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Yahoo Messenger 7 adds phone, SMS, voicemail, more

updated 01:00 am EDT, Wed March 26, 2008

Yahoo Messenger 7 for Mac

Yahoo today announced a new version of Yahoo Messenger for Mac that introduces a number of new audio and voice capabilities. Users can now place PC-to-PC calls, as well as Phone Out/In, with a full voice message and SMS service on the Mac. By creating a Phone In account, Yahoo will provide users with a telephone number that they can be reached at from a standard phone, starting at $2.50 per month, and is available in France, the UK and US.

Yahoo Messenger can also place international calls, similar to Skype, with rates starting at 1 per minute. The phone out services are currently available only for US residents.




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  1. JohnnyFive

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    oh geez...

    now they do it? how long did it take them again?

  1. nat

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    seriously

    what jfive said. no way i'll dump skype after they ignored mac's all those years.

  1. Will53

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Donʼt be so negative

    Cʼmon - this is good news no matter how late they are to the party. So far, it is only one in there, partying - Skype. I mean, for PCs and Macs alike - and havenʼt you heard they say; the more the merrier? Who knows, maybe Apple would feel compelled to bring iChat to the PC now? Or maybe MSN would add voice and video to the Mac?

  1. flur

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Release 7?

    The download on that link is listed as version 3.0, and its Beta 3. Which is cool, but why is it being called release 7 here? The version I've had for ages is 3.0, Beta 2. Is somebody having a happy math day?

  1. nat

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    spam

    wonder if 7 will address the ridiculous spam issues that 3 beta 2 has had for years...

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Version 7?

    Where the h*** are you getting that number from? This is version 3 beta 3.

  1. nat

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    good catch

    why is there a 7 in the title of this article?

  1. Robb

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    7 is the new 3

    The next version of MS Messenger is 7.

  1. mappingman

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Can't Log In

    I am unable to login in after launching the application. Anyone else? I press the login button, and the wheel spins for a few seconds, and then I get sent back to the login window.

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