Monday, December 5, 2005

Yahoo! to Add Phone In/Out to Messenger

Yahoo! is expected to launch "Phone In" and "Phone Out" capabilities as part of its Messenger IM service. The service is service is expected to offer low, per-minute, prepaid pricing for calls to/from the PSTN. It is also expected to integrate with Yahoo!'s voice mail service.

  • In June 2005, Yahoo! acquired DialPad, a provider of Internet Telephony services. Financial terms were not disclosed. At the time, Yahoo! said it planned on leveraging Dialpad's PSTN calling capabilities to add to Yahoo! Messenger's recently enhanced PC-to-PC voice calling offering.


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