SMS — Send text messages to mobile phones
Instantly reach your friends, wherever they are.
The SMS feature lets you send text messages to your friends' mobile phones right from Yahoo Messenger. Just type in a friend's mobile phone number, compose your message like you would a regular instant message, then hit Send. Your friend will receive your text message on their phone, and their replies come back to you in Yahoo Messenger.
It's free to send SMS messages from Yahoo Messenger to your friends (and to receive their replies). However, your friends may incur data charges from their mobile carrier for receiving and replying to your messages.
Yahoo Messenger supports SMS messaging for the following countries and carriers:
- United States: AT&T, Alltel, Nextel (including Sprint), Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile
- Canada: Rogers, Fido
- India: Vodaphone Essar, Airtel, Spice, Escotel, Reliance
- Indonesia: XL, Indosat, Hutch 3, Telkomsel, Mobile-8, Bakrie, Smart
- Malaysia: Celcom, DiGi
- Philippines: Globe, Smart, Sun
- Thailand: AIS, DTAC
- Vietnam: Mobifone, Viettel, Vinaphone, S-Fone, EVN, Vietnamobile, Beeline
- Kuwait: Wataniya
- Pakistan: Mobilink