Text messages (TXT) are short (160 characters or less) messages sent to mobile
phones using the Short Message Service (SMS). They are a very popular way
of sending quick bits of information to people on the go .
You can receive TXT message alerts through the free
AlertMail service. However due to
the limitations on message size and other considerations there are some things
- You must signup for your AlertMail account with a regular email
address that is capable of receiving full size messages, You can then add a
secondary address that will receive TXT messages.
- TXT messages are limited in size and there may be additional details that
cannot fit in the message. When you receive a TXT message you should consider it
a heads-up regarding an alert, and then read the full message sent via email or available
through other means like the website.
- Cell phones, PDAs, pagers, and other mobile devices are all devices suitable
for receiving TXT messages. However if you have a mobile device like an iPhone or
Blackberry, since your device is capable of receiving larger messages, you should consider
choosing summary messages instead.
- Since our alert service is free, TXT messages are not sent directly via SMS as this
would result in additional fees. They are sent as email messages to your service
provider's gateway, and are then converted into SMS and sent to your phone. Most service
providers offer this Email-to-TXT service and your phone's email address is usually
phone_number@service_provider.com A list of common service provider addresses is
available below. Some service providers may charge you extra fees for this
Email-to-TXT service and for the SMS messages as well.
TXT messages are a great way to stay informed and aware of alerts through your
mobile device when you are on the go. Contact our
HelpDesk if you have any further
questions about TXT Messages.
Service Provider Email Addresses
- Bell Mobility firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fido email@example.com
- Koodo firstname.lastname@example.org
- MTS email@example.com
- President's Choice firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rogers email@example.com
- Sasktel firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telus Mobility email@example.com
- Virgin Mobile firstname.lastname@example.org