Yahoo Mail Adds Integrated Interface to Send and Receive Email and Text Messages to and from Cell Phones

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Yahoo has just rolled out a brand new version of Yahoomail, which allows users to both send email to cell phones, and receive email from cell phones, through a text message like interface.

According to John Kremer, Vice President of Yahoo Mail, “Not only are we launching a brand new version of one of the most popular Web mail services in the world, but we’re unveiling a solution to my texting woes, and giving people around the world more ways to connect. With the new Yahoo! Mail, people can send and receive free text messages in their email to and from any mobile phone number in participating markets including the US, Canada, India and the Philippines.”


“It’s sure to come in handy for people like me who want to keep in touch with text-crazy friends and family,” explained Kremer, who like many parents today finds himself on the receiving end of text messages from his son’s cell phone. “From my Yahoo! Mail window (and using my comfortably full-sized keyboard), I can type a note to my son, letting him know I’m on my way to his soccer practice, and send it straight to his phone. And he can send a text message right back to my email, letting me know where to meet him. The intuitive, chat-like interface makes it super easy, even if you’re a novice at text messaging.”

Of course, it’s always been possible to send email to a cell phone’s text message inbox, and for a cell phone to send email to an email address, but Yahoo’s new interface simplifies it and makes it accessible to those less technically inclined.

“We already have great integrated instant messaging features in Yahoo! Mail, so adding text messaging was a natural next step,” added Kremer.

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