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Skype to Charge for Mobile VoIP

WASHINGTON June 2, 2010 – Starting in 2011, Skype will begin charging users to make mobile Skype-to-Skype calls.

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WASHINGTON June 2, 2010 – Communications industry pundits have wondered how the market would adapt to the rapid growth of mobile voice-over-internet protocol services. Today, they have an inkling. AT&T announced that it will begin to meter its mobile broadband service, and Skype also has announced a major change to its service. In its newest version of Skype for the iPhone, mobile Skype to Skype calls will no longer be free. Starting in 2011, users will have to pay a “small fee.” Calls made over Wi-Fi will remain free but users will have to pay for calls made over faster, 3G networks.

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Policymakers Urge Better Broadband Maps, Seek Funding for ‘Rip and Replace,’ and Tout Open Radio Networks

Jericho Casper

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Screenshot of Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker, R-Mississippi

WASHINGTON June 2, 2010 – Communications industry pundits have wondered how the market would adapt to the rapid growth of mobile voice-over-internet protocol services. Today, they have an inkling. AT&T announced that it will begin to meter its mobile broadband service, and Skype also has announced a major change to its service. In its newest version of Skype for the iPhone, mobile Skype to Skype calls will no longer be free. Starting in 2011, users will have to pay a “small fee.” Calls made over Wi-Fi will remain free but users will have to pay for calls made over faster, 3G networks.

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Broadband Roundup: Mobile World Congress Cancelled, Yang Bows Out, Ajit Pai at Wind River Tribe

David Jelke

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Photo of Ajit Pai at Wind River Indian Reservation by the FCC

WASHINGTON June 2, 2010 – Communications industry pundits have wondered how the market would adapt to the rapid growth of mobile voice-over-internet protocol services. Today, they have an inkling. AT&T announced that it will begin to meter its mobile broadband service, and Skype also has announced a major change to its service. In its newest version of Skype for the iPhone, mobile Skype to Skype calls will no longer be free. Starting in 2011, users will have to pay a “small fee.” Calls made over Wi-Fi will remain free but users will have to pay for calls made over faster, 3G networks.

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Wireless 5G Broadband and Everywhere Connectivity is the Buzz at the Consumer Electronics Show

Drew Clark

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WASHINGTON June 2, 2010 – Communications industry pundits have wondered how the market would adapt to the rapid growth of mobile voice-over-internet protocol services. Today, they have an inkling. AT&T announced that it will begin to meter its mobile broadband service, and Skype also has announced a major change to its service. In its newest version of Skype for the iPhone, mobile Skype to Skype calls will no longer be free. Starting in 2011, users will have to pay a “small fee.” Calls made over Wi-Fi will remain free but users will have to pay for calls made over faster, 3G networks.

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