According to a Reuters story,
Users of Instant Messenger can keep receiving messages, even when they are not logged on to their personal computer, as Microsoft and eight European mobile operators expanded the service to cellphones. A message sent from a PC to a user who is 'off-line' will automatically be forwarded to his mobile phone in the form of a short SMS text message. Replies from a mobile phone will land back in the Instant Messenger dialog box on the computer. Mobile phone users will be charged per message received or sent.
I can imagine people just trying to jack up each others bills by spamming their phones. I sure hope there are some good filterting options.
Posted by jzawodn at June 24, 2002 05:20 PM