How to text someone anonymously and privately?

Today's today's age of technology, texting and instant messaging is the only acceptable way of communicating anyone. The idea behind this is- no one needs to call or write letters or email again now with instant messaging. Texting is faster, needs less effort, and significantly more convenient.

However, as texting continues to drive the way we communicate with friends, colleagues and even the clients that we work with, the risk of our phone number getting out and falling into the wrong hands is increasing by the day, putting you at risk of robocalls and spam calls.

With increasing technological adoption, it is not strange for some of us to be concerned about privacy and security. You may start to thinking about questions like- how to text someone anonymously and privately? Is it possible to text someone without our phone number appearing on their mobile phone?

Related: Want to know more about robocalls and spam calls? Read here

Fortunately, it is possible to text someone without giving away your phone number. In this post, we will cover the best and easiest way to send and receive anonymous texts.

Use temporary email account

How to text someone anonymously using email? Most major mobile phone carriers actually allow texts to be sent via email. This is a something that not many people actually know. Need to text someone anonymously? First, use an email account, preferably a completely new and anonymous email account.  Then, find out the recipient's carrier and send the text using the email account. Here are step by step instructions for you to do this.

  1. Sign up for new temporary email

First, you need to create a new temporary email account in this step. Thankfully, it is completely free and really easy to set up a free email account. Just use free email services such as Gmail or Outlook.

2. Find out what carrier your contact is using

Second, go to and enter the 10 digit US cell phone number and perform a carrier lookup to find out which carrier your contact's phone number is under.

Pro tip: Go to the Apple App Store and download Lookup app to perform reverse number lookup and caller id inspection to find out more information about the number

3. Combine your contact's phone number with their phone carrier e-mail.

Next, you will need to create a new email that will reach the person's phone number. We know this may be hard to understand but you can actually send emails to the person's phone number. How to text someone anonymously? To do this, simply fill in the person's ten digit phone number without any spaces or dashes, and read from the below email template format for the specific carrier your contact is under.

Then choose one of the following e-mail templates for their specific carrier:

  • AT&T: SMS:, MMS:
  • T-Mobile: SMS/MMS:
  • Verizon:, MMS:
  • Sprint: SMS:, MMS:
  • Metro PCS: SMS/MMS:
  • Alltel:
  • Virgin Mobile:

4. Send the email

Lastly, send out the message as an email and watch the magic happen.

Use anonymous texting apps

How to text someone anonymously directly from your smart phone? Anonymous texting apps are far less complicated to set up and really easy to get started with. Therefore, this is our preferred method to text someone anonymously and privately.

  1. First, go to the App Store and download Phoner Anonymous Texting app

Note: If you are using an Android phone, you can also download the Android version of Phoner here- Phoner Anonymous Texts for Android

2. Next, sign up for an account

2. Next, select the Anonymous Phoner number. The Phoner number is an anonymous phone line that you can immediately use to text and call.

3. Last, compose your text message and send it out to any number around the world. How to text someone anonymously? Messages through phoner are completely anonymous, private, and untraceable.

Phoner is by far the easiest way to get a anonymous phone number to text someone within seconds. How to text someone anonymously? Phoner is also the top rated anonymous texting app on the App Store with a 4.5-Star rating and over 6100 reviews.

Use web based anonymous texting sites

How to text someone anonymously from a web browser? If you prefer sending anonymous texts on a desktop computer, you can also use various websites that allow anonymous texting.

Phoner Web Messenger is available on desktop and lets you to send anonymous text messages right from your browser.

How to text someone anonymously and privately using Phoner Web Messenger.

  1. Go to
  2. Sign up for a new account
  3. Send anonymous texts directly from Phoner web messenger


With 3 vastly different methods above, you should have different options and be familiar with how to text someone anonymously and privately.

Download Phoner app for sending anonymous texts

Phoner is our favorite way to send anonymous and private text messages. You can pick a private an untraceable number within the app without buying a new SIM card or getting a new phone. Numbers support both calling and texting and your contacts will never guess who you are when you text from a different number other than your own.

See Phoner App for iOS, or Phoner App for Android, or Phoner Web Messenger.

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