Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Yahoo! Considers Offering Free Wi-Fi Access to IM Users

A MacCentral article by Juan Carlos Perez, via Yahoo! News, reports that:

Yahoo is considering giving users of Yahoo Messenger free access to tens of thousands of Wi-Fi hot spots worldwide so they can engage in instant messaging, including voice communications, while unplugged from their regular home or office Internet connection.

Yahoo recently polled users about this possible new service, which the Sunnyvale, Calif. company calls Yahoo Messenger On-the-Road, but it has no “imminent plans” to provide this service, a Yahoo spokeswoman said Wednesday via e-mail.

More here.


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