Yahoo! Mail Offers Free SMS Messaging, Blurs the Line Between Mobile and Mail
Posted by telecommatt on August 27, 2007
If I used Yahoo! Mail, I’d be much more excited about this, but it is pretty big news. The line is blurring between email and mobile messaging, and Yahoo! just added a great big smudge. It’s been possible to email someone’s mobile phone for ages, but this move makes it one step easier, especially since users no longer have to figure out each carrier’s @messenging.mycarrier.com email domain. I’m a loyal Goggleman, but I have to hand it to Yahoo! for this one.
Yahoo! has made a couple new major updates to its Yahoo! Mail application that enables people to connect in a few more ways.The
new version of Yahoo! Mail now includes some intuitive communication
features that make it a little easier for contacts to stay in touch.
The first is the ability to send instant messages from Yahoo! Mail to
mobile phone numbers. Mail users can now choose to send IM’s to mobile
numbers in the US, Canada, India and the Philippines without leaving
Yahoo!’s web mail interface. Users simply enter a mobile phone number,
type a message and send it.The second Mail integration is the
ability to send instant messaging straight from Yahoo! Mail to Yahoo!
Messenger and Windows Live Messenger users. This opens up chatting to
millions of other IM users, straight from the Yahoo! Mail interface
possible. These new features make it easier to connect with friends by
converting emails to instant messages to text messages.Yahoo!
Mail IM and mobile feature enhancements will begin rolling out to users
worldwide today. And if you are into adding a few new colors to the
interface to spice things up, there are six customizable color themes
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