Skype has just released the gold version of Skype 4.0 for Windows. For those of you who may not know yet. Skype is a way people communicate around the world. Skype has more than 405 million registered users globally who use Skype software to communicate for free through voice and video calls as well as instant messages. Skype generates revenue through its premium offerings, such as calls made to and from landlines and mobiles, voicemail, call forwarding, and SMS. Conversations over Skype can take place on computers, mobile devices and Skype Certified™ hardware.
Instant messaging on mobile phones is getting more and more popular with the continuing focus of mobile network providers to encourage people to use their cell phones to connect to the Internet. I have checked out some of the available instant messaging software applications that you can install on your mobile phone so that you can communicate with your online buddies, friends and family.
If you’ve listen to the news lately about the current move of the Senate to “solicit” 10% of the Telcos’ earnings from text messages, you’d probably notice that the current estimate for SMS messages in the Philippines is about 2 billion SMS messages daily (that’s daily!).