Friday, July 23, 2004 - Telecom Rebel To Connect PCs To Telephones - Telecom Rebel To Connect PCs To Telephones "Skype Technologies SA, whose software has allowed millions of people to make free calls on the Internet, is about to go mainstream.
The Internet calling rebel plans to start offering calls from computers to regular phone lines anywhere in the world for less than two cents per minute. Today, the company is expected to announce a deal with Level 3 Communications Inc. and other carriers to route the calls.
Already, in less than a year, Skype -- a creation of the makers of music file-sharing software KaZaA -- has attracted more than seven million registered users by offering free software that allows users to make free calls from one computer to another, using PCs to speak to each other instead of telephones. The new service comes in addition to the already free existing service, which has been downloaded more than 16 million times."
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