On my old (non smartphone) I was able to send a text message to my email address. I simply went to contact and chose my email as the recipient. Now, in the Thunderbolt, when you go to messages and contact list it doesn't even show you anything entered in the email field. I was going to enter the email address as a phone number but when entering a contact it doesn't give you a QWERTY keyboard to enter with.
Any ideas on how I can send a text message easily to an email address?