If you’ve got a Nokia Symbian phone and are planning to travel abroad, or maybe you’re just someone who makes a lot of calls overseas, Skype has announced that there’s now a free app that could save you a lot of money.
Skype for Symbian, which works over both a mobile data connection and WiFi, is now available for free through Nokia’s Ovi Store. It allows users to make free Skype-to-Skype calls to anyone in the world, along with instant messaging, text messaging, photo and video sharing and many other options.
So if, for example, you’re on vacation in London and you’re at a WiFi hot spot, you can call home using Skype and not come back to find crazy roaming charges on your bill.
Currently the Skype app will run on any of these Nokia phones: Nokia N97, Nokia N97 mini, Nokia X6, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia 5530, Nokia E72, Nokia E71, Nokia E90, Nokia E63, Nokia E66, Nokia E51, Nokia N96, Nokia N95, Nokia N95 8GB, Nokia N85, Nokia N82, Nokia N81, Nokia N81 8 Gb, Nokia N79, 230603 , Nokia 6220 classic, Nokia 6210 Navigator, Nokia 5320.
Skype says the app will soon be available on Sony Ericsson phones as well.
Skype, Nokia Release Skype for Symbian [PCmag.com]