Instant Messaging

Instant Messaging

There are several great ways to connect instantly and communicate in real-time with friends and family using Instant Messaging (IM) on your U.S. Cellular® phone.

IM via Text Messaging 

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Mobile AIM® - IM Forwarding

IM Forwarding is a great way to keep the conversation flowing, no matter where you are. You can forward instant messages to your cell phone when you're away from your computer and reply directly to the message as a Text Message. Plus your buddies will know that you're online while using your mobile phone. There's no download required for this service. Simply set up IM Forwarding by registering with AOL Mobile and following the set up instructions.



Accessing the Mobile AIM service through Text Messaging works just like standard Text Messaging, but instead of receiving messages from a mobile phone number, you receive Text Messages from a short code. This will be a 6 digit number followed by your buddies' username.

Sound complicated? It isn't! Check out these easy instructions on using AIM TXT. You'll learn how to:

  • Seeing who is online
  • How to send an IM to a buddy
  • Signing On and Off
  • Update your availability

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Yahoo®! Messenger For SMS

Yahoo! Messenger for SMS allows you to access features of Yahoo! Messenger on your phone through text messaging (SMS). You don't need a data plan - with Yahoo! Messenger for SMS, you can sign in, sign out, send, receive and reply to messages through your existing text messaging plan.

Check out how to set up Yahoo! Messenger for SMS by visiting Yahoo! Mobile Services.

Standard Text Messaging rates apply when using IM Forwarding, AIM® TXT and Yahoo!® Messenger

IM for Smartphones 

U.S. Cellular offers you three Smartphone solutions to choose from - AndroidTM, BlackBerry® and Windows® Phone. All Smartphones come with pre-loaded Instant Messaging Services so you can communicate the way you want. And you can download additional IM apps - many for free - from the application stores available on each type of device.


easyedgeSM To Go 

easyedge To Go gives you access to the top IM communities all in the palm of your hand.

Simply sign up for an easyedge plan and download the easyedge To Go application. Links to IM mobile sites are listed under E-mail/IM when you launch the application.

Best of all, easyedge To Go is free when you sign up for an unlimiited easyedge plan.

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