It is possible to receive email messages to your phone. The majority of carriers have “SMS gateways”. They take email messages from the Internet and deliver them to their customers’ cell phones as SMS text messages. This means you can send email message which will be converted into SMS text message, and sent directly to the mobile phone. This can be useful for those who need to receive important messages quickly and accurately, especially if the person you are trying to contact is only available by mobile phone.
Teleflip is an easy way to send email to any phone. Just address it to [10-digit phone number]@teleflip.com. This service allows to get emails and choose where you get emails from. No extra costs, fancy phones or contracts.
Google Mobile provides free service to send free messages. Note that charges from your carrier for usage may apply.