Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Australian wireless network provider 3 has announced free Skype calls

Australian wireless network provider 3 has announced free Skype calls, fixed line-like pricing for wireless data and a partnership with iiNet as part of its X-Series suite of services.

Customers of Hutchison's 3 network can make and receive free calls using Skype, plus use their phone to access their personal media files such as photos or music stored on their home PC using Orb. Also included in the X-Series suite of services is MSN Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger, with customers able to send and receive unlimited instant messages.

An example of the X-Series service is that for $30 a month customers get 1 GB of data to use surfing the internet and accessing their photos or music stored on their home PC. They can also plug their mobile to a laptop and using it as a modem. That $30 also includes free Skype to Skype calls including to other Skype 3 mobile customers. It also includes unlimited access to Planet 3 content including News, Sports and Weather.

The X-Series suite of services is already available in markets across the world including the United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden and Hong Kong.
3 also today announced an alliance with fixed broadband provider iiNet to offer X-Series customers a discounted home broadband service (available from 6 April), which will allow them to experience the Orb service on their mobile.

3 has completed its network upgrade to HSDPA across its 3G network, which means that customers with HSDPA mobiles or data cards can expect typical download speeds ranging from 600 Kbps to 1.5 Mbps, with a theoretical maximum download speed of up to 3.6 Mbps. X-Series customers can choose an X-Series mobile which is also HSDPA ready.

The X-Series suite of services are initially available with the N73 and E65 from Nokia and two HSDPA-enabled mobiles - the DoPod 810 and the LGU830. Further mobiles will be announced shortly. Pricing ranges from $20 per month for a 500 MB download allowance and a 1000 minutes of Skype calls to $40 for 2 GB per month and 4000 minutes of Skype calls.

Source

9 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:30 pm

    I just wanted to thank you again for that amazing web-site you have created here.

    It really is full of useful tips for those who are really interested in this specific
    subject, in particular this very post. You're really all really sweet and thoughtful
    of others and reading your website posts is a good delight if you ask me.
    And what a generous treat! Ben and I are going to have fun making use of your tips in what we should instead
    do in the future. Our listing is a distance long which means your tips
    will definitely be put to beneficial use.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you very much for your very kind words! Much appreciated!

      I hope you also enjoy the short stories I posted recently.

      Kind regards,

      Helen

      Delete
  2. Anonymous8:01 am

    Perfect piece of work you have done, this internet site is really cool with excellent information.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Anonymous11:25 pm

    Simply wanna tell that this is very helpful, Thanks for
    taking your time to write this.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Anonymous6:10 am

    Aw, this was an incredibly good post. Finding the time and actual effort to produce a superb article...
    but what can I say... I put things off a whole lot and don't
    manage to get anything done.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Anonymous3:44 pm

    hello!,I love your writing very a lot! proportion we
    keep in touch extra about your article on AOL?
    I require a specialist in this area to solve my
    problem. Maybe that is you! Taking a look ahead to look you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for your most appreciated comment but please be aware that I do not work for Skype and that this blog is not about Skype any more, reason I can't call myself an expert any more for already a long, long time.

      Helen

      Delete
  6. Anonymous1:12 pm

    I believe this internet site has got some very good
    information for everyone :D.

    ReplyDelete