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Send text messages with Yahoo Messenger

Stop worrying about your SMS Bills! Now send unlimited free SMS with Yahoo Messenger to your buddies across the globe.

Add your contact's mobile number

  1. Click on the "display image" of a contact on your Messenger List.
  2. Click Contact Details.
    -The "contact details" dialog box opens.
  3. Include the country dialing code. For example, a phone number in the US would begin with +1 (example, +1-555-555-5555).

Once you have added your contact's mobile information, you can send a text message from the main Yahoo Messenger window, from a Conversation window, or from Contact Details.

Send text from the main Yahoo Messenger window

  1. Select the contact you'd like to send a message to.
  2. In the Messenger window, click Actions | select Send SMS Message.
  3. Type your message and click Send.

Send text from a conversation window

  1. Double-click the contact you'd like to send a message to.
    -A conversation window opens.
  2. Click Actions | select Send SMS Message.
  3. Type your message and click Send.

Send text from Contact Details

  1. Click on the "display image" of a contact on your Messenger List.
  2. Click the SMS icon.
  3. Type your message and click Send.

Additional texting information

  • For your friend to successfully receive an SMS, your friend has to have a service provider supported by Yahoo.
  • Your friends' wireless carriers might charge fees for both receiving and sending text messages on their mobile devices. The types and amounts of those fees are specific to their carrier and their phone plan. Your friends should contact their wireless carriers to find out what fees apply to them.

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