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Broadreach Networks and Skype deliver free voice over Wi-Fi
Posted on 4-Mar-2005 10:10 | Tags Filed under: News



Broadreach will open its network of 350 ReadytoSurf fixed and Wi-Fi wireless Internet locations in train stations, cafés and retail outlets across the UK to allow all Skype users free access to Skype. Users will be able to enjoy the benefits of their Skype account at no charge while connected to Broadreach's network.

This partnership allows Skype’s users in the UK to extend their reach to the growing base of more than 28 million global users. The new traffic will boost usage of Broadreach’s ReadytoSurf hotspots. Customers will still be charged for access to data services like Web browsing and email.

Broadreach’s network of internet locations includes major brands like Virgin Megastores, Eurostar, Travelodge, Moto, Little Chef, Virgin Trains, EAT , Choice Hotels and Quality Inn and major railway stations including all the London terminals. Broadreach is the first hotspot operator to have secured a deal of this sort with Skype and is the launch partner in the UK.

Skype is a peer-to-peer Internet telephony company, offering free multi-mode communications software for Windows laptops and desktops, Windows Mobile Pocket PC, Linux and Mac OS based computers. Free Skype features include instant messaging with group chat, 5-party conference calling, and file transfer. Skype also offers SkypeOut, a pre-paid service that allows calls to landline and mobile numbers worldwide.






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