Send Free SMS to India and Abroad From Yahoo! Messenger

If you are a Yahoo! Messenger user, you can send free SMS to your friends’ mobile phone, and receive their replies as well.

In India, you can send an SMS to Aircel, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular, MTNL, Reliance India Mobile, BPL, Loop Mobile, Tata, Spice Punjab and Spice Karnataka mobile users.

To continue receiving SMS from you, the mobile user needs to reply to at least one of the three SMS sent by you from your Yahoo! Messenger. Each message can contain upto 143 characters.

You can also send SMS to the following countries and the respective operators’ mobile users:

Country Mobile Operators
Argentina Telecom Personal
Australia Vodafone, Telstra, Orange
Bolivia Entel Movil
Canada Rogers, Fido, Telus
Hong Kong Hutchison
Indonesia Telkomsel, Excelcom, Bakrie, Mobile8, Hutch3, Indosat
Kuwait Wataniya
Malaysia Celcom, Digi, Maxis, Tmtouch
Pakistan Mobilink
Philippines Smart, Globe Telecom, Sun Cellular
Singapore M1, Starhub
Thailand Dtac, AIS Thailand
United States AT&T, Cingular, Verizon, T-Mobile, Alltel, Nextel, Sprint, US Cellular, Virgin
Vietnam Mobifone, Viettel, Vinaphone, S-fone, HT Mobile, EVN

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If you receive a message on your phone from a user who you would like to ignore, reply to it with just the word “block” in your message.

The following commands are also possible from your mobile phone when you receive a message from Yahoo! Messenger.

SMS Message Commands from Your Cell Phone, to 58242

Function Text Message Command
Block a user block YahooID
Block everybody block all
Unblock a user unblock YahooID
Unblock everybody unblock all
Reset a user reset YahooID

Send the commands from your mobile phone to 58242. When you respond to messages sent from a PC to your mobile phone, use the Reply option on your phone, as you do in regular text messaging.

Illustration – Send SMS Text Message from Yahoo! Messenger

To send SMS from Yahoo messenger download the latest version of Yahoo! Messenger and follow the steps given below.

1. Open Yahoo Messenger window. In the menu, go to Actions -> Send an SMS Message…

2.  You can select an existing contact with a mobile number from My Contacts tab

3. Otherwise you can type in the mobile phone number in Other Contact tab. The number should be typed in International Telephone number format. That is, start with a + followed by country code, area code if any, and cell phone number. In India, it would be +91 followed by 10 digit mobile number.

4. You get a new SMS window, just like your regular Yahoo chat window. Type in your message, not more than 143 characters and hit Send.  You can send the message from any of your Yahoo profile identity.

In order to continue the conversation your friend need to reply to the message from his cell phone.

Reference: Yahoo! India Mobile

121 Comments

  1. yahoo sms is good when you aren’t blocked… receiver of sms should not have to reply in order to continue receiving sms from someone. I send sms to my son every day… he doesn’t answer them.. but enjoys getting them a lot and after 3 messages, yahoo blocks you from sending… NO ONE SHOULD BLOCK A TEXT MESSAGE BUT THE RECEIVER OF THAT MESSAGE… I wish yahoo would STOP blocking messages to a user..

  2. i would like to send a free sms to my husband,he is now working in Qatar..but i can’t find any sites that sends sms free 2 Qatar..so anybody here….please tell me….

  3. hii,,,,i want to send free sms from my pc to mobile in australia..plz suggest me website for this purpose..i will be thankful to you…

  4. I want to send sms to BSNL, Idea, Airtel, Vodafone, Hutch, Reliance, Virgin, Tata Indicom, Uninor users in india (Gujarat) . What r the basic requirements for sending sms to this nos. from computer.

  5. hello everyone..anybody please help ..i got a vodafone sim card with me in kuwait ..and im trying to send sms to india number but it always showing me check operator service??and i tried changing network to zain,wataniya manually and also changed the message center no but still the same ..can anyone can help me out please…and yeh i can receive but i cant sent!!!!plz help

  6. I am an idea cellular SIM card user.I am currently using Yahoo messanger on my mobile to SMS my husband in U.S.A.I want to know if there are any mobile charges for this service.Is it alrite if i stay logged on the entire time on my mobile,without being charged?

  7. Hey all.Actually I wanted to inquire if my cable connection provider ,so called Ortel Communications would charge me extra money for send messages via Messenger to other countries .

    Awaiting a quick and accurate reply.Thanks in advance 🙂

  8. Dear Sir,

    Can someone tell me how to sms from outside the country to SMS number 59090 in India. This is not a regular number – so what is the procedure. Thks.

  9. i would like to send a free message to my husband he’s working in kuwaiti i am register 160by2 site but the msg cannot send wat is the reason the no is 96555216081 pls help me.

    • hi,indu, this is Rihaan From Kuwait, the main reason that doesn’t reach the message to your husband is the network of Viva line (55216081) is very bad sometimes, so don’t worry and try again and try again, if you still doesn’t then send the mail to the 160by2 site organization, then they can solve your problem.

      bye,

  10. Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am staying in india. I want send unlimited sms through PC to Malaysia digi mobile, Is it possible to send sms ?

  11. Please advise whether I can send unlimited SMS’s to India mobile from Yahoo Messenger and what is the Cost of this service? Thanks a lot,JM

  12. Hi! I wants to send unlimited no. ofsms text (and if possible picture) (not Multimedia) message to indian mobile numbers for absolutly free i.e. neither i nor the reciever of the message have to pay. Please suggest me two sites, one on which I could create account ( i.e. could register myself ) and other from which i could just sms without being registered. Remember that it should be absolutly FREE for BOTH the SENDER (i.e. me) and the RECIEVER. Please reply soon, I am waiting for you. THANKS

  13. Want to get registered to send free sms to mobiles from Yahoo , but could not get myself registered for the past 3 hrs.

    Avadhesh.

  14. How can I get myself registered with Yahoo to send sms free to mobile phones in India and Abroad . I have been trying for the same for the last 2 hours.
    Avadhesh.

  15. when i try to send sms via yahoo msenger it says this number is not being served by yahoo what should i do ? help i need to send msgs through yahoo only

  16. hey ppl..stop talkin of using all these noobie gui stuffs…anyone interested in preparing a perl script to send sms to any mobile free using gateway??

  17. I am using yahoo SMS service to send SMS in India. When i use new SMS and type +91 followed by 10 digit number, I get an error “please enter valid mobile number”. why?

  18. im reciving sms from yahoo messenger i don’t know the user and he is sending some nonsense sms with profanity in it so i would like to block or stop reciving sms from him…… plz help and is their any source from were i can know about him/her i don’t know exactly who is he/she the id is vinit_arora2009: this is the id from whom i recive the sms …… plz help i want to get rid of he/she as soon as possible……..

  19. I can send sms to Airtel India, but friend of mine can’t reply sms. they’re getting 4 -5 digit number, when they try to reply it doesn’t come through me?

  20. want to sent sms to UAE mobile number. So how can I give that number (number is 0097150xxxxxxx). Please help..

  21. guys this is d best website i think to send sms within india free of cost without letting others know ur mobile number.just go thru it ,it may help u. Hope it may suffice u.byee happy holi

  22. i am the reliance netconnect data card use, is there any charge to send sms pc to mobile through yahoo messenger:javed

  23. I was having the same problems about getting the message:

    Yahoo! Messenger cannot send SMS messages to this mobile number: (the number)

    It was because you have to have the new version of Yahoo messenger. I downloaded it and it works like a charm! :oD

  24. Hi , I did exactly what was mentioned here and some other sites and exchanged about 30 sms’s in 15days from my friends. I have a BSNL internet connection at home (Wireless set up also) and my telephone bill for the month was 5700/- . Could anyone tell me is this because of the sms’s that i sent ? My bill shows all the cell numbers that I used for this purpose.

    I guess there is also a certain limit on the video downloads and stuff…i watched a few (infact very few) videos online (3mins each at max. )

    PS: I reside in Hyd, India and sent SMS’s to friends in Hyd who have Airtel mobiles.
    Thanks,
    Aparna

  25. Hello Sir, i want to send fress sms in foreign like, aus, canada, and uae. so plz tell me the site name, or link so that i can send free sms to in foreign. I will wait for your positive response.

    Have a nice day

  26. hi everyone
    Whenever i try this I get a message like Yahoo Messenger cannot send SMS messages to this mobile number (the Number), Find out why? If you know why this is happening can u pls let me know? My email ad is [email protected]
    thanks in advance

  27. i am unable to send reply rom my mobile to the person who sends me message thru yahoo messenger 🙁

    can anyone help me on this

  28. Thanks for the useful information and now we can use the text message via messenger; but we cannot keep those message copy to in our conversation. Does yahoo have any facility on that to save the text message from pc to mobile. Kindly guide and thanks for your online support.

  29. sorry,
    for above i mean it is very good to send free messeges from yahoo messenger to any mobile but its like dreadfull dream when it give the messege of charges

  30. it is very to send messeges from yahoo messenger but I also afraid of charges and the other it is free of cost i do not understand perfect please give some sugestions.

  31. I tried sending message to my brothers mobile from yahopo Messenger and he received it. When he replied to that message, I am not getting it on my mobile or Yahoo Messenger?? Where has the reply gone???? Idea charged Rs.3/- for the reply??? But where is the reply ????? Really Funny???

  32. hey guyz the new version of yahoo messenger does not have the option of send an sms message…
    i have tried using the shortcut that is CTRL+T but nothing happens…
    old versions of yahoo messenger use to give the facility but not the new ones…
    can plz tell me the way out or some other way to send sms using yahoo messenger..!!
    thanx

  33. Plz. Tell me who i download yahoo messanger with voice 8.0 (site name) and .how i send unlimited text message on mobile in india by yahoo messanger

  34. i would like to send a free message to my husband he’s working in dubai i did add the + sign before the phone numberi got the error message. pls help me.

  35. whenever i tried to do sms from yahoo messenger latest version it always gives an error “messege can not be sent at this time” what does it mean . how this error could rectify

  36. I am trying to send sms from USA to cell fone in India and have used the +91number but all it says is that fone number cannot receive sms at this time. When is send with my regular cell it goes thru..what could be the problem? I have been trying periodically for the past few hours : : 😡

  37. Hi Ravi, Thx for your reply, yes, i was able to send a message to India by adding the + sign upfront. Thank you!!

  38. i tried to sms in singpore to one of my fren using M1 network. but yahoo mesg. fails to send.i even used the country’s code (+65). but failed. how can i send my sms????

  39. 1. i just wanted to know whether it wil cost if i send text message to mobile from yahoo messenger???

    2. Can i send text message to abroad without any cost?? please do reply for my qureies

  40. Hi! I wants to send unlimited no. ofsms text (and if possible picture) (not Multimedia) message to indian mobile numbers for absolutly free i.e. neither i nor the reciever of the message have to pay. Please suggest me two sites, one on which I could create account ( i.e. could register myself ) and other from which i could just sms without being registered. Remember that it should be absolutly FREE for BOTH the SENDER (i.e. me) and the RECIEVER. Please reply soon, I am waiting for you. THANKS

    😯 🙂

  41. HI!
    can anybody help me and give a hint where to find a free sms gate from POLAND to Saudii Arabia? I`d be eternally grateful. thx in advance.
    K.

  42. 😎 Hi! I wants to send unlimited no. ofsms text (and if possible picture) (not Multimedia) message to indian mobile numbers for absolutly free i.e. neither i nor the reciever of the message have to pay. Please suggest me two sites, one on which I could create account ( i.e. could register myself ) and other from which i could just sms without being registered. Remember that it should be absolutly FREE for BOTH the SENDER (i.e. me) and the RECIEVER. Please reply soon, I am waiting for you. THANKS

  43. Hi all,

    I see that many of u r wondering why you cannot send msgs to ur contacts of yahoo msngr. The reason is that you can send max 2 msg to any particular contact. After that he/she should reply to ur msg & then only u can send more msgs to that particular mobile no.

    Hope it solves query for some of u

    Enjoy,
    Sandeep

  44. Thanks Dude!!! that was really useful. I did not know that we can do this. There are so many friends sending me SMS from india to USA. For them it is free, for us they charge, so i did not know how to respond. This helps. Thanks.

  45. Whenever i try this i get a msg like “Yahoo! Messenger cannot send SMS messages to this mobile number: (only two of mumbai airtel number ,others it goes)*. Find out why” If you know why this is happening can u plz let me know? My email is [email protected]
    Thanks in advance!

  46. I would like to send a free message to Kanya but I can’t.Please help me yahoo to be able to send sms through yahoo messenger to Kenya.My preffered phone companies are Safaricom and Celtel

  47. hi kuma,
    even i had the same problem. i think u can sms a number only upto 2 or three times. after that if u dnt receive a reply from that number then u get the error “Phone number cannot receive SMS messages at this time”..pls ask the other person to reply…may be ur problem will get solved. i am not sure about this becoz i havnt received a reply for the sms i sent..but whenever i sms a new number it works. in rediff bol also u need to get a reply for sending further sms. bye..

  48. i think , nobody can resolve this prob .Phone number cannot receive SMS messages at this time. Becouse YM also didnt know why this prob hapen.
    Nothing best answer from Yahoo

  49. i cant send sms messages through Yahoo Messenger eigher.
    but the error message i recieved is different from that of Rena, prabhakaran and saptarshi.

    “Phone number 63*** cannot receive SMS messages at this time.”

    this is the error message.
    did anyone recieve the same one?
    does anyone know how to resolve this?

  50. Whenever i try this i get a msg like “Yahoo! Messenger cannot send SMS messages to this mobile number: (the number) Find out why” If you know why this is happening can u plz let me know?

  51. For people who are getting the error
    “Yahoo! Messenger cannot send SMS messages to this mobile number: (the number)*. Find out why”

    You must have forgotten to put the + sign in the beginning of the country code. + allows international dialing, so you need this. Anyway, just add the + sign and try it.

    bye
    Ravi

  52. Whenever i try this i get a msg like “Yahoo! Messenger cannot send SMS messages to this mobile number: (the number)*. Find out why” If you know why this is happening can u plz let me know? My email is [email protected]
    Thanks in advance!

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