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  • From: Candace Holman <>
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  • Subject: iSkoot Launches First Mobile-Voice To Skype Network
  • Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 17:52:13 -0500

Here's another announcement on dual-mode cellular/voip convergence with presence capabilities:

The press release exclaim: iSkoot’s Complimentary Offering is a Peer-to-Peer Network Connecting Cell Phones to PC Calls Without Custom Phones, PCs or Wi-Fi [1], and that it is as easy as "Download the FREE iSkootMobile phone application to your cell phone, log on to your Internet chat service, such as Skype™, and start calling your online buddies. The iSkootMobile Network uses your mobile phone's voice network, so it works wherever your mobile phone works."

It's only for Nokia Series 60 phones, Cingular/Cingular MEdiaNet and Skype customers right now, but will be coming soon to Google Talk and Yahoo Messenger, other Nokia phones, Motorola RAZR and Palm Treo 650. [2]

In a October 2005 Wireless Week article [3] the question was whether carriers would consider this a revenue-draining threat, but it's pretty clear that this will generate revenue on the data downloads, or at least Cingular's betting on it. Hopefully the description of how the service worked back then is out of date. Otherwise this would be much like Eqo, [4] except it has a better binding with a carrier, and 8 patents pending.

Brough Turner is one of their Advisors, and they are based in Cambridge, MA.

Candace Holman

Press release


Cell Meets Skype


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