Skype users may soon be sending text messages

Skype users may soon be sending text messages

Due to a reporting error the story, "Skype users may soon be sending text messages," posted Friday, contained an incorrect conversion of 3 U.K. pence to U.S cents. The correct conversion is $0.06.

The story has been corrected on the wire and the seventh paragraph now reads:

"For the beta test, we have purchased SMS messages in bulk to get a good price of less than 3 pence (US$0.06) per message, so we're currently paying for the service," he said. "What we would like to do is have the billing managed through the existing SkypeOut prepaid service. We're in talks with Skype about this possibility."

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