Text messaging (SMS)

    Text messaging (SMS) is a two-way mobile messaging service that allows you to send and receive short text and email messages on text-capable devices. You can use text messaging with both T-Mobile and non-T-Mobile customers.

    Things you should know:

    • You can send messages to any email address, and you can have email sent to your device via text message.
    • Each mobile number has its own email address in this format: your10digitmobilenumber@tmomail.net. Example: 6105551212@tmomail.net
    • Messages are limited to 160 characters. If a message exceeds 160 characters, it's automatically converted to a picture message (MMS).
    • T-Mobile doesn't keep copies of text messages, and we can't retrieve deleted or missed text messages. Some email services allow for text messages to be forwarded to your email, so check with your email provider to see if this is a service they offer.


    Messaging rates

    Some plans include a monthly allotment of messages (text, picture, video, and IM). If messages aren’t included in your plan, you can find messaging rates by logging in to My T-Mobile and visiting the PLAN section. You can find rates for Pay in Advance (Prepaid) accounts here.



    Related pages


    Message Blocking

    Text messaging spam FAQs

    Text & picture messaging FAQs