HowTo: Setup Sony Ericsson for MSN, Yahoo, AOL Messenger

Posted: August 25, 2008 in Howto
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W810 along with a lot of other phones have an option under messages called “My Friends”. This service is an excellent option to connect to your messenger service without running a third party application.

Here is how to do it,

  1. Register at Yamigo.com [there are other services like mobjab.com etc. offering the same service. Check out this wiki for more details]
    • This is a mobile messaging service that lets you import your contacts to the yamigo server and then chat with them from your phone
    • After completing registration, go to the link “user details” on their home page and insert your MSN, Yahoo! or AOL login details
    • If you wish to see your full contact list on your phone then make sure to check the option “fetch contacts”. Then you can see both online and offline contacts. Otherwise you will only see the online ones
    • If you can, donate a little something for them. They are running a free service without any support from anyone
  2. On your SE phone go to Menu>Messaging>My Friends>More>Settings. Then make the following changes
    • Click Server Setting and put in the following
      • Username: <your Yamigo username>
      • Password: <your Yamigo Password>
      • Server: http://www.yamigo.com/wv/control
      • Internet Profile: <Your Internet profile> (not WAP, all GrameenPhone users to use GP-Internet)
    • The Other options are self explanatory
    • Click done and you are good to go
    • Now you can login to your messenger service by selecting login from the My Friends menu
  3. Important note: “My Friends” will keep using bandwidth if you are constantly logged in, but it is quite minimal. Since Yamigo is a free service they might shut down any day if they don’t get new funding. Keep that in mind as well. Some carriers in some country allow IMPS messaging through their own servers. Contact your carrier for details on how to use them.
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Comments
  1. […] Direct access to messenger service with all day login […]

  2. Fayas says:

    Recently i brought sony ericsson w960i but it’s nice and fring software is not working it’s says “Connection not establish” Any body know how to resolved this problem…. i need it vry badly pls help on this

  3. ledja says:

    am having the same problem can you help me if you get aany solution

  4. drabir says:

    To fayas and ledja,

    which profile are you using for connecting? Without knowing the settings you are using, it is impossible to troubleshoot.

  5. dude says:

    their t&c – You agree to grant to us a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive right and license (including any moral rights or other necessary rights) to use, display, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, distribute, perform, promote, archive, translate, and to create derivative works and compilations, in whole or in part. Such license will apply with respect to any form, media, technology known or later developed;

  6. thanks for your instructions! the IM messenger now works smoothly on my SonyEricsson C510 🙂

  7. Michel says:

    Great!

    Eventually I succeeded in getting my MSN account to work on my W910i. Thanks a lot!

    Michel

  8. Maheswar says:

    I made settings for MyFriends in my SonyEricssonW580i mobile.
    I created yamigo account.
    made settings same as you said .
    But I am getting error message as Login failed.
    Username, domain or password incorrect.

    I checked many times all the Info is correct wht i have entered in settings.

    But it is showing error.
    Please help me .
    please send mail to me if you can.

  9. arbin says:

    whenever i try to register mobjab it shows….. Invalid access to memory location. and in yamigo they dont send the password…… help me out please….

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  11. sekhar says:

    Yamigo.com is not working.. and i am not getting how to configure with mobjab.com could u pls get me out of this. i tried a lot but i didn’t get

    • drabir says:

      Unfortunately all these services are now dying. You probably have to switch to fring, nimbuzz, ebuddy or a similar chat service.

      • sekhar says:

        okay .. but for that, as i need to install the nimbuzz, ebuddy r some thing something.. or i’ve to enter just server name..?(if so how can i get nimbuzz, r ebuddy server name)

      • sekhar says:

        i am using sony ericssion w350, so can u pls show me a way how can i access my inbuilt messenger

      • drabir says:

        The inbuilt messenger won’t work without the IMPS servers. To use nimbuzz, ebuddy you have to use their application as they don’t have an IMPS server. Mobjab.com is a free imps server option. Please have a look at their service. I currently don’t use a sony ericsson phone anymore so can’t give you a step by step instruction. Sorry. Hope the mobjab service can help you

      • sekhar says:

        ok any how thanks for ur suggestons 🙂

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