I have searched Gmail to see if there is a way to receive a text notification when I receive email. Can't find anything. I usually rely on an AOL account to send me a text but for some reason it has stopped today. I would think if AOL offered it, it would be a snap for Gmail to do.
I find a text is handy in case I am away from Wi-fi or have my data turned off. I have a business email account connected to my website that usually forwards my emails to the AOL account which up till today, worked fine but I could also have those emails forwarded to my Gmail account if they offered a text notification.