We have to admit – it’s quite compelling: with 3’s new Videotalk to PC service, subscribers on the 3 network can call any PC with email and a webcam and have a videophone conversation. The service will roll out in Australia shortly.
It’s a great idea – and will help spread the use of 3G video phones because now you have more than just a few other 3G video phones to talk to.
NEC’s 606 and 808 handsets are already compatible – and a software upgrade will allow Motorola A920 users join in. PC users need a webcam and need to register to use the service before they can take calls.
The service is in use in Italy, and about to launch in Hong Kong. Calls are charged at national Videotalk rates.