For beginner chatters to the most experienced, the msn Messenger Service is a good choice as your instant messaging service.
It's free, very easy to set up & use, and includes many features. You just need to
have a valid e-mail address to use msn Messenger, but having a Passport (Hotmail) account adds even more features.
- Instant messages to anyone on
your contact list
- Control your status (on-line,
away, appear off-line) and even block selected contacts
- With Passport (HotMail) options, you can view other people's profiles, and even change your
own profile from msn Messenger
- HotMail notifications
- Voice conversations: Call PC to PC, or PC to phone, for free,
anywhere in the U.S. or Canada.
- Share your files: Trade pictures, music, documents, and more right
from MSN Messenger Service. (Please use standard virus protection practices.)
- Reach beyond computers: Send messages to pagers and cell phones.
- Automatic typing indicator: Stop interrupting! See when people are
typing a response.
- Customize: Change font styles and colors. Choose your own system
sounds, pictures, just about everything!
- Emoticons: Express yourself with the emoticons provided, or make your
- Quick download: It takes under 4 minutes to download on a 28.8K
- Voice Chat! I haven't tried it yet.. but i will! :-)