There’s a very good chance that you are one of the 205 million people who have access to MSN Messenger, or one of the 230 million who have an active Hotmail account. If you also have a mobile phone with 3, you will soon be able to access both your Hotmail and Messenger on your 3G mobile after the company signed an agreement with Microsoft to offer seamless access between PC and mobile.
Access to both Hotmail and Messenger is through a browser or by downloading a software client. Both services will have the same look, feel and basic functionality as your existing PC versions. After logging in, your full list of Messenger contacts will be available to you. Your existing MSN password will also give you access to your Hotmail inbox and all email functions.
Hard to see it replacing text messaging, but it does offer additional ways of keeping in touch with friends and family. Initially, the services will be available to 3’s customers in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Hong Kong, Sweden, Denmark, Austria and Australia, with plans to expand the service to other 3 markets.