Monday, November 15, 2010

KDDI Begins Offering Skype Smartphone Service

KDDI officially began offering "Skype au" -- a service that allows voice calls and instant messaging on the company's "au" Android smartphones. Through the joint venture with Skype, the custom Skype client application will be preinstalled on models starting from "IS03." With the application, customers can enjoy not only Skype-to-Skype voice calls, but also instant messaging (chat) and international calls.

Significantly, "Skype au" uses au's mobile phone network, enabling stable voice calls with Skype users around the world with the quality and easy usage of KDDI's mobile network.

Separately, KDDI announced a new flat rate, data service -- 5,460 yen monthly.