Yahoo Messenger

United States
January 4, 2007 12:00am CST
Do you ever contact friends by calling thier computers and talking live to them? I think this is an awesome feature. In order to do this you have to have speakers and a microphone. My hubby and I watch our grandchildren open gifts at Christmas and now as an added bonus we can call the computer to hear them and talk to them..........TY Yahoo for making life so much better.
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57 responses
• United States
4 Jan 07
This is a great feature. I haven't used it yet. But I might try it sometime in the gurture! Does it cost anything?
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• United States
4 Jan 07
It doesn't cost anything, At least I have never been charged for call from NY to PA. I am hoping to start calling more ppl. This might be a very good place to meet ppl and try to call them. Thank you for responding.
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• United States
5 Jan 07
Thanks for the info...
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@zipporah (151)
• Philippines
6 Jan 07
yeah!! i got 7 yahoo accounts.. i tried everything.. but let me give u a suggestion to try SKYPE where the audio is clearer than yahoo. (wink! wink!) PC to PC calls are for free but have u tried calling frm your yahoo to a mobile phone? or yahoo to a homephone.. it is possible and u will be charged like 1 cent per minute... skype also do that.. but when it ocmes to audio and video quality, skype is much better.. YAHOO is just popular
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• United States
7 Jan 07
With SKYPE can you call anywhere, Like I am in the USA, if I want to call someone over seas can I or will I be charged?
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@swarn47 (1706)
• India
4 Jan 07
I do use yahoo messenger and enjoy all its features. I have webcam, microphone, speakers, head phone. I use it whenever I need to talk to my relatives, friends, customers. It is very economical to use it. Other modes of communicating are costlier than this.
• United States
4 Jan 07
Thank you for responding, A web cam is on my to buy list this year.
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@jaizdeep (397)
• India
4 Jan 07
yeah you are absolutely true this is just a fantastic feature of yahooo it is just the cheapest and the easiest methods to talk to yor friends on phone the quality of voice is superb and its virtually free as the only expense is your internet account rest everything is just free there are no calls lost there is a voice mail service and the best thing is the voice quality which is very very good yahoo rocks!!
• Pakistan
4 Jan 07
i hadn't yet tried it. i was thinking it would react in a way as the conventional net confrencing usually behave. i mean slow and distorted voice its great to know .
• India
8 Jan 07
really yahoo messenger is a real revelation it has effected all of us in some way of the other.. i love yahoo and all his updates that really excites me
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@maxmathur (157)
• India
8 Jan 07
i have never tried that though i think that the security on the internet may be affected
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@Madruga (137)
• Romania
4 Jan 07
Y - mess is the only one that I use . And when I`m at school where we don`t have y-mess , we are on meebo , but meebo I don`t think that is used as primary for chating with someone . So , if may I return to the topic , Yahoo messenger is the best I think , even that it have some bugs that sometimes are little annoying . Anyway , the chatting thru microphone part is really awesome . For example if somebody let`s say close for me , is now in other country , well , the best way to talk with him for let`s say , Free! is y-mess . Of course , free I mean from PC-to-PC . But also the costs from PC-Cell Phone is really low starting from 0,01 / min . So ... and also the web camera is great to be there , but of course , out there are other strong companies too like MSN...
@sahergul (774)
• Pakistan
4 Jan 07
yah that really helpful ... you can use Skype as well for that.... its also so good where u can buy credit to call through, you just need to download the software from...www.skype.com
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• India
4 Jan 07
It's Really Nice that Yahoo is still Free.. It helps in connecting ppl all over the world
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• India
4 Jan 07
Yes i daily use yahoo messanger after i log on the computer and connect my net daily. I use to talk to my frnds on the messenger and we sometimes exchange some of the important files on the messanger. I used to take the info about them and about many things from the friends using yahoo messenger. Really it is a good feature and a true help to me.
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@mrioca (137)
• Romania
4 Jan 07
I have write an article about Messenger i think willhelp you to understand this yahoo mania. Yahoo! Messenger is a popular instant messaging client and protocol provided by Yahoo!. Yahoo! Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo! ID" which also allows access to other Yahoo! services, such as Yahoo! Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive new email. Yahoo! offers PC to PC telephone, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and chat rooms in various categories. In addition to instant messaging features similar to those offered by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) many unique features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows), address-book integration and Custom Status Messages. It was also the first major IM client to feature offline-messaging, BUZZing, music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. However, some of these features are not available on other platforms, such as Mac OS X. Yahoo! Messenger 2.5.3 for Mac, released in 2003, is the current stable version for Mac, and offers drastically fewer features than the Windows release. It has been reported to be quite buggy when run on the latest version of Mac OS X, and it is very primitive when compared to other messenging applications for Macintosh. However, in June of 2006, Messenger for Mac 3.0b1 was released as a beta, with a final version due later. This beta has a modernized interface when compared to the 2003 application which includes Avatars and display image viewing, BUZZ facility, and other similar features with the Yahoo! Messenger in Windows. However, it is still lacking advanced features like PC-to-PC call and address book capabilities. Yahoo! has announced a partnership with Microsoft to join their instant messaging networks. This would make Yahoo! Messenger compatible with Microsoft's .NET Messenger Service. It also made Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger compatible with Yahoo!'s Network. This change has taken effect as of July 13, 2006, - Yahoo! Messenger has integrated instant messaging with Windows Live Messenger users, and is fully functional.
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• India
4 Jan 07
i use it extensively
@slcsindia (117)
• Chennai, India
4 Jan 07
Yes. this is a very good and useful feature.Recently, my elder son has gone to America. Whenever we find time, we are talking with him through Yahoo messenger Phone by seeing him in the WebCam. So Yahoo is helping our family so close that we forgot the distance between India and America.
• India
4 Jan 07
ya buddy but also they should include 1 more feature in dis...... i.e of recoding d conversation....as it is very useful in both aspects
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• Philippines
4 Jan 07
yeah, i used the internet to contact my friends but I don't use YM for this.. i usually use Skype.. skype has better voice quality
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@annieroos (1846)
• United States
4 Jan 07
Yes i have used this.. its an awsome thing and very useful.. and a great way to keep in touch with loved ones.. I love it..
@shilpa28k (1738)
• India
4 Jan 07
Very true.
• India
4 Jan 07
yes, even i would like to thank yahoo for the lovely feature. I can talk to my friends who are abroad..
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@bugbaby (1788)
• Indonesia
4 Jan 07
Yes this is very awsome future, we can talk with friends, parents or maybe your relation bussiness using yahoo messenger. and I think it's very cheaper then telephone if you use yahoo and talk with him using voice. I used yahoo since 2000 and until now i'm still exist in yahoo. My id's always standby from 8 am until 8 pm. I can do anything there.
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• India
14 Jan 07
hey this is one of thebest features tht yahoo offers. talkin to our frnds and relatives live on cam is far more cheap than any of the std and isd call facilities and on top of tht we get to see the other person too.. i have my sister stayn at us and we talk to her everyday via webcam and mic..this is fun too we staying at india have seen her whole home.everyday we get to see her and seee her children grow up in front of us.even she feels happpy luking at mom dad every day. i completely agree with u tht yahoo messengr needs a big THANKYOU!!