Skype in deal with 3 to offer free mobile telephone calls in the UK
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 14/10/2007 09:47
The attack on the mobile phone market from some of the internet's biggest names is escalating, with Skype planning to offer free mobile calls to Britons.
The world's biggest internet calls service is expected shortly to announce a deal with 3, the 3G mobile phone operator, to enable users of a new Skype/3 branded phone unlimited free calls to each other. 3 hopes that the service, which works by sending the calls as data over the internet, will help to lure customers. As the "challenger" mobile operator, it is seeking to stand out in Britain's fiercely competitive mobile market.