Yahoo Messenger available on Verizon Wireless' Mobile IM Service

Verizon Wireless and Yahoo today announced that Yahoo Messenger is now available on Verizon Wireless. Verizon Wireless customers can use their phones to connect with Yahoo Messenger to send and receive instant messages. Developed by Comverse, the full-color user interface lets customers: view, refresh and manage Yahoo! Friends lists Easily create messages using symbols and predictive text Receive instant messages.

Verizon Wireless' Mobile IM is initially available on the LG VX6000 camera phone. Customers need an existing IM account with Yahoo Messenger to use the service. Customers must also download the Mobile IM application. To sign up for a Yahoo! Messenger account, customers can visit from their PCs.

Incoming and outgoing instant messages are charged as a TXT Message. Customers can pay as they go for TXT Messaging, which is just $0.02 for each message received and $0.10 for each message sent, or select from bundled plans for $2.99 per month for 100 messages, $4.99 per month for 250 messages and $9.99 per month for 1,000 messages sent or received.

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