October 22, 2014

Funnier Ways to Say “Sent From My Smartphone”

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You’ve received plenty of emails that ended with “sent from my iPhone” or another mobile email signature.

Whatever your opinion of these generic signatures, they do serve a purpose. When communicating with clients and business contacts via mobile, you may end up sending emails with typos or formatting errors.  Your message may be brief and sound abrupt, versus friendly.

A mobile email signature lets people know why. You’re sending from a smartphone!  Ah … that explains it.

However, there are more creative ways to tell your contacts that you’re using a mobile device to communicate with them. Some business people have figured out how to have a little fun with those mobile email taglines.

Blaming Technology

Certain smartphone features, such as autocorrect and voice recognition, are meant to make your life easier. But at times  they do just the opposite. Your colleagues and clients can likely relate to these issues, so making a note about them in your signature can be both helpful and funny.

Ivana Taylor of DIY Marketers has an email signature on her phone that reads, “Excuse any typos – darn autocomplete!”

And Mike Blumenthal of Local University, has a mobile signature that accomplishes a similar task, while placing the blame on a different smartphone feature.  It reads, “Sent from a typical smartphone. If this is illiterate, it’s the voice recognition’s fault.”

Missy Ward, co-founder of Affiliate Summit and FeedFront magazine, also pokes fun at the potential for typos.  Hers reads, “Sent from my iPhone.  Random auto-corrects and typos are my special gift to you.”

Claiming Smartphone Ignorance

Sometimes it isn’t the phone’s fault. Sometimes it can just be more difficult to communicate on the go or with such a small device.

Matthew Goldfarb of Corporate Renegade has a signature that jokes, “sent from my almost always misspelling iPhone.”

Becky McCray, co-author of Small Town Rules, contributes one used by Sheila Scarborough, of Sheila’s Guide. It says, “Sent from my phone;  if there are typos I will still be quite annoyed at myself.”

Even Small Business Trends’ own Chief Operations Officer, Staci Wood, has joked about creating a mobile email signature to highlight her minimal smartphone knowledge.  She said if she could figure out how, she’d change hers to: “Apologies for any spelling errors – sent from my stupid ‘smart’ phone.”

Having Fun With Siri

Siri, in case you’re not aware, is the voice-enabled command prompt and answering feature that Apple calls “the intelligent personal assistant.”  It’s available on the latest iPhones and iPads. Some people like to have fun with Siri in their email signatures on their iPhones.

Deborah Shane, branding consultant, has an email footer that reads, “Sent from Siri, My Personal Assistant.”

Small business author and all-around funny guy, Barry Moltz, also has fun with Siri. His reads, “Sorry so short … the keys are small on the iPhone 4S.  Uh, oh..there are no keys. Maybe Siri can help.”

Random Acts of Email Taglines

Just because you have a smartphone with access to email doesn’t necessarily mean you should have to respond to every single thing right away.  Ramon Ray of SmallBizTechnology.com has a mobile signature that says, “from my phone (hopefully not while I’m driving or with my family).”  It pokes fun at the over-reliance many Americans have on their mobile devices. But it also lets contacts know that there are times he may not be able to respond right away.

Joel Libava, who has created a trademarked brand around the moniker “The Franchise King” manages to continue the brand emphasis in his email tagline.  His reads, “The Franchise King®, Joel Libava, sent this from his Royal Droid.”

Brent Leary, technology analyst, conveys that he’s an equal-opportunity technology user. His tagline says,  “Sent from my BlackBerry, … or iPhone.., or iPad… or… well you get the idea … .”

Making Jokes

But you don’t necessarily need to be specific about which device you use, for people to get the point. You can simply make a joke that lets people know you’re sending the email from your mobile device.

“Sent via carrier pigeon,” or “Sent from my rotary phone,” or “Sent from my payphone,” let people know that you’re communicating on your phone. But you’re making a joke about technology that isn’t misconstrued as snobby or exclusive.

On the other end of the spectrum, “Sent from my iPhone because I’m better than you,” or “Sent from my $400 smartphone,” poke fun at using certain mobile devices as status symbols. Just be aware that sarcastic email lines can be misinterpreted as gloating if others don’t “get” your humor.

What Mobile Email Signature Do YOU Use?

Have you come across any funny mobile signatures? Or do you use one yourself? Share it in the comments below – we want to hear!

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Annie Pilon - Staff Writer


Annie Pilon Annie Pilon is a staff writer for Small Business Trends, covering entrepreneur profiles and feature stories. She is a freelance writer specializing in marketing, social media, and creative topics. When she’s not writing for her various freelance projects or her personal blog Wattlebird, she can be found exploring all that her home state of Michigan has to offer.

47 Reactions

  1. Responding to emails from a smartphone is no excuse for typos. It gives the recipient the wrong impression and there’s plenty of time to correct yourself before you hit the button.

    I sent this from my smartphone

  2. I’m not sure if my phone is smart enough to send this message the way I typed it or not.

  3. I use this:-

    Sent from my iPhone, small keys, big fingers, almost blind

  4. Sent from my mobile device, plaese excuse any typos.

  5. Not a mobile, but I am strongly considering using the following signature, when sending emails from my notebook:

    “NOT sent from iPad, Surface Tab, Lenovo Yoga etc. but from my humble but ultra-efficient Fujitsu Lifebook”

  6. My email signature reads:
    Sent from my iphone which has a black cover and small blemish on the top-left of the screen.

  7. iSent from iPhone with iThumbs so iTypos.

  8. Mine reads…
    Sent from one of my many electronic toys,
    Spoiled Princess

  9. Bhanu Musunooru

    Sent by my android assistant, i bear no responsibility :)

  10. Sent from my iPhone, possibly auto-corrected. May be I don’t mean it.

  11. few years back… before the iphone era. Following is what I used.

    “You have been blackberried”

  12. As a geek in true form, my signatures state “Sent from my tricorder” :)

  13. - Sent from my unlocked iPad

  14. Sent from my pink iPad

  15. - Sent from my briPhone

  16. “Typed with two thumbs not 10 fingers”

  17. –Sent from my Android phone (cause iPhones are for losers!!)–”

    (PS. I don’t really think that.)

  18. Mine says “Sent from an iPhone” but I don’t own an iPhone! So.. go figure!

  19. Dictated but not read

  20. Sent from my Gameboy
    Sent from my ego.
    Sent from my Atari.. You better read, because the joystick has one button

  21. “Sent by mental telepathy” that makes them think, and worry…

  22. My email signature reads:
    Apologies for any alien typos* Sent from my out-of-this-world Galaxy.

  23. “Sent from my Verizon not-always-so-Smartphone, during a knife fight in a crashing helicopter above a Nicaraguan rainforest. As such, please forgive the brevity, the typos and the lack of nuance….. ;-)”

  24. “Message delivered by my R2 unit. Have you ever seen such devotion in a droid before?”

  25. “Sent from the chip in my skull”

  26. mine says: “Sent from the road. – Not all who wander are lost.”

  27. mine says: “Translated by my C3P0 droid, sent by my R2 unit”

  28. Mine says:
    – Sent from my phone to yours

  29. I usually mention something like “Sent from my TSR-80″ I loved that computer when I was younger.

  30. Mine says : “Sent using Windows Phone and certainly not iPhone”.

  31. “Sent from the fourth Galaxy”

  32. Sent form my Mobie Phone

  33. I just got one that made me laugh:

    “Sent using technologically translated smoke signals”

  34. “Sent from… this is not the droid you are looking for” yep, I am a geek :)

  35. “Sent from this Coconut Phone the Professor built in his hut.”

  36. –Sent from my portable telephone.

  37. This is my signature:

    Credits:
    Typos: iPod Touch
    Illiterate Wording: Auto-Correction

  38. My signature:

    Credits:
    Typos: iPod Touch
    Illiterate Wording: Auto-Correction

  39. Please excise spellchuck errors

  40. Mine reads: Sent from the forward command center of my nuclear powered submarine

  41. Sent from my wireless elf riding the wings of a solar storm…

  42. Sent from a confessional. Please forgive everything.

  43. Here is a great one. We live in China. I sent a text to a baker to order a birthday cake for my son. Happy Birthday was to be written on the cake in icing. Instead we got ‘Sent from iPhone’ on his 9th birthday cake!

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