"For 14.95 a month you can operate this and send messages anywhere in the country. And you can send messages to any Internet address in the world and receive messages from any Internet address in the world." And the two way messengers will be available come the end of June for 99 dollars after a rebate. Useful? As Buckenham points out if he goes to the mall with his wife ... .
"And she's off in some other department store and I'm looking at all the cool gadgets like this... obviously we have to try and connect up in the mall... .and I can just zap her a quick instant message." Is it better than carrying a wireless phone? In some ways yes. For one thing, you leave it on all of the time and a single double A battery will last about three weeks. You can connect with us at ThirdAge.com. Bootcamp, I'm Fred Fishkin for CBS News.