What is the mobile Internet?
Just what you always wanted: mail, entertainment, news on your phone.
You may have heard about the mobile Internet—it’s the Web for mobile devices. You’ll find services from your favorite providers, designed for your phone, that let you do just about anything when you’re mobile. It used to be only for high-end devices, but today, just about any phone can get the mobile Web.
First, get a data plan.
Yahoo! mobile services are free. To use Yahoo! mobile services, you need to have data access to connect to the Internet. Mobile carriers offer different data access options, for example, there's a pay-per-use option or a monthly subscription for limited or unlimited usage.
Then, give it a go.
There’s more than one way to enjoy mobile services. It really depends on your phone and what you want to do.
Mobile Web. Works for me (and you).
A mobile browser lets you view sites and services on your phone, just like desktop browsers Firefox or Internet Explorer. Your phone might already have a mobile browser, or you can download one—try Opera mini at mini.opera.com.
Once you’ve got a browser, just enter a URL and go. By the way, mobile URLs can look different than standard URLs. For example, the Yahoo mobile homepage is sg.m.yahoo.com.
There are many mobile apps that offer a huge variety of services, for examples: games, ringtones, sports, photo-sharing, a global subway guide for travelers and many more. Once you download a mobile app, it’s stored on your phone for easy access and richer user experience.
SMS. But, friends call it text.
No data plan? Text messaging is an economical and easy way to stay connected with your favorite Internet services and information from your phone.
Create a new text message and send it to the number 58242 (YAHOO) to get news, sports scores, or driving directions, delivered to your phone.
Search for local information by sending a query with your location or zip code. For example, if your zip code is 94025, you can find a a local pizza restaurant by texting “pizza 94025.″ Get a stock quote for Yahoo! by texting “s yhoo” or weather information by texting “w 94025.” Find a WiFi hotspot by texting “wifi 94025.” You can even use text messaging to keep your Yahoo! Messenger conversation going from your phone. NOTE: Text messaging charges will apply.