Looking for a way to send anonymous text messages out to your friends and family and stir up some mischief? Here’s everything you need to know about the different websites that offer anonymous texting and how you can get started with them right away.
The human race has certainly come a long way in terms of communication, evolving from hieroglyphs on the walls to state-of-the-art video calling technology built right into our mobile devices. Despite the fact that voice calls and video calls have essentially been made free my mobile network carriers and over the internet through VoIP services, we haven’t yet entirely given up on texting and based on the general human behavior, it doesn’t seem that we ever will.
There’s a reason SMS changed the way we communicate with people all around the world, and despite advances in other forms of communication technologies, texting hasn’t seemed to fade away. Most of this craze for texting can be attributed to the fact that it offers just the right amount of social involvement in a conversation, without having to indulge too deeply. After all, some of the most popular social media platforms such as Twitter are based on the idea of texting.
What about anonymous texting?
If you’ve been a mobile user long enough, then you’ve probably been the recipient to not one, but several unsolicited text messages from network carriers, credit card companies, and even third-party service providers. In some cases, these text messages come from anonymous senders, which makes it harder for users to block or report them to the network operator. But just because anonymous texts are used for shady practices, doesn’t mean that you can’t utilize them to your benefit.
Ever wanted to get an SMS across to someone you know, without having to reveal your identity, or feel like pulling a prank on your friend or coworker for some harmless fun? You can send anonymous text messages to send out mysterious messages without disclosing who you are. The need to send out these anonymous messages is widespread, which is why there are plenty of websites that offer you a way to do so, and most of them do it free of charge.
How to send anonymous text messages through email
Before you go around scouring the internet to find the best websites that help you send out anonymous text messages, you might want to look for services that are closer than you think. Surprisingly enough, major network carriers in the United States allows you to send our anonymous SMS and MMS simply using an email address. By utilizing a temporary email address and selecting the correct address of the recipient, you can push out a simple text message, or a multimedia message as well.
However, the working of this method is contingent on the fact that you know the network carrier of the person you’re sending the anonymous text to. Based on our research, the following US-based network carriers allow you to send anonymous text messages through email:
SMS (a simple 140-character message): (10-digitphonenumber)@txt.att.net
MMS (a message with multimedia like an image, audio, or video): (10-digitphonenumber)@mms.att.net
When using an email to send out an anonymous text, you can feel free to leave the Subject line blank, since whatever you type in there will appear in parentheses. Apart from sending out the anonymous messages, you will also be able to receive replies from the recipients on the same email address in the form of a .TXT file. This makes the email method for anonymous texting even better if you wish to have a back-and-forth with the recipient.
Best Websites to Send Anonymous Text Messages
Unless you’re trying to send out an anonymous message to someone you know has a phone number belonging to the network carriers listed above, you’ll probably need to look into other services to get the job done. Fortunately, there are plenty of websites that claim to offer the ability to push out SMS on phone numbers all across the world. Since there are more services than you could possibly look into, we’ve done the hard work for you and listed down the websites that have a decent track record, even if they don’t offer a 100% success rate.
A free text messaging service on the web that has been around for more than a decade, Text’em starts off by giving you the ability to sign up with the service to receive replies for the texts you send out. Built to work with all of the major network operators in the United States, you can simply enter the recipient’s mobile number, select the mobile carrier, type in your SMS up to 155 characters and hit the Send Message button to move forward.
Also available as a mobile app that makes it, even more, simpler for you to send out anonymous texts to anyone right away, Spoof Box offers a relatively simpler user interface with a design layout that seems more in line with the current age of the web. The service works based on the “credits” you have available for use, which then allows you to either send text messages through a fake number or completely hide the sender’s number altogether.
While it may not be as old as some of the other hidden texting services offered online, but it certainly is among the most dependable ones. Right off the bat, the design and user interface of the Anonymous Text website gives you confidence in the service it has to offer. Although the services charge you a premium of $1.25 per text message sent, the guaranteed delivery is something that no other free service promises.
Another old-timer in the business of allowing users to send out anonymous text messages all over the world, SMS Gang is yet another premium service that charges you for each SMS that you wish to send out. You need to purchase “SMS Pincode” which starts off at 3EUR for 5 SMS, which is considerably priced in comparison to the other premium ones out there. However, the one advantage SMS Gang offers is that it allows you to perform a free test and see for yourself that the service actually works.
Offering a way for you to send out texts to your colleagues at work, or just to pull a prank on your loved ones away from home, Send Anonymous SMS allows you to do so without registrations required. You can set a spoof number for yourself, or leave it empty if you choose to, and then select from over 80 different countries to send out the SMS with a length of 145 characters.
A premium mobile app service that allows you to buy virtual numbers and talk to people all around the world with it, TextNow is a dependable way to spoof those texts. Far more dependable than some of the other anonymous texting services showcased online, with a higher success rate, the service may not be available for use in all regions, but where it does work, you can register for free, order a virtual number, and get started right away.
There’s a reason why sending out anonymous texts is not a mainstream activity, especially because it has been traditionally used to cause more mayhem than just some innocent mischief. Make sure that no matter how you plan to use these services, you stay within the moral and legal lines of conduct. While some of the aforementioned ways that you can use to send anonymous text, messages do not work 100%, the premium ones are generally worth counting on to get the job done.
Who are you going to be troubling with an anonymous text using the services mentioned above? Be sure to share the name of the one that works best in your opinion, down in the comments section below.