There are a number of different ways to send anonymous text messages. Some involve using apps on smartphones to hide the source number, while other methods use alternative sources to send the message.
There are several ways to send anonymous text messages, including sending messages via email, using an instant messenger service such as AIM or Yahoo Messenger, or using smartphone apps. To send an anonymous text using an email, one can simply open a new email account and then send the message to the phone number. Different cell phone carriers have different email templates; for example, AT&T SMS messages are sent to email@example.com, and Verizon SMS messages are sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Several websites such as Fake My Text and Textem can also send anonymous texts, as can Android apps such as Anonymous Texting and Anonytext.