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Old 03-03-2005, 09:48 PM   #1
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UK Can Phone Free

A British Wi-fi hotspot provider has announced that will begin offering free calls with Skype.

Yes, you read that right: Free. No need to pay. Zip.

Have a PPC with Skype and you're just dying to call your girlfriend in Chicago? (Gee, that sounds familiar...) Now you can just pop in to one of over 350 Broadreach Networks affiliated hotspots all over the UK and make that call.

Broadreach can be found in major brands like Virgin Megastores, Eurostar, Travelodge, Moto, Little Chef, Virgin Trains, EAT, Choice Hotels and Quality Inn as well as in major railway stations including all the London terminals. They're also working to bring Wi-fi service to all European train services.

Both companies win. The partnership will allow Skype users in the UK to extend their reach of more than 28 million global users (and growing daily). The new traffic brought in by Skype users will boost usage of Broadreach’s ReadytoSurf hotspots since users will be charged for access to data services like web browsing and email.

Broadreach is the first hotspot operator to have secured a deal of this sort with Skype and is the launch partner in the UK.

Of course you can also use your Wi-fi enabled laptop to use Skype service, but if you really want to do in a truly mobile way, your Pocket PC with Wi-fi can make it happen. (Said the Palm user, "Grrrr!")

Read more from their press release here.
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Of course you can also use your Wi-fi enabled laptop to use Skype service, but if you really want to do in a truly mobile way, your Pocket PC with Wi-fi can make it happen. (Said the Palm user, "Grrrr!")
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Old 03-03-2005, 11:31 PM   #3
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Have a PPC with Skype and you're just dying to call your girlfriend in Chicago? (Gee, that sounds familiar...)
He he he. I don't know whom you are talking about ...
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Old 03-04-2005, 08:33 AM   #4
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I like it!


But that still doesn't mean I'd give up my Palm. I fault Skype for a silly business decision. Definitely not trying to boost the PPC platform.
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Skype or the like is the future! And if you buy a WiFi-enabled Motorola phone now, it comes preloaded with Skype software. I wonder what the traditional telecom carriers think about that
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Are the Skype loaded Moto's out yet?! They just announced like a month ago.

Yea, Skype is taking things to a new level of telephony. Now if someone would just allow the release 801.11n we'd be all set.
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I just installed Skype on my PPC and created an account. Anyone willing to share his/her Skype name with me so that I can do a test call?
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