Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Verizon Wireless offering Instant Messaging for wireless
Posted on 18-Dec-2003 07:49 | Tags Filed under: News



Verizon announce its graphics-based instant messaging (IM) application with access to multiple services for mobile phones. Called Verizon Wireless Mobile IM and available to Verizon Wireless Get It Now customers, it can individually log on to MSN Messenger, or AOL IM for an always on experience starting today, while Yahoo! Messenger is expected to launch in early 2004.

With the same branding and ease of use as their desktop applications, IMers will think they are on their PC with Verizon Wireless Mobile IM. Its full-color user interface lets customers:
  • Separately, view, refresh and manage Buddies, Contacts and Friends lists
  • Easily create messages using symbols and T9 predictive text
  • Receive instant messages, even if the handset is closed
  • Remain logged in, without incurring airtime charges
  • Hold multiple IM conversations
  • Change availability status
  • Block unwanted messages
  • Get on-screen help

    The services is initially available on the LG VX6000 camera phone and customers must already have an IM account with MSN Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger or Yahoo! Messenger. Customers must also download the Mobile IM application (initially available in the Get It Now virtual store under What's New and then under the getMESSAGING) to their wireless handset.

    Incoming and outgoing instant messages are charged as a SMS. Except for airtime used during the download process, there is no charge for Verizon Wireless Mobile IM.


  • More information: http://www.verizonwireless.com/getitnow...




    comments powered by Disqus


    Trending now »

    Hot discussions in our forums right now:

    Homeless in NZ
    Created by Fred99, last reply by mattwnz on 26-Jul-2017 00:16 (223 replies)
    Pages... 13 14 15


    Maori Seats
    Created by Pumpedd, last reply by MikeB4 on 26-Jul-2017 16:12 (272 replies)
    Pages... 17 18 19


    Begging for petrol money around service stations
    Created by LesF, last reply by MikeAqua on 24-Jul-2017 15:18 (50 replies)
    Pages... 2 3 4


    Fibre Outage Browns Bay
    Created by ronw, last reply by linw on 26-Jul-2017 20:27 (24 replies)
    Pages... 2


    How to upload a pic to GeekZone?
    Created by geekIT, last reply by coffeebaron on 25-Jul-2017 19:36 (22 replies)
    Pages... 2


    Goodbye Spark $11 movies it looks like.
    Created by old3eyes, last reply by Yabanize on 25-Jul-2017 21:45 (21 replies)
    Pages... 2


    The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
    Created by Coil, last reply by kingdragonfly on 26-Jul-2017 20:24 (4913 replies)
    Pages... 326 327 328


    Water leak under concrete driveway: how to find / repair without ruining driveway
    Created by timmmay, last reply by timmmay on 25-Jul-2017 13:31 (37 replies)
    Pages... 2 3