It is very easy to send free sms without any advertisements using yahoo mail’s inbuilt chat system. Following is the detailed tutorial on sending ad free sms using yahoo mail –
1. Log into yahoo mail. Then sign into the yahoo mail in built chat feature. To do this, click on the status message (It is next to your welcome message, say, Hi Chris) on the top left part of the yahoo mail interface and choose Available.
2. Click on New -> Text Message(SMS) or simply press t, to open the converstaion tab.
3. Type the mobile number of your friend in the the text box. Yahoo will automatically start suggesting the number if it is already added in your contacts, like this,
If it doesn’t suggests anything then it means that the number is not in your contacts. But it doesn’t matter if the receiver is in your contacts or not. Just type the phone number and message, and click on send. Your sms will be sent immediately.
Note 1 – Don’t forget to include the area code while typing the phone number.
Note 2 – The maximum length for a sms is 158 characters which includes spaces as well. It is actually a short messaging service. ;)
Note 3 – This feature is free but you can send maximum five messages to a person until he replies. The quota for the five messages starts again once the contact replies you. The replies will be available in the conversation area, like this,
Note 4 – The pricing of replying to a message depends on your mobile service provider.
Note 5 – At the time of writing, this service is available only in India, Philippines, Canada, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, U.S. and Malaysia.
Note 6 – In India, the following operators are supported,
- Reliance CDMA
- Reliance GSM
That’s it. Enjoy!