Tesco is trialing a mobile VoIP service in partnership with Freshtel, an Australian internet phone provider.
A new telephone number is issued with most mobile VoIP services, but Tesco’s service will allow VoIP calls to be made from the existing mobile number. Calls to other Tesco customers will be free.
Users of Nokia’s N95, N81, E65 and E51 handsets can download the application and can then make VoIP calls when in range of a WiFi connection.
Freshtel is believed to be in talks to offer mobile VoIP with other carriers in Europe and the Asia Pacific regions.