Mobile communications company 3 Group has struck a deal with Microsoft to give 3G users access to Microsoft’s communication services, MSN Messenger and MSN Hotmail, through its 3G handsets.
By connecting MSN and 3 customers, both companies expect more frequent interaction between mobile-to-mobile and PC-to-mobile customers.
Initially, the services will be available to over five million customers of 3 in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Hong Kong, Sweden, Denmark, Austria and Australia with plans to expand the service to other 3 markets.
Christian Salbaing, MD at Hutchison Europe Telecommunications, said, 3 is committed to providing its customers with the widest choice of communications access platforms. We believe our 12 million 3G customers will be delighted to be able to use MSN Hotmail and MSN Messenger on our 3G networks.
He continued, Communications environments and platforms are converging and it is our job to give customers more choice to communicate with each other. 3 is delighted to be working with Microsoft to make this happen.