Calling London or just about anywhere else internationally has always been pretty expensive. VoIP services, including Skype, have helped ease the pain of those massive ultra-long distance bills, but this just meant you were tethered to a computer. EQO Mobile could be the answer to affordable international long distance. This new service promises to reduce the costs of international calls by up to 95%, while also offering free voice calls, as well as “texting,” with other EQO users.
Additionally users could look forward to free IM chat with MSN, Yahoo, AIM, GoogleTalk, ICQ and Jabber. The service, which EQO Mobile claims is powered by a small software application, and is available as a free download and installs itself automatically, let’s user keep their current phone and plan. EQO supports hundreds of mobile handsets, and the service is now available in 20 Europe countries, as well as the United States.