MSN Messenger 7.0.803 includes Mobile Messaging

Messer Larney gave us the chance to take a sneak peek at another internal MSN Messenger 7 BETA, namely build 803. This build introduces the MSN Mobile Messaging feature that utilises SMS technology to transmit short text messages to and from a mobile phone. With this feature, you can communicate with a "Mobile" friend by adding a mobile phone number to an existing contact, or even if his/her mobile phone does not have a MSN subscription or a Messenger client installed.

MSN Mobile Messaging is not a free service. Customers need to purchase credits prior to sending SMS messages from MSN Messenger. Via a secured website, you can buy packages of SMS messages for €3.99 per 25 messages . Credits stored in the Microsoft billing system under your Passport account. Also be aware that the person replying from their mobile phone to your SMS will be charged by their mobile service provider. The internal build was distributed to selected BETA-testers along with a Free Gift Card, which works as a debit card to buy the message credits online.

Screenshot: About Window | Options Window | New Menu Option

Screenshot: Non-MSN Client Users (1 | 2 | 3) | Sending SMS | Buy credits

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