How do I send text messages to a mobile device using AOL Desktop v10.1?

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How do I send text messages to a mobile device using AOL Desktop v10.1?

AOL Desktop v10.1 allow you to send text messages to your buddies' mobile phones and keep in touch with them even while they're away from their PC. Your buddy needs to register to receive messages on their mobile devices. Check out the steps below to begin texting your buddies!

Note: If images in this article are different from what you see on your computer, you do not have the latest version of AOL Desktop v10.1 software. Please install the latest version of AOL Desktop v10.1 software.

1. Double-click your buddy's name in the Buddy List® window.

2. Click the Or send a mobile text message link beneath your buddy's name, or the TXT Msg button at the bottom left of the IM window.

Tip: You may also select a buddy in your Buddy List, and hit Alt+T on your keyboard to get to the text message screen.

3. If you've stored your buddy's mobile phone number in your Address Book, the number should automatically pop up in the [ screen name] 's mobile number box. If not, you may simply key in the number.

4. Now, type a message to your buddy in the text box, and click Send. Your buddy will receive your message in a few moments.

Notes:

  • Each text message is limited to 135 characters.
  • Your buddy may be charged by their mobile service provider for every text message they receive and send. This charge is dependent upon the price plan provided by the service provider.

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Last updated: 10-30-2012
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