Ultra is turning the SIM card into an international calling card. It’s always offered cheap direct dial rates to other countries as well as free international SMS. Now it’s making calls to five countries gratis.
Mexico’s biggest mobile brand launched in the U.S. but as an MVNO. Owned by América Móvil, Telcel América resembles its sister operator Straight Talk in that its plans include unlimited everything. In Telcel’s case they also include unlimited calling to mobile phones in Mexico.
Skype is killing long-distance phone calls, minutes at a time. In fact, the growing popularity of the service has seen it steal minutes away from the phone companies. And for consumers that is good news. What’s more, the idea of free voice is only gaining traction.