Posted to Ben Finklea's blog on September 8th, 2007

Yahoo! News: Email to Phone Capabilities

Yahoo! is updating its webmail capabilities, and a new feature is going to make connecting with contacts even easier than ever.  According to the Search Engine Journal:
"With the new feature, Yahoo mail users who enter valid contact numbers in their contacts’ profiles can opt to send text messages or instant messages that will be sent directly into their contacts’ mobile phones as an ordinary sms or text messages. The Yahoo mail interface is also improved to facilitate shifting from one type of messaging to another. These messages can be received by the users even if they are not connected to Yahoo mail via their mobile phones. Previously, Yahoo users can only send instant messages to their contacts whenever they are online via their mobile phones."
Get ready for a new phase in messaging technology.