Jingle Networks provides 1-800-FREE411 service to Skype users in the US
Jingle Networks, operator of the [1-800-FREE411]( http://www.free411.com/partners/skype/?cm_mmc_o=atbyp%20VzyfY%20mbfwlCjCmLY5w%20PkBTCjCPkBT%20z_BAf%20mLY5w%2fdywwSvvCjC-g6AblbfbBE%2f-czywEwll) directory assistance service has partnered with Skype to make their free directory service easily accessible to Skype users in the United States. The [1-800-FREE411](http://www.free411.com/partners/skype/?cm_mmc_o=atbyp%20VzyfY%20mbfwlCjCmLY5w%20PkBTCjCPkBT%20z_BAf%20mLY5w%2fdywwSvvCjC-g6AblbfbBE%2f-czywEwll) service will now give U.S. Skype users (using [Skype 3.5 for Windows]( http://www.skype.com/go/downloading-beta) ) a free directory assistance service without the $2 to $3 fees typically charged by telephone carriers for regular 411 calls.
This is a great example of a partner who has integrated Skype in to their online service. Here is how it works:
1. U.S. Skype users can now add the business contact ‘Free411usa’ to their Skype contacts.
2. Users can then click on the contact to call 1-800-FREE411 from Skype and request a business, government, or residential listing in the U.S.
3. Upon receiving the phone number, users can select to receive a text message (a Skype Alert) with the phone number, which they can click-to-dial from Skype, and / or click to add to their contacts list.
4. They have also added a ‘click to call with Skype’ link to each of the listings on their website. So if a user searches for Pizza Hut in San Jose, they are presented with the number and a link that says call with Skype.