How to tell if you can receive email, text messages, or SMS
This article explains how to find out if you have email and text message capability.
Most alphanumeric pagers have email addresses and text messaging capability. Many mobile phones have this as well. If you do not seem to have these capabilities, check with your wireless carrier--they may provide these services for free or at an extra charge.
You will need to contact your wireless service provider to find out if you have text messaging and to find out the email address for your pager or phone.