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Yahoo Sprints To Offer Flat-Rate Push E-mail Service

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For $2.99 per month, users can add the Yahoo! Mail for Mobile service to their cellphones.

Consumers with certain Sprint cellphones can sign up for the new service, which brings push e-mail to customers who may otherwise need a more expensive corporate option.

Yahoo! Mail for Mobile offers full synchronization between the cellphone and the Yahoo inbox and contact list.

Yahoo and Sprint have teamed with privately held wireless software provider Seven on the offer. The joint venture provides low-cost push e-mail to the mass consumer market for the first time.

Users can register for the service over the air from Treo 600 or 650 phones or a trio of Vision Phones from Sanyo and Samsung. The service requires no PC software, and provides AES-level encryption for messages traveling to and from the phone.

Sprint, which will bill users for the service on their usual wireless bill, should find some takers for Yahoo Mail for Mobile. Yahoo has 60 million subscribers to its services currently.

David Utter is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business. Email him here.

Yahoo Sprints To Offer Flat-Rate Push E-mail Service
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