Yahoo! Messenger

Instant Messaging on the go

Yahoo! Messenger is now on your mobile phone! Chat away with your Yahoo! chums no matter where you - or they - are. Based on the normal SMS system, you can enjoy this service on any Maxis-connected phone you are currently using.

Each Instant Message sent via while logged into Yahoo! Messenger for SMS: RM0.30*

*Subject to any promotional rates by Maxis.

For further details on how to get connected, check out http://asia.yahoo.com/mobile.

Which option would you like to select?

Sign in/out

 

Sign in from your mobile phone

<Body copy>SMS in<space><your Yahoo! ID><space><your password in lowercase> to 32235

Once successfully signed in, you will receive a list of your online friends. Your status message will appear to users on the PC version of Yahoo! Messenger as "I'm on SMS".

Click here for more information.

Sign-out

SMS out to 32235

Automatic sign-out

If you're signed in, but don't use the SMS service for a week, you will automatically be signed out and sent a free SMS message inviting you to sign in again. You have to sign in again the next time you want to use this service.

Offline messages will be archived and retrieved the next time you log on to Yahoo! Messenger on your computer. Archived messages will not be sent to you via SMS.

Get friend list

 

View Friend List and Friend Code

The Friend List is a list of your Yahoo! Messenger Friends and their Friend Code. The Friend Code lets you send messages to your Yahoo! Messenger Friends via SMS faster. You don't have to type out their whole Yahoo! ID when sending a message. You automatically receive the beginning of your Friends List at no charge each time you sign in.

View more of your Friend List

If your Friend List is too big for one SMS message (160 characters), the first Friend List message will tell you how many of your Friends are displayed in the message. For example, if only 7 of your 100 Yahoo! Messenger Friends' IDs fit in the SMS message, the message will say "7 of 100" at the top of the message.

To receive more of your Friend List, SMS more to 32235.

View online friends

To receive a list of online friends, SMS get to 32235.

View all friends

To receive a list of friends with the same first letter in their IDs, SMS get<space><letter> to 32235.

View online friends by their first letter

To receive a list of friends with the same first letter in their IDs, SMS get<space><letter> to 32235.

Send/receive messages

 

Send a message to a friend

SMS to<space><Friend Code, ID or email><space><message>to 32235

Receive messages

You will receive all instant messages from your Yahoo! Messenger friends as SMS messages on your mobile when signed in.

Reply a message

Just use the SMS reply function on your phone, type your message and send the message. The message will automatically be sent to the sender of the original message.

Add/delete friends

 

Add a friend

SMS add<space><your friend's Yahoo! ID> to 32235

 


Delete a friend

SMS del<space><your friend's Yahoo! ID> to 32235

Authorisation requests

 

Authorisation requests for your Friend List

You will get an authorisation request when someone wants to add you to his or her Friend List.


Accept a request

Reply the message with y


Accept a request and add a friend

Reply the message with a


Deny a request

Reply the message with d

Quick reference

 

Quick reference card

You can print and cut out this quick reference card of all SMS commands for you to refer to anytime you are unsure of the right command to use.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Yahoo! Messenger for SMS?

This is a joint service between Yahoo! Messenger and Maxis to allow subscribers to send and receive instant messages through their mobile phone.

Do I need to be a member of Yahoo! Messenger?

This is a joint service between Yahoo! Messenger and Maxis to allow subscribers to send and receive instant messages through their mobile phone.Yes, in order for you to be able to send, receive and reply messages, you need to sign up with Yahoo! Messenger online.
Yes, in order for you to be able to send, receive and reply messages, you need to sign up with Yahoo! Messenger online.

Go to http://asia.yahoo.com/
And then click the Sign Up button at the right.

 

 

Choose your User name and password. Follow the instructions online.

You will need the following to use Yahoo! Messenger for SMS:-

a Yahoo! ID & Password to sign in to Yahoo! Messenger
A Maxis connected phone with SMS capabilities.
People on your Yahoo! Messenger Friends List.

 

Will the receiver get the message from Yahoo! Messenger? What will the recipient see in his mobile phone?

Yes, the receiver will get the message from Yahoo! Messenger. The message from the sender will be reflected on the recipient's mobile phone.

If the recipient has not log on to Yahoo! Messenger, will he get the message under the off-line message box?

Yes, but you can only get the message on your PC and not when you login through the phone.
Any offline messages will be archived and retrieved the next time you log on to Yahoo! Messenger on your computer. Archived messages will not be sent to you via SMS.

Can I use this service internationally?

Yahoo! Messenger for SMS is an excellent way of keeping in touch with friends, family & co-workers around the world. You can exchange Instant Messages with any Messenger Friends when you are signed in to Yahoo! Messenger for SMS on your Maxis mobile phone, no matter where they are located or how they are connected, by PC or mobile phone.

Yahoo! Messenger for SMS is also very convenient for travellers wanting to stay in touch with their Friends while they are out of the country.

How will I be charged for the SMS that I send from my mobile?

Each SMS sent to Yahoo! Messenger will be charged RM0.30. To send messages from the PC (Yahoo! Messenger application) is free.

Do I have to log on to Yahoo! Messenger every time I send a message?

Yes, you will need to log on to Yahoo! Messenger if you want to send and receive messages (phone or PC) from your Yahoo! Messenger buddies.

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