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.