Many of you veteran Verizon users may know that you can receive a text message sent from someone's email client to your "Verizon number" @vtext.com. I didn't know this until I recently wanted to set up text message alerts for my Ebay sales. I had forgot to change my old tmomail address at Ebay.
Your Verizon text email address is your 10 digit number XXXXXXXXXX@vtext.com. You can receive the test message from anyones email.
You can also send the text message from Verizons Verizon Vtext center. Your account charges apply for messages received. This is a simple and easy way to receive messages on the go from people that can't direct text message.