Boost Makes AOL, MSN, and Yahoo! Instant Messaging Services Available on Boost Mobile Phones; Boost Mobile Partners with OZ to Bring World's Leading Instant Messaging Services to Boost Customers.IRVINE, Calif. -- Boost Mobile(R) customers are now able to use the world's top three instant messaging Exchanging text messages in real time between two or more people logged into a particular instant messaging (IM) service. Instant messaging is more interactive than e-mail because messages are sent immediately, whereas e-mail messages can be queued up in a mail server for seconds or services, including the AOL Instant Messenger See AIM. (AIM), Yahoo! Messenger Yahoo!'s instant messaging (IM) service, which includes text messaging, voice calling and file sharing. The IM client includes Internet radio and the regular phone calling at rates as low as one cent per minute. Starting with Version 8. and MSN Messenger Microsoft's instant messaging (IM) service, which provides text messaging and voice calling. Part of the MSN Network, MSN Messenger clients are available for non-XP versions of Windows, Mac, Pocket PC and MSN TV. For Windows XP, the IM client is Windows Messenger. services, directly on their cell phones. The new mobile IM service provides Boost Mobile phone users with a branded and familiar look and feel that is comparable to that of desktop IM services.
"We are extremely pleased to provide our subscribers with this state of the art instant messaging service. Our customers want to stay connected and use both voice and text communications to keep in touch with friends," said Craig Thole, director of value-added services, Boost Mobile. "With the addition of the new instant messaging (IM) solution, our customers are able to send IMs, and chat phone-to-phone or PC-to-phone in real time using the same instant messaging services they know from their PCs."
"By offering the AIM(R) service on cell phones, Boost Mobile is giving its subscribers instant access to our network of more than 43 million Americans, so that they can easily see who is online and available to chat," said Raine Bergstrom, director of Messaging Products, AOL (A division of Time Warner, Inc., New York, NY, www.aol.com) The world's largest online information service with access to the Internet, e-mail, chat rooms and a variety of databases and services. Wireless. "Mobile versions of the popular AIM service let Boost Mobile subscribers access their familiar Buddy List A list of colleagues, workgroup members, friends, etc., that you might wish to communicate with via instant messaging. See instant messaging. (R) feature and ping their friends and family everywhere they go."
Boost customers can access AOL's AIM, Yahoo! Messenger and MSN Messenger services by downloading the application directly from their Java(TM) technology-enabled Boost Mobile phone or from Boost LIVE (www.BoostLIVE.com). The application costs $.99 per day per instant messaging service for unlimited access and the charge only applies on the days that customers use it.
Boost Messenger also enables Boost customers to link their instant messaging list to their Boost address book so they can switch from instant messaging to a phone call or Boost(TM) Walkie-Talkie call with no hassles.
"Our Yahoo! Messenger users want to stay connected to their friends even when they are on the move and we are pleased to work with Boost Mobile to help consumers stay in touch whenever and wherever they are," said Thad White, director of product management, Yahoo! Mobile Yahoo! Mobile is a mobile website operated by Yahoo! worldwide to promote its Yahoo! Go and mobile web products. External links
"MSN's goal is to bring our customers closer to the people and information that matter most to them. We're thrilled to collaborate with Boost to help make this connection real for our customers, even while they're on the go," said Matt Champagne, director of MSN Mobile MSN Mobile includes mobile information and communications services for mobile devices from Microsoft as part of their MSN and Windows Live range of services. Many MSN sites can be directly accessed from mobile devices. . "This alliance with Boost delivers on our vision and extends the rich MSN Messenger experience to millions of customers worldwide."
Boost Mobile selected the OZ Mobile IM Solution to provide its subscribers with a proven, standards-based and customizable client application. Working with the top instant messaging service providers, AOL, MSN (1) (MicroSoft Network) A family of Internet-based services from Microsoft, which includes a search engine, e-mail (Hotmail), instant messaging (Windows Live Messaging) and a general-purpose portal with news, information and shopping (MSN Directory). and Yahoo!, the OZ Mobile IM Client enables mobile operators to offer a mobile IM experience that looks familiar to users' existing desktop IM services, and allows end-users to easily select which IM service they would like to use.
"Boost has a strong following with the U.S. youth market, and we are pleased to be working with them to extend the PC based IM experience to the mobile phone," said Skuli Mogensen, chief executive officer and founder, OZ. "Together with the top IM service providers, we are helping Boost to fulfill the youth markets' insatiable desire to stay connected while on-the-go."
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