The new Skypephone from 3 is great for business
There is a lot of excitement in the industry today about the announcement of a [new Skypephone from mobile operator 3.](http://www.skype.com/3skypephone)
Why is there so much excitement? Because for the first time ever, a mobile operator is allowing Skype users to make free Skype-to-Skype calls and send free Skype instant messages directly from a mobile phone.
If you are already using Skype for business, or considering Skype as a way to reduce your company’s phone bills, the 3 Skypephone provides complete flexibility. Whether you are in the office or on the road, you can continue to stay in touch using Skype.
So, where can you get it and what’s the cost? The 3 Skypephone will be available this year in the UK, Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Macau and Sweden. Skype-to-Skype calls are free from your 3 Skypephone as long as you are on contract or your pay-as-you-go 3 credit is topped up monthly. In the UK the 3 Skypephone is £49.99 on a pay-as-you-go tariff or free on a contract.
If you have a number of people in the company who use Skype, then providing each of them with a 3 Skypephone means you need never pay for internal company calls, they can be completely free from anywhere; the office, the home or on the road. Now that must be good for business.
See the [press release](http://about.skype.com/2007/10/3_skypephone_delivers_free_sky.html) for more details.