7/29/2008 6:34:00 PM
Internet call service Vyke launches free text offering
Internet call service Vyke Communications has launched an application for Symbian handsets that allows users to send free text messages.
FreeTxT is compatible with Symbian Series 60 handsets that allows Vyke customers to send and receive free text messages to fellow Vyke users, and send cheaper texts to non-Vyke users.
The FreeTxT application intercepts outgoing text messages and sends them to Vyke’s server via the phone’s internet connection.
Vyke’s chief marketing officer Jan Berger said: ‘With text messaging being an integral part of today’s consumers’ lives, particularly with the younger generations, affordable messaging is essential.
‘Unfortunately, mobile operators are taking advantage of SMS being a “must have” believing that they can continuously keep on charging exorbitant rates as consumers will pay.’