|Actually guys, depending on your provider, she may be able to text from her laptop without using a phone number or modem.|
My cell provider has an email address I can use to text from my PC using a format as follows:
To find out if your cell provider has something like this setup, you'd need to call their support line.
I've noticed that smart phones cannot reply to these types of texts as they open a "chat" style window and it doesn't work. But for regular phones, they can reply.
I use this with a couple of the scripts I have monitoring important connections in my network. If the connection(s) go down, the script emails me and sends me a text so I know immediately.
It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.