ABCNEWS Cell Phone Alerts: Be the first to know what's going on around the world by signing up for SMS alerts on breaking news and politics delivered straight to your cell phone.

DO I NEED A SPECIAL PHONE TO PARTICIPATE?

If you have mobile phone capable of two-way text messaging you will be able to take part in our text messaging service.

WHO CAN SUBSCRIBE?

Cell phone users with the following carriers can sign up for the Breaking News and Political alerts:

AT&T Wireless

T-Mobile

Cingular Wireless

Verizon Wireless

Nextel

Coming soon: Sprint, Alltel.

HOW TO RECEIVE BREAKING NEWS ALERTS ON YOUR CELL PHONE

(Please read ABC News' Terms and Conditions before signing up for this service)

1.  On your cell phone, select Menu

2.  Go to Messages, and select Write message

3.  Write NEWS by using your phone keypad

4.  Select Options, and then Send.

5.  Enter 55655.

6.  Select Send again.

7.  You will receive a message asking you to confirm you are over 18 and

      are authorized to subscribe to ABCNEWS.com alert service.

8.  Send NEWS YES to 55655 to confirm your subscription.

HOW TO CANCEL YOUR BREAKING NEWS ALERTS SUBSCRIPTION TO ABCNEWS.com

1.  On your cell phone, select Menu -> Messages -> Write message

2.  Write NEWS STOP by using your phone keypad

3.  Select Options, and then Send.

4.  Enter 55655.

5.  Select Send again.

6.  You will receive a confirmation message that you have been unsubscribed

    from the ABCNEWS.com alert service.

HOW TO RECEIVE POLITICAL ALERTS ON YOUR CELL PHONE

(Please read ABC News' Terms and Conditions before signing up for this service)

1.  On your cell phone, select Menu

2.  Go to Messages, and select Write message

3.  Write NOTE by using your phone keypad

4.  Select Options, and then Send.

5.  Enter 55655.

6.  Select Send again.

7.  You will receive a message asking you to confirm you are over 18 and

      are authorized to subscribe to ABCNEWS.com alert service.

8.  Send NOTE YES to 55655 to confirm your subscription.

HOW TO CANCEL YOUR POLITICAL ALERTS SUBSCRIPTION TO ABCNEWS.com

1.  On your cell phone, select Menu -> Messages -> Write message

2.  Write NOTE STOP by using your phone keypad

3.  Select Options, and then Send.

4.  Enter 55655.

5.  Select Send again.

6.  You will receive a confirmation message that you have been unsubscribed

    from the ABCNEWS.com alert service.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is text messaging? What is SMS?

Can I send a text message from my phone?

Can all wireless phones receive text messages?

Who can I text?

How much does it cost?

How to send a text message from your cell phone

Why can't I receive a message on my phone?

How do I know if I have received a message?

How long can a text message be?

What happens with a text message sent to me while my cell phone is turned off or out of coverage?

Do I have to pay for text messaging on my phone?

What happens if I'm in an area with no coverage?

How do I reply to a message on my cell phone?

I can receive text messages from my friends, but I get error messages if I try to send a message.

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WHAT IS TEXT MESSAGING? WHAT IS SMS?

Text messaging is a service that allows you to send messages of up to 160 characters to another wireless device from your digital cell phone. The message is shown in the display window of your digital phone. SMS (Short Message Service) is another expression for text messaging.

CAN I SEND A TEXT MESSAGE FROM MY PHONE?

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