by CIO Staff

Cell Carriers Link Web to Cingular Mobiles

Feb 21, 20061 min

On Tuesday, AT&T announced plans to launch a new service that would allow Cingular mobile phone users access to personal photos, e-mail, instant messages and address books on their Yahoo accounts, Reuters reports.

Deemed AT&T Yahoo Go Mobile, the service is the latest step in Yahoo’s recent move toward offering its services on a myriad of devices, like mobile phones and televisions, according to Reuters.

“It’s the first kind of baby steps toward this whole concept of an anytime-anywhere device,” Matt Davis, director of consumer multiplay services at research firm IDC, told Reuters.

Go Mobile will also feature an MP3 player and a digital recorder, according to Reuters, and will go for about $249 dollars.  Customers who subscribe for a two-year Cingular wireless plan are eligible for a $50 mail-in rebate.

Unlimited service will cost roughly $20 a month, Reuters reports.

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