro PCSUSA*@mymetropcs.com
MobitelSri Lanka*@sms.mobitel.lk
MovistarArgentina*@sms.movistar.net.ar
MovistarColombia*@movistar.com.co
MovistarSpain0*@movistar.net
MovistarUruguay95*@sms.movistar.com.uy
MTNSouth Africa*@sms.co.za
MTS MobilityCanada*@text.mtsmobility.com
NcellNepal977*@sms.ncell.com.np
NextelMexico*@msgnextel.com.mx
NTT DoCoMoJapan*@docomo.ne.jp
O2Germany0*@o2online.de
OrangeNetherlands0*@sms.orange.nl
OrangePoland*@orange.pl
OrangeUK*@orange.net
PC TelecomCanada*@mobiletxt.ca
PolkomtelPoland48*@text.plusgsm.pl
Qwest WirelessUSA*@qwestmp.com
Rogers WirelessUSA & Canada*@sms.rogers.com
SaskTelCanada*@sms.sasktel.com
SendegaNorway*@sendega.com
SFRFrance*@sfr.fr
Simple MobileUSA*@smtext.com
SprintUSA*@messaging.sprintpcs.com
Sunrise CommunicationsSwitzerland*@gsm.sunrise.ch
TelcelMexico*@itelcel.com
Tele2Sweden0*@sms.tele2.se
TelecomNew Zealand*@etxt.co.nz
TIMItaly0*@timnet.com
TigoColombia*@sms.tigo.com.co
T-MobileAustralia0*@optusmobile.com.au
T-MobileAustria*@sms.t-mobile.at
T-MobileCroatia*@sms.t-mobile.hr
T-MobileGermany*@t-mobile-sms.de
T-MobileNetherlands31*@gin.nl
T-MobileUK*@t-mobile.uk.net
T-MobileUSA*@tmomail.net
Union WirelessUSA*@union-tel.com
US CellularUSA*@email.uscc.net
USA MobilityUSA*@usamobility.net
UTBoxAustralia*@sms.utbox.net
Verizon WirelessUSA*@vtext.com
Virgin MobileCanada*@vmobile.ca
Virgin MobileUK*@vxtras.com
Virgin MobileUSA*@vmobl.com
VivoBrazil*@torpedoemail.com.br
VodacomSouth Africa*@voda.co.za
VodafoneGermany0*@vodafone-sms.de
VodafoneItaly3*@sms.vodafone.it
VodafoneJapan*@vodafone.ne.jp
VodafoneNew Zealand*@mtxt.co.nz
VodafoneSpain0*@vodafone.es
VodafoneSpain0*@vodafone.es
Voyager MobileUSA*@text.voyagermobile.com
West Central WirelessUSA*@sms.wcc.net
WillcomJapan*@pdx.ne.jp
Wind MobileCanada*@txt.windmobile.ca

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