Yahoo debuts wireless account access

Customers of Yahoo's online bank, credit card and stock trading account access services can now access accounts using Web-enabled phones, the company said on Tuesday.

Yahoo Online Account Access customers link their bank, brokerage accounts and credit cards to an online Yahoo portfolio for Web access, permitting real-time stock and account balance tracking. Yahoo's mobile initiative extends that access to Web-enabled phones.

Wireless access to Yahoo accounts is free, beyond normal phone charges for wireless Web access, said a Yahoo spokeswoman. Most of the Yahoo Finance features are also free, although there is a subscription charged for online bill payment services. Yahoo's paid-subscription Bill Pay service is not yet wireless-enabled, she said.