AOL to provide phone service with Instant Messenging

TechSpot News:
"AOL is to integrate its instant messenger service with free local telephone numbers. ... Once launched, the service will give AOL users a phone number which can be connected through another computer or a regular phone. Naturally, incoming calls are free but users have to pay to make calls to regular phones. "

It looks like AOL would like to have a piece of Skype's 100 Million users.

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Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.