Skype goes mobile, as a native service on 3 Mobiles

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It’s just another step into telecoms convergence but for Skype, it’s a major step towards modern telecoms domination — its dream. 3 Group customers will be able to make free Skype calls to other 3 Group Skype users and to PC-based Skype users for a flat rate.

Prices for these X-Series call plans aren’t revealed yet, but something 3 Group assured is that calls would be unlimited. SkypeIn and SkypeOut paid services will become available to mobile customers next year, Zennstrom adds at the conference press (in picture). The X-Series offering will become available first in the UK on next month and then to all other markets in which 3 Group operates.

The X-Series plans also include Y! Go and Google mobile services, as well as Slingbox, Orb (a multimedia content service), MSN Messenger and eBay. The Nokia N73 and Sony Ericsson W950i are the sole compatible cellphone models with the offering. Zennstrom said Skype for Symbian would be available soon. Does that means Skype has already made it?

For the record, the offering has been set after a deal between eBay-Skype and Hutchinson Whampoa, which owns 3 Group. So far, 3 Group acknowledges some 14 million mobile users in Europe and in South-East Asia.

Nov 16, 2006 | By Nuno

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  • #0 Skype goes mobile, as a native service on 3 Mobiles « Digital Life (pingback):
  • […] Skype, Orb, SlingMedia, MSN etc all for free..this looks like an unlimited data package but walled in with 3’s preferred suppliers. I guess it’s the first step towards what people want. We’ll just have to see what these X-Series rates are like, plus the news of a sale still hangs over 3 or is this an attempt to finally get out off the bottom slot of (Serious) mobile providers? [via] […]

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