Like eBay’s SkypeOut service, Microsoft and MCI are selling the PC-to-phone VoIP service. Customers will be able to buy prepaid calling cards in $5, $10, and $15 blocks for use with the service. The service will allow a user to call both landline and mobile phones just by clicking on an entry in the user’s contact list.When signing up during the beta period users will get up to an hour of free calls and the final pricing will be determined when the service officially launches in 2006. More details over here.
Users will be able to place calls at rates starting at $0.023 per minute to the U.S., the U.K., Canada, and Western Europe during the beta test period. Eventually they will be able to call more than 220 countries.
Microsoft's MSN Messenger to get VoIP service
Posted on Wednesday, December 14 2005 @ 12:35 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck