Sending Free Text Messages with Yahoo! Messenger

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How to Send Free Text Messages from Yahoo

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Want to learn how to send free text messages with Yahoo Messenger? Our handy guide will have you sending free text messages to friends and family in just three easy steps!

To get started, select the “Action” tab at the top of the Yahoo! Messenger window, then select “Send an SMS Message.” Yahoo! Messenger users can also press “Ctrl” + “T” on their keyboards to launch free text messaging on Yahoo. Reproduced with permission of Yahoo! Inc. ©2008 Yahoo! Inc. YAHOO! and the YAHOO! logo are registered trademarks of Yahoo! Inc.

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Selecting a Free Text Message Receipient on Yahoo!

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By performing the previous action with the Yahoo! Messenger contact highlighted, Yahoo! will ask you to enter their cell phone number the first time you contact that person through the free text messaging feature. Once you have entered their telephone number, pressing “Ok” will save the number for future use. Reproduced with permission of Yahoo! Inc. ©2008 Yahoo! Inc. YAHOO! and the YAHOO! logo are registered trademarks of Yahoo! Inc.

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Enter Your Yahoo! Contact's Cell Number

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By performing the action in the first step without a Yahoo! Messenger contact highlighted, Yahoo! will ask you to choose either selecting from a list of available contacts with cell numbers already stored or to enter the telephone number of the person you’d like to reach. Select “Other Contact” and begin entering that contact’s cell phone number to continue. Click “Ok” when you are done. Reproduced with permission of Yahoo! Inc. ©2008 Yahoo! Inc. YAHOO! and the YAHOO! logo are registered trademarks of Yahoo! Inc.

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Sending Your Free Text Message

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An IM window will appear addressed to your Yahoo! Messenger contact’s cell phone. Enter text as you normally would a Yahoo! IM, and press “Send” to send your free text message. Note: Your contacts will likely incur charges for each text message received by their cell carrier. This feature is free to use for the send. Reproduced with permission of Yahoo! Inc. ©2008 Yahoo! Inc. YAHOO! and the YAHOO! logo are registered trademarks of Yahoo! Inc.