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AOL and Cingular now offer IM over SMS
Posted on 22-Sep-2003 21:37 | Tags Filed under: News


AOL and Cingular now offer IM over SMS
America Online and Cingular Wireless announced the launch of a new text messaging service across the Cingular Wireless network.

Available now across all Cingular text messaging enabled phones, the new "IM-to-Mobile" service allows AOL members and registered users of the AIM service to send instant messages to and receive instant messages from Cingular Wireless phones by sending an instant message to the phone number of the person they wish to reach. In addition, AOL members and AIM users who subscribe to Cingular Wireless can forward incoming instant messages to their mobile phones while away from their computers.

Additionally, both companies are fully integrating the AIM service into the Cingular Wireless network. Before the end of the year, Cingular users will have access to phone-embedded versions of the popular AIM service, giving them the ability to view their AOL Buddy List feature as well as send and receive instant messages directly from their Cingular phones.

With the new set of features, an AOL member or AIM user can register the number of his wireless phone to have his instant messages automatically forwarded to his Cingular phone when offline, away or idle and he can even respond to incoming messages via text messaging. "IM-to-Mobile" and "IM Forwarding" functionality is available in AOL 8.0+, the new AOL 9.0 Optimized, as well as in the current version of AIM (5.2). Any Cingular phone or PDA with text messaging capabilities can use the new service.

Cingular is using Openwave's Wireless-Village Instant Messaging and Presence Server for this project.



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