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MyZmanim is dedicated to providing people around the world with the zmanim times they need to properly serve Hashem.

MyZmanim provides zmanim via SMS.

There are two ways to request a zmanim text-message:

        Method 1: Make a phone call
        Method 2: Send a text-message

This page discusses our text-messaging services. To learn how to get zmanim over the phone, please see MyZmanim Infoline.

Method 1:
Make a phone call
(Note: This method is only available to the following US cell phone carriers: Verizon Wireless, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile. If your cell phone belongs to another carrier or another country, you'll need to use Method 2 - "Send a text-message")

  1. Using your cell phone, call 516.7.ZMANIM (516-796-2646) and choose option 5 from the main menu.
  2. When prompted for your location, enter your ZIP code or Worldwide MyZmanim Location ID. (Your Location ID appears on the daily zmanim page for your location in the orange Location Bar .)
  3. Receive an SMS Zmanim Text-Message.

MyZmanim Textback knows the current time in your location, so you will only receive zmanim that are currently relevant and not zmanim that have already passed.
Method 2:
Send a text-message
  1. If you've used MyZmanim Textback SM before (using either "Method 1" or "Method 2"), all you'll need to do is reply to an old zmanim-text message; skip to step 3.
  2. If this is your first time using MyZmanim TextbackSM, you'll need to compose a new message. So:
    • If you know how to send email with your mobile phone, start a new message and address it to:
      smyzmanim.
    • If you do not know how to send email with your mobile phone or if your mobile phone is not equipped to do so, the way to get started is to request an invitation.
  3. See "Composing a Zmanim Request" below.
  4. After sending your request, you'll receive a zmanim text-message back.
Composing a Zmanim Request

Q: What should I write in the message?
A: All that is required is a location. You can enter a 5-digit US ZIP code, an 8-digit MyZmanim location ID, or in some cases, even the name of the city alone will suffice. (Please note: Only the first line of the message body will be read. The rest of the body will be ignored.)

Q: How do I look up zmanim for other dates?
A: Include the day you want in your request. See below for examples.

Here are some common examples:

Text this... and you'll get...
"monsey" zmanim for Monsey, New York
"yerushalayim"
     - or -
"jerusalem"
zmanim for Jerusalem, Israel
"melbourne" zmanim for Melbourne, Australia
"manchester" zmanim for Manchester, England
"48836700" zmanim for MyZmanim Location ID 48836700 (Petach Tikva, Israel)
"11229" zmanim for US ZIP code 11229 (Brooklyn, NY)
"CAJ7E4H4" zmanim for Canadian postal code J7E 4H4 (Boisbriand, QC)
"11229 more" a more elaborate zmanim listing for US ZIP code 11229. (Note: This response spans messages.)
"11229 tomorrow" zmanim for 11229 for tomorrow.
"11229 tuesday"
     - or just -
"11229 tue"
zmanim for 11229 for this coming Tuesday.
"11229 shabbos" zmanim for 11229 for this coming Shabbos
"11229 7/8/09" zmanim for 11229 for July 8, 2009
"11229 10/05"
     - or -
"11229 october 5"
zmanim for 11229 for October 5 of the current year
"contact"
"feedback"
"question"
"help"
"?"
Request to be transferred to a MyZmanim representative so that you can ask a question or provide user feedback.

Note: Texts that do not include a question mark or one of these keywords might not be read by a human being.
        Note: Keywords are not case-sensitive.

FAQ's on Text-Message Requests:
Q: Why do I only get the zmanim through Chatzos? What happened to the other zmanim, like Plag and Shkia?
A: Because the permitted length of text messages is limited, we only send you what fits into a single text-message.

Q: Is there any way for me to get two text messages so that I can view a full day of zmanim?
A: Yes! Indicate a date or include the word "more" in your request (see above for examples)


Requesting an Invitation by SMS
Note: If you've used MyZmanim Textback before, you may skip this section.

Enter your mobile phone number, select your carrier, and click "Invite Me!"




Troubleshooting
If you do not receive zmanim text-messages, please confirm with your provider that text-messaging is enabled for your mobile phone. If the problem persists, contact us with your mobile number and carrier.
Sample SMSDescription
Dawn_5:49/6:03 72 minutes _ Degrees / Fixed
Talis_6:23 Earliest Talis & Tefillin _ 10.2 degrees
Netz_7:15:40 Sunrise At sea level
Shema>MA_8:57/9:04Latest Shema
Magen Avraham _ Degrees / Fixed
Shema>Gra_9:40 Latest Shema Gra & Baal Tanya
Shachris_10:28 Latest Shachris Gro & Baal Tanya
Midday_12:05 Midday & Midnight
Mincha_12:36 Earliest Mincha - LeChumra
Plag_3:54 Plag HaMincha - Gra
Shkia_4:54 Sunset At sea level
Night_5:39 Nightfall 3 stars
72Min_6:07 Nightfall R' Tam _ Degrees / Fixed
[CandLight_4:36] Candlelighting Erev Shabbos
[FastEnds_5:30/5:33] Fast Ends
R' Tukaccinsky / R' Moshe Feinstein