Free411 on Skype

July 24, 2007

Jingle Networks’ 1-800-FREE411 service will now give U.S. Skype users (using Skype 3.5 for Windows) a free directory assistance service without the $2 to $3 fees typically charged by telephone carriers for regular 411 calls.

With over 200 million calls to 1-800-FREE411, Skype users can join the millions of other U.S.-based consumers who are already taking advantage of 1-800-FREE411’s free directory assistance service. Skype users will get the same caller experience that all 1-800-FREE411 callers receive, while also receiving a Skype alert containing the requested phone number, which allows them to click the phone number link and connect directly to the listing via a SkypeOut™ call. Skype users can facilitate easy connection to 1-800-FREE411 by adding “Free411USA” to their Skype contact list. Read the rest of this entry »

Wal-mart deal with Skype

May 15, 2007

Wal-Mart has come to an agreement to sell Skype products in there store in a special section, like handsets, webcams and other Skype equipment.

“This relationship with Wal-Mart will increase exposure for Skype and our hardware partners in a single dedicated Internet communications section,” Don Albert, vice president and general manager of Skype North America, said in a statement. “Our research suggests that when users add a Skype-certified accessory like a headset, handset or Webcam, it greatly enhances their experience, and they use Skype more to connect with family, friends and business colleagues.”

Read the story on ZD-net.