Send texts to friends and family member's mobile devices
1. In the upper left, click the Compose Text
button (the cell phone icon).
2. In the "New Text" Window that appears in the lower right, enter the mobile number (including area code) that you'd like to text. Type all 10 digits together — no spaces, hyphens, parentheses or any other marks are necessary.
3. Type your text in the message field and hit enter on your keyboard.
That's it! You'll get replies to your text messages in the lower right corner of your AOL Mail window.
Providers and Additional Details
We currently support these U.S. mobile service providers:
T-MobileBoost (1-way messaging only)
Virgin MobileUS Cellular
nTelos WirelessCentennial Cellular
Immix WirelessCellular One
Appalachian WirelessBluegrass Cellular
COM TMI WirelessGCI/Alaska DigiTel
Illinois ValleyInland Cellular
West CentralMetro PCS*
Additional Note: Sending and receiving text messages in AOL Mail is free, but charges may apply for the person you're texting — depending on his/her plan.
We do not support international number or landlines.
*Metro PCS: Messaging is only supported on select Metro PCS plans. If you use Metro PCS and you run into issues sending or receiving messages via AOL, please contact Metro PCS for more information.