A major step in the right direction.
Inevitable? Maybe, but that makes it no less important…
The shackles have finally come off the mobile phone edition of Skype with the SkypeOut calls to mobile phones and landlines now available for the first time on the progressive 3 network.
The move means owners of compatible handsets like the Nokia N95 and Sony Ericsson C902, not to mention the impressive Skypephone line (pictured) will all see the benefits with no premium charged on the standard Skype SkpyeOut rates.
“Although 3 customers enjoy the best value international calling tariffs in the UK, we know that people are apprehensive about using their mobiles to call internationally, especially as international minutes aren’t typically included in mobile calling bundles,” said 3 UK CEO Kevin Russell. “Giving 3 customers more ways to discover paid Skype offerings to call mobiles and landlines abroad will open up a new world via your mobile.”
We couldn’t agree more Kevin – especially as the future will inevitably see telcos forced to concede to VoIP and its geography-free benefits as they are increasingly relegated to the role of 3G ISPs.
Lower mobile bills? Bring it on!