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Yahoo Lets You Send Text Messages Via E-Mail

Yahoo Mail made the leap from mail service to "social communication" tool yesterday by adding the ability to send text messages to cellphones from e-mail. The company has also made a few changes to its interface so people can navigate between e-mail, instant messaging and text messaging with more ease.

According to USA Today, Yahoo Mail update also adds more sophisticated capabilities to check maps, directions, hotel and travel information directly from the e-mail itself. For example: When you write an e-mail suggesting a trip to San Francisco and dinner at a specific restaurant, you can now put your mouse over the address, and a pop-up window emerges with tabs for maps, calendar and travel information.

The text messaging feature is being rolled out in the next few weeks, and is available in the USA, Canada, India and the Philippines.

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leilanidream leilanidream 8 years
good for Yahoo! I had been doing that from messenger for quite awhile dont know if i need to do the email thang, but i guess the option is nice...I am a gmail email user also
bugness bugness 8 years
Everyone with Cingular/ATT already has an individual email address. mine is my phone number at cingularme.com
colormesticky colormesticky 8 years
This is great. My friends will hate me though. :)
steen steen 8 years
I don't really get it, plus I'm not a Yahoo! user. I wish the iPhone came with AIM. I loved it because you could chat with various friends but they came through as text messages.
Ikandy Ikandy 8 years
Cool...luv Yahoo.
Misskastar Misskastar 8 years
kind of cool but it's already been done. I don't get what the whole big deal is about. My favorite way to text from a pc to a phone is AIM. It's old school but it works really well, especially because you can do it internationally for free. I can't tell you how many times this thing has saved me while being abroad! It's awesome
Bonne Bonne 8 years
Can't you just use phonenumber@service.com to send to a cell phone?
c0rkie c0rkie 8 years
hmm not really a yahoo user.
hkdkat hkdkat 8 years
Very nice! This would cut down on my text plan...although I don't use all my messages as it is. I like Gmail too t and co but I use Yahoo! for my subscription mail for all the websites I log onto.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
That sounds really cool especially since my phone doesn't have a QWERTY keyboard.
t-and-co t-and-co 8 years
I'm so partial to GMail...I feel so torn though.
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