This will show you how to send a short message from a computer via the Yahoo!™ website to a cell phone, including how to reply and accept replies which are received in chat format. This is free to send to cell phones in the United States.
Step 1: Www.yahoo.com
1. Go to www.Yahoo.com and click on the “Mail” button.
Step 2: Logging in or Creating a New Account
2. Log into your Yahoo email account. If you do not have a Yahoo account please skip to step 2-b.
a- For users who have not used their Yahoo account for some time, follow any prompts requested in order to begin sending SMS (for example, reactivating your account or selecting your country).
b- Click on ‘Create New Account’ button at the bottom of the log in screen. Follow Yahoo's instructions on how to create your new account. Continue to log in.
Step 3: Becoming Available
At the top left of the screen, in between your username and ‘Sign Out’ it will show your status as either ‘Available’, ‘Busy’, ‘Invisible’, or ‘Offline’. If your status is ‘Available’ then continue to the next step. If it is not, then click the down facing arrow next to your status and highlight the ‘Available” option from the drop down list.
Step 4: 'New'
Find the button titled “New” near the top left corner of the screen. It is next to the “Check Mail” button. Click the downward facing arrow on the “New” button. Follow any prompts Yahoo presents.
Step 5: 'New SMS/'text''
From the drop down list select the last option tab that says ‘Text Message (SMS)’ (or similarly listed option for older Yahoo versions).
Step 6: Typing in the Cell Phone Number
In the text bar under “Enter a mobile number or contact” type in the U.S. cell phone number, with area code, that you wish to send your SMS to. (At the top of the screen shot pictured ).