Most, if not all mobile carries have “SMS Gateways” that an take in an email message and deliver them to their customer as text messages. This works also with mms messages.
That seems simple, doesn’t it! It is if you know the carrier the recipient’s phone is on, along with their phone number. Below are a few I have found:
AT&T Wireless (Formerly Cingular): email@example.com
AT&T Wireless (Formerly Cingular): firstname.lastname@example.org
Sprint (PCS): email@example.com
Sprint (Nextel): firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve found a larger List of SMS Gateways. This may be more up to date and consisting of a larger number of phone carriers.