We're partnering with KDDI in Japan
Following the announcement of our partnership with Verizon Wireless earlier this year, we’ve just announced a strategic alliance with KDDI to integrate Skype software across KDDI’s services, starting with its mobile network – au.
au customers will be able to benefit from Skype-to-Skype voice calls which don’t count against their monthly minute allowance*, IM, as well as great value calls to international numbers at Skype’s low rates.
The Skype app for au phones will be ‘always on’ so customers can see their friends’ online status at any time, as well as be able to receive Skype calls and Instant Messages whenever they’re connected.
We’ll initially make Skype available on the au IS01 and IS03 from November this year, and we have plans for deeper integration on a range of au Android devices as well as BREW devices in 2011.
If you’re in Japan, find out more and pre-register for Skype on the new IS03.
* Data plan charges apply when initiating/receiving a call but cease to apply once the voice call is established.