Euro Carrier Brings Skype, Sling To Their Phones
Nov 16, 2006, 11:08 AM by (staff)
3, a 3G carrier in selected European countries is launching a new service that treats advanced 3G phones more like a PC. The X Series plans for select Symbian smartphones will be able to pay a flat rate to use a variety of advanced services that are normally blocked or shunned by other carriers. Included on the X Series are Skype, MSN Messenger, and Yahoo! Messenger, the use of which are free on the plan, including Skype voice calls. The phones also include software from both Orb and Sling Media, allowing users to stream video from their TV or computer to their phone. 3 will launch X Series in the UK next month and in the rest of its locations early 2007. It is possible the plans won't run long as the carrier is rumored to be in buyout talks for many of its European networks.