Microsoft, MCI Partner on IM Calling

This was announced this week (13/12/05). As you can see also MSN Messenger is being rebranded into Windows Live Messenger. Windows Live is rapidly turning into a platform …
Adding telephony features to the new version is more than just a nice feature. Lot’s of solutions out there already without argument, but imagine the scale in which this is going to be available.
The pricing is still high I would say compared to SkypeOut, VOIP Buster and others, but having this services delivered through MCI may mean a different (I mean higher) Quality Of Service.

Microsoft and MCI on Tuesday announced the formation of a multiyear partnership to bring VoIP calling to Redmond’s next generation messaging client. Called Windows Live Call, the feature will be tested as part of a limited beta of Windows Live Messenger, which is set to begin this week.

Peter de Haas
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  1. Not sure what you mean by this. If I am informed correctly Yahoo, AOL and other have just recently implemented / announced this …
    Skype ofcourse started of as a telephony service with added IM capability.

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