Yahoo! launches VoIP service

Mar 22, 2006
Yahoo! corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, California

Yahoo! introduced Wednesday its messenger with voice system that will allow users to make phone calls via their personal computers.

The Voice over Internet Protocol network can be used in more than 180 countries, and so long as the call originates from a computer, it can be connected to a land line or mobile phone.

Meanwhile, U.S. users can receive calls on their PCs from traditional and mobile phones for $3 per month with Yahoo!'s phone in feature.

"Yahoo!'s top priority is to provide a stellar communications service through a variety of easy, fun and inexpensive ways to stay connected with others around the world," Brad Garlinghouse, vice president of communications products, said in a news release. "We look forward to further incorporating voice features into Yahoo!'s global services, from communications to search, to help simplify and improve the Internet experience for our hundreds of millions of users around the world," he added.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

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