The Messenger application from Yahoo! has now a new feature for mobile phones that allows you to send free SMS to your contacts directly from your Messenger list.
The SMS feature lets you send text messages to your friends right from Yahoo! Messenger. Just type in a friend’s mobile phone number, compose your message just like a regular instant message, then hit Send. Your friend will receive your text message on his phone, and his reply will come back to you in Yahoo! Messenger.
It’s free to send SMS messages from Yahoo! Messenger to your friends (and to receive their replies). However, your friends may incur data charges from their mobile carrier for receiving and replying to your messages.
Yahoo! Messenger supports SMS messaging for the following countries and carriers:
- United States: AT&T, Alltel, Nextel (including Sprint), Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile
- Canada: Rogers, Fido, Telus
- India: Vodaphone Essar, Airtel, Aircel, Spice, Escotel, Reliance, BPL, BSNL, IDEA, MTNL
- Indonesia: XL, Indosat, Hutch 3, Telkomsel
- Malaysia: Celcom, DiGi, Maxis
- Philippines: Globe, Smart
- Thailand: AIS, DTAC
- Vietnam: Mobifone, Viettel, Vinaphone, S-Fone, HT, EVN
- Kuwait: Wataniya
- Pakistan: Mobilink
You can use this feature accessing the next address: m.yahoo.com/messenger.