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  1. #1
    The SPAM HATER
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    Verizon Wireless announced a major step in the wireless instant messaging
    industry, with the first application to combine MSN Messenger, AOL IM and
    Yahoo! Messenger.

    Verizon said the Yahoo! Messenger service will be available early next year.

    Verizon said the service will initially work on its LG Electronics VX6000
    camera phone through a BREW downloadable application. The application itself
    will be free, but users will be charged 10 cents to send a message and 2
    cents to receive a message. To use the service, users must first sign up for
    an MSN, AOL or Yahoo! instant messaging account from a desktop computer. The
    move comes shortly after Qualcomm Inc. signed a deal with AOL for its BREW
    platform.

    "Verizon Wireless customers are the only people in the world who will be
    able to instant message from their handset regardless of whether they use
    AOL Instant Messenger, MSN Messenger or Yahoo! Messenger," said John
    Stratton, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless.
    "Our focus is always to give our customers superior products and services,
    and this service now joins the list of quality innovations that Verizon
    Wireless consistently brings to its subscribers."

    Wireless instant messaging has long been a point of contention in the
    industry. A variety of standards groups, including the Wireless Village
    initiative, have looked to create interoperable messaging services, and
    various startups have sold their IM technology to carriers and users. Most
    carriers offer at least one instant messaging service from AOL, MSN and
    Yahoo! and in some cases offer their own branded services as well. However,
    no other U.S. carrier has managed to collect the three major Internet IM
    services into one application.

    Separately, Verizon announced a variety of new content and services in
    conjunction with the release of "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the
    King" motion picture, including a multiplayer game that will award high
    scorers with cash prizes. Verizon has an exclusive deal to offer "Rings" wir
    eless content in the United States.

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  2. #2
    i730/i95cl\
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    Re: NEWS: Verizon Collects 3 Major IM Services with New Offering

    SORRY nextel had it first java app called AirIm

    you can do yahoo on any cell with web for free so why pay lol
    mm.yahoo.com and sign in for free it work on my nextel




  3. #3
    i730/i95cl\
    Guest

    Re: NEWS: Verizon Collects 3 Major IM Services with New Offering

    SORRY nextel had it first java app called AirIm

    you can do yahoo on any cell with web for free so why pay lol
    mm.yahoo.com and sign in for free it work on my nextel




  4. #4
    Ken
    Guest

    Re: Verizon Collects 3 Major IM Services with New Offering

    Verizon currently has instant messaging. Do people actually use it? The
    pricing seems kind of high.


    "The SPAM HATER" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Verizon Wireless announced a major step in the wireless instant messaging
    > industry, with the first application to combine MSN Messenger, AOL IM and
    > Yahoo! Messenger.
    >
    > Verizon said the Yahoo! Messenger service will be available early next

    year.
    >
    > Verizon said the service will initially work on its LG Electronics VX6000
    > camera phone through a BREW downloadable application. The application

    itself
    > will be free, but users will be charged 10 cents to send a message and 2
    > cents to receive a message. To use the service, users must first sign up

    for
    > an MSN, AOL or Yahoo! instant messaging account from a desktop computer.

    The
    > move comes shortly after Qualcomm Inc. signed a deal with AOL for its BREW
    > platform.
    >
    > "Verizon Wireless customers are the only people in the world who will be
    > able to instant message from their handset regardless of whether they use
    > AOL Instant Messenger, MSN Messenger or Yahoo! Messenger," said John
    > Stratton, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless.
    > "Our focus is always to give our customers superior products and services,
    > and this service now joins the list of quality innovations that Verizon
    > Wireless consistently brings to its subscribers."
    >
    > Wireless instant messaging has long been a point of contention in the
    > industry. A variety of standards groups, including the Wireless Village
    > initiative, have looked to create interoperable messaging services, and
    > various startups have sold their IM technology to carriers and users. Most
    > carriers offer at least one instant messaging service from AOL, MSN and
    > Yahoo! and in some cases offer their own branded services as well.

    However,
    > no other U.S. carrier has managed to collect the three major Internet IM
    > services into one application.
    >
    > Separately, Verizon announced a variety of new content and services in
    > conjunction with the release of "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the
    > King" motion picture, including a multiplayer game that will award high
    > scorers with cash prizes. Verizon has an exclusive deal to offer "Rings"

    wir
    > eless content in the United States.
    >
    > --
    > Please Visit Our WebSite WIRELESS WORLD-News and Views located at
    > http://wirelessway.blogspot.com If it's Wireless, we cover it!!
    >
    >






  5. #5
    Ken
    Guest

    Re: Verizon Collects 3 Major IM Services with New Offering

    Verizon currently has instant messaging. Do people actually use it? The
    pricing seems kind of high.


    "The SPAM HATER" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Verizon Wireless announced a major step in the wireless instant messaging
    > industry, with the first application to combine MSN Messenger, AOL IM and
    > Yahoo! Messenger.
    >
    > Verizon said the Yahoo! Messenger service will be available early next

    year.
    >
    > Verizon said the service will initially work on its LG Electronics VX6000
    > camera phone through a BREW downloadable application. The application

    itself
    > will be free, but users will be charged 10 cents to send a message and 2
    > cents to receive a message. To use the service, users must first sign up

    for
    > an MSN, AOL or Yahoo! instant messaging account from a desktop computer.

    The
    > move comes shortly after Qualcomm Inc. signed a deal with AOL for its BREW
    > platform.
    >
    > "Verizon Wireless customers are the only people in the world who will be
    > able to instant message from their handset regardless of whether they use
    > AOL Instant Messenger, MSN Messenger or Yahoo! Messenger," said John
    > Stratton, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless.
    > "Our focus is always to give our customers superior products and services,
    > and this service now joins the list of quality innovations that Verizon
    > Wireless consistently brings to its subscribers."
    >
    > Wireless instant messaging has long been a point of contention in the
    > industry. A variety of standards groups, including the Wireless Village
    > initiative, have looked to create interoperable messaging services, and
    > various startups have sold their IM technology to carriers and users. Most
    > carriers offer at least one instant messaging service from AOL, MSN and
    > Yahoo! and in some cases offer their own branded services as well.

    However,
    > no other U.S. carrier has managed to collect the three major Internet IM
    > services into one application.
    >
    > Separately, Verizon announced a variety of new content and services in
    > conjunction with the release of "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the
    > King" motion picture, including a multiplayer game that will award high
    > scorers with cash prizes. Verizon has an exclusive deal to offer "Rings"

    wir
    > eless content in the United States.
    >
    > --
    > Please Visit Our WebSite WIRELESS WORLD-News and Views located at
    > http://wirelessway.blogspot.com If it's Wireless, we cover it!!
    >
    >






  6. #6
    Mike
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    Re: Verizon Collects 3 Major IM Services with New Offering

    On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 21:30:38 GMT, "Ken" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Verizon currently has instant messaging. Do people actually use it? The
    >pricing seems kind of high.


    I have one of their text message bundles...I forget how many,
    something like 200 included messages a month, then 10c/2c after that.
    Last month, I didn't use anything NEAR that.

    It'll be nice to use AIM over the phone without dealing with the
    "guts" of setting it up/using it via SMS, so I'm actually looking
    forward to the 4400 version of Mobile IM.

    Mike



  7. #7
    Mike
    Guest

    Re: Verizon Collects 3 Major IM Services with New Offering

    On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 21:30:38 GMT, "Ken" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Verizon currently has instant messaging. Do people actually use it? The
    >pricing seems kind of high.


    I have one of their text message bundles...I forget how many,
    something like 200 included messages a month, then 10c/2c after that.
    Last month, I didn't use anything NEAR that.

    It'll be nice to use AIM over the phone without dealing with the
    "guts" of setting it up/using it via SMS, so I'm actually looking
    forward to the 4400 version of Mobile IM.

    Mike



  8. #8
    Steven J Sobol
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    Re: Verizon Collects 3 Major IM Services with New Offering

    In alt.cellular.verizon Ken <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Verizon currently has instant messaging. Do people actually use it? The
    > pricing seems kind of high.


    It's a little clunky, but if you keep your contacts in your phonebook (AIM-
    via-VZW allows you to have up to 30 people in your phone's contact list) it
    works, but yes, the pricing is high. That's what keeps me from using it more
    often.

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    22674 Motnocab Road * Apple Valley, CA 92307-1950
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  9. #9
    Steven J Sobol
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    Re: Verizon Collects 3 Major IM Services with New Offering

    In alt.cellular.verizon Ken <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Verizon currently has instant messaging. Do people actually use it? The
    > pricing seems kind of high.


    It's a little clunky, but if you keep your contacts in your phonebook (AIM-
    via-VZW allows you to have up to 30 people in your phone's contact list) it
    works, but yes, the pricing is high. That's what keeps me from using it more
    often.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services
    22674 Motnocab Road * Apple Valley, CA 92307-1950
    Steve Sobol, Geek In Charge * 888.480.4NET (4638) * [email protected]




  10. #10
    Ken
    Guest

    Re: Verizon Collects 3 Major IM Services with New Offering

    It's kind of like paying for your phone calls by the sentence rather than by
    the minute.

    "Steven J Sobol" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In alt.cellular.verizon Ken <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > Verizon currently has instant messaging. Do people actually use it?

    The
    > > pricing seems kind of high.

    >
    > It's a little clunky, but if you keep your contacts in your phonebook

    (AIM-
    > via-VZW allows you to have up to 30 people in your phone's contact list)

    it
    > works, but yes, the pricing is high. That's what keeps me from using it

    more
    > often.
    >
    > --
    > JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services
    > 22674 Motnocab Road * Apple Valley, CA 92307-1950
    > Steve Sobol, Geek In Charge * 888.480.4NET (4638) * [email protected]
    >






  11. #11
    Ken
    Guest

    Re: Verizon Collects 3 Major IM Services with New Offering

    It's kind of like paying for your phone calls by the sentence rather than by
    the minute.

    "Steven J Sobol" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In alt.cellular.verizon Ken <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > Verizon currently has instant messaging. Do people actually use it?

    The
    > > pricing seems kind of high.

    >
    > It's a little clunky, but if you keep your contacts in your phonebook

    (AIM-
    > via-VZW allows you to have up to 30 people in your phone's contact list)

    it
    > works, but yes, the pricing is high. That's what keeps me from using it

    more
    > often.
    >
    > --
    > JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services
    > 22674 Motnocab Road * Apple Valley, CA 92307-1950
    > Steve Sobol, Geek In Charge * 888.480.4NET (4638) * [email protected]
    >






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