Sprint to Offer Direct MySpace Access

Sprint has become the first wireless carrier in the U.S. to offer customers with Web-capable phones direct access to MySpace Mobile on its wireless portal, according to MediaPost.

The agreement between the two companies lets users edit MySpace profiles, view and add friends, post to blogs, and exchange MySpace messages, among other things, via a direct link from Sprint’s mobile deck at no extra cost, the report said.

But “Sprint’s MySpace advantage may be short-lived, however, as the social networking site plans to announce similar direct-access arrangements with other wireless carriers in the coming weeks,” according to the article. “By saving mobile users from having to type in the MySpace WAP address, the company aims to boost traffic to the mobile site.”

We’ve seen this kind of thing before, such as for Facebook on the LG Rumor, also on Sprint, that this author reviewed for PC Magazine.