6/29/2009 11:44:00 AM
3 offering Skype on the Nokia N97
3 has become the only operator to take the opportunity to offer Skype on the Nokia N97.
The offering, available from last Friday, marks the first time 3 has offered Skype on one of the market’s most big hitting handsets.
Mobile reported earlier this year that O2 and Orange had been angered by Nokia’s decision to make Skype available on Nseries handsets. The operators have concerns over potential lost revenue from offering free calls.
O2 still has no availability date for the N97, while Orange is said to be receiving shipments this week. The N97 will be available with Skype on 3 contracts from £35 a month, with voicemail and 300 minutes/texts. Internet can be added for £5 a month.
Alternatively, it’s available on pay as you go for £319.99, where every top up comes with 90 days of free voicemail, a free bundle of texts and 150MB of internet usage.