My Yahoo Won't Send an SMS

Written by dustin thornton
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Yahoo Messenger allows you to send instant messages from your PC to your friend's mobile phone delivered as SMS or text messages. Occasionally, however, the network will block the messages and the recipient will not receive the messages or you will receive an error message on your PC. To fix this problem you must unblock the specific Yahoo username from the network filter and reset the phone so that the recipient can receive the messages. This requires that the recipient send text messages from the phone that is blocking the messages.

Skill level:
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Instructions

  1. 1

    Unblock the Yahoo spam filter by sending a text message from the phone that is having trouble receiving messages to the number "92466" that says "unblock everybody." Alternatively you can choose to unblock a specific user by sending a text message that says "unblock (YahooUser)," replacing "(YahooUser)" with the username that you want to unblock.

  2. 2

    Reset the mobile device if you receive the "This number has chosen not to receive any text messages" error by sending a text message that says "unblock all" to the number "92466."

  3. 3

    Reset the mobile device if you receive the "Your friend must respond to one of your messages before you can send more" error by replying to your SMS with a message that says "sms (YahooUser) (message)," replacing "(YahooUser)" with the username that you want to unblock and "(message)" with a personalised message.

  4. 4

    Verify that the phone successfully reset by sending a SMS message from your Yahoo account to the reset phone. The phone should receive the message without a problem and you should receive no error message from Yahoo.

Tips and warnings

  • You can block a specific user by repeating step 1 and texting "block (YahooUser )" instead.
  • Standard SMS rates apply when sending messages to and from a phone using the Yahoo messenger. Check with your service provider for your particular SMS rate.

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